November’s at the horizon, and again it’s time to make a choice. This time, the random picker has singled out two gems, written by two all-time-brilliant authors. I’m happy it came down to these two! 🙂
Make up your minds! 😉
Kinda been AWOL I know, but I have been swamped, hung out to dry and then swamped some more…
ANYHOW! I am back and I wanna see some comments!! 🙂 ;).
Tell me how you doin’. How much you are loving/hating the book but mostly how much you like this post. 😛 👑 👑 👑 👑 👑
Seriously guys, HOW GOOD IS THAT BOOK?!
Important: There has been a slight change of rules, now all your nominations go to the Pool Of Nominations page, click the link for more details.
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I’m happy that my first encounter with this book was years after high school, for most of the teens I know seem to have tossed the book away, unaware of the literary treasures lying in underneath its words.
Although its narrative, by shallow inspection, isn’t the most engaging, the plot structure is probably one of the richest and the deepest I have ever explored. I can never say the story was boring, because I often was driven to consider different possibilities. And though some twists were solemnly based on mere coincidences, Dickens succeeded in keeping me guessing until the very end.
The themes are timeless; you don’t need to live in the Victorian era to conclude that everybody has a little Pip lingering inside them in varying degrees, longing for a more fortunate life and seeking affection, and a better social class. When it comes to symbols, I find using the “misty marshes” and the “Satis House” very brilliant. You can easily find that each character, symbolized something crucial as well.
Worthy to mention, I felt at many points how pathetic Pip’s fondness of Estella was, for instance when he says:
“Whatever her tone with me happened to be, I could put no trust in it, and build no hope on it; and yet I went on against trust and against hope.”
“Estella, to the last hour of my life, you cannot choose but remain part of my character, part of the little good in me, part of the evil. But, in this separation, I associate you only with the good; and I will faithfully hold you to that always, for you must have done me far more good than harm, let me feel now what sharp distress I may. O God bless you, God forgive you!”***
Brace yourselves, the random picker has made a choice! *Drums roll* And the winning book is an epic that has been adapted into a TV show. I’ll give you a hint:
“Winter is coming.”
‘GOT’ it? No? Now here’s a pitch:
Yes. Our book is the first of the series “A Song Of Ice And Fire”; the picker decided that A Game Of Thrones must be read.
Now make sure you have enough coffee and plenty of blankets to curl up underneath… Because WINTER IS COMING!
* If you don’t have the book, I am certain there are so many free versions online, just Google. We don’t care how you get it, our only concern you reading it.
* Discussions and reviews of Great Expectations start tomorrow.
Good times fly fast! Now since you guys seem too busy to nominate books, we decided to choose from September’s pool of nominations (excluding of course the book we read), this leaves the following:
Now if you have something better in mind, kindly comment it below this post. We’re so late this month (sorry, our fault), so we’ll pick a single book tonight using the random picker. No voting.
How ya doin’? Are you done yet?
Yes? Congrats then! You’re awesome! 😀
Nope? It’s okay, you’ve got a few more days to catch up, better late than never. (Dude! Hurry up!)
Haven’t even started/late to the party? Never mind, October is coming! Which means it’s time to nominate a new book! Come on, get busy and tell us…
What would you want to read next month?
Comment below this post!
P.S. Discussions and reviews of “Great Expectations” start on October 1st. Stay posted, we have surprises!