Member Rara Avis
You guys/girls are cool!
Well, since Wuthering Heights has already been mentioned twice (and it's a no brainer)
1. Catcher in the Rye and The Great Gatsby
These are really got me reading again in the first place -- what made me realize reading can be a joy and applicable to yr life.
2. The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway, Flannery O'Connor, William Faulkner, complete works of Shakespeare
3. Cathedral, Ray Carver
Stories of displacement and loss and losers and love gone wrong. But sorta funny among th' pathos.
4. Lots of comics collections: Krazy Kat, Calvin & Hobbes, The Far Side, Fox Trot, Jhonen Vasquez, Roman Dirge, Chris Ware, PEANUTS!
5. Lots of poetry: Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Charles Simic, Best of American Poetry 1999-2002, various journals, treasuries and collections.
Honorable mention: Stephen King. I can't really read him like I once did, I've lost my innocence to his work. But stuff like It, The Stand, The Shining, 'Salem's Lot, Firestarter, Pet Sematary, Desperation, Bag of Bones .... y' gotta respect it.
Sheesh, I didn't even find a place to include Mark Twain or Charles Dickens or Thoreau or Homer or J.K. Rowling or J.R.R. Tolkien or C.S. Lewis or many many others.
She said burn ... together.
[This message has been edited by bsquirrel (07-20-2002 02:42 PM).]