Post by jengurl1987 on Jan 13, 2015 17:12:38 GMT -5
I read Brave New World and 1984 in HS, too. I guess that the reason I love Kafka's is that a normal human goes to bed one night and awakes as a giant cockroach. And then his family treats him differently by sliding some food under his bedroom door,etc. It gets into psychology and social norms.
Margaret Atwood is one of my favorite authours. She wrote this one trilogy which is THE BEST trilogy ever: Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, and MADDADAM. You should read all three in that order. Amazing.
Post by usmichelle on Mar 30, 2015 19:30:52 GMT -5
Operation Paperclip, Annie Jacobsen The author thought provokes the fact that the allies imported thousands of Nazi scientists and engineers to various countries for their advanced research techniques and war machine knowledge. Even their medical doctors were hard sought after. She wonders if the investment was all worth it, leaving the reader to their own conclusions. I read it in two nights. Just can't get over that Holocaust stuff.
I haven't been reading any books outside of what I am studying. Medical language is fun to read about, though lol maybe I'll start on a non-study book soon... I did buy some books a while back, but I didn't find the time for them yet.
I'm technically always reading, but usually it's informative articles online, which I do share some with you all :-)