posted on Aug, 16 2004 @ 07:44 AM
Originally posted by nathraq
So my grandma gave me a copy of "Crime and Punishment" by Dostoyevsky. VERY hard read. Gave it up.
That's Dostoyevsky's best book. I read it and it's really worth it. Maybe you should try again when you have some for yourself.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago is a good book, muppet. I read it as well. Solzhenitsyn sometimes includes too much information though,
making certain parts of the book difficult to read.
I'm now (still) reading James Joyce's Finnegans Wake
and I'm now in book II, chapter II. James Joyce is in my opinion the best writer ever
and I have read all his work except Finnegans Wake. If you haven't read Ulysses
you have really missed something. I liked the Proteus,
Wandering Rocks, Nausicaa and Circe episodes best. You do have to take your time to read it. It's about 950 pages and there are a few difficult
episodes, like Eumeus and Ithaca.
I'm also reading Bertrand Russell's Skeptical Essays
. He is a very accessible philosopher.