Sunday, September 30, 2007

Blink - Malcom Gladwell

Power of thinking without thinking!
read it over the summer. closely follows a psych textbook. made PS2104 very unexciting.

Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

Bought from Strands ($4.95 + tax) 4/12/2006 - 5/17/2006
So far, this book is brilliant. Possibly the funnies thing I've read in ages. Finals got in the ways, so this took a while. Finished reading in South Beach, FL.
Brilliant book. Yossarian Lives !

A year down the line, I think I've adopted some things from this book into my behavior. I can't see anyone being happy about that.

Worth a re-read.

The Grapes Of Wrath - John Steinbeck

I read this book while on vacation in Yellowstone National Park, August of 2005. Borrowed from BPL.
A little slow (at first) but other wise very insightful and somewhat inspiring book. Finally understand references in 'ghost of tom joad' by RATM. Its written in vernacular : southern slang of the '30, so the dialogue is hard to understand and/or get used to.

My Travels With Charley - John Steinbeck

Started : Mid September 2007
Finished : October 5th 2007

Steinbeck gives this book a predictable but enjoyable feel. The journey seems uneventful and the book does not seem to do it justice in length. I found it interesting from a historical perspective, which I doubt the author meant for it to serve. It offers a glimpse into the existence of people in an era I missed by a long shot. I find that fascinating.

It feels like writing the book gave Steinbeck time and space to write down his thoughts on traveling. Most of which I found interesting, true, or amusing (like the bit about hunting)