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Lora's Rants and Reviews

My own unapologetic opinions on books and writing. I DO NOT accept review requests but only review books I choose to read and I don't post reviews on Amazon. I'm also persnickity about genre and plot.

Currently reading

Captives of the Flame (The Fall of the Towers, #1)
Samuel R. Delany
Progress: 16%
Dark Carnival
Nancy K. Duplechain
Progress: 62%
About Time: Einstein's Unfinished Revolution (Penguin Science)
Paul Davies
Progress: 65/285pages
The Grand Phantom
Harold Cloninger
The Toy Makers
Robert Dinsdale
Progress: 2%
Devil's Day
Andrew Michael Hurley
Progress: 34%
Fools and Mortals
Bernard Cornwell
Progress: 80%
Don Quixote
Roberto González Echevarría, John Rutherford, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Progress: 48%

The classics booktag

So, why not? Saw this and jumping in:

 

1. An overhyped classic you really didn't like:

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Tried it, wasn't impressed, put it on the reject pile with all the half-baked indies that I couldn't bother to continue.


2. Favorite time period to read about:

In Classics, usually anywhere in the 17th-19th century range, though I'm quite happy to go further afield.


3. Favorite fairy-tale:

Sleeping Beauty.


4. What is the most embarrassed classic you haven't read yet:

I don't get embarrassed by what I read or don't read, but Dracula by bram Stoker wins the "Why have I never read this?" award.


5. Top 5 classics you would like to read (soon):

Rebecca

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Don Quixote

Kidnapped

Alice's Adventures Underground


6. Favorite modern book/series based on a classic:

Rumpled by Lacie Louwagie

 

7. Favorite movie version/tv-series based on a classic:

Alastair Sim version of A Christmas Carol

 

8. Worst classic to movie adaptation: 

I don't go to see bad movies, but the remake of Lord of the Flies is a mutant bastard child that should have been aborted at conception.

 

9. Favorite edition(s) you'd like to collect more classics from:

I used to have a complete set of the works of Dickens that was covered in dark green kidskin with gold lettering. Need I say more?

 

 

10. An underhyped classic you'd recommend to everyone:

I read the first few pages of Hunchback of Noter Dame when I was reading samples and oh my gods but the writing is beautiful! Can't wait to read the rest of the book!

 

So, I tag;

E.

Grimlock

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