(The blog formerly known as The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time)
Welcome to The Once Lost Wanderer. The name is derived from two poems: Amazing Grace by reformed slave trader John Newton, and All That is Gold Does Not Glitter by J.R.R. Tolkien.
I really need to get to The Brothers Karamazov. It sounds like a book I will love. Moby-Dick is one of my favorite books of all time. I really liked it partly because of my experience working in taxonomy. The cetology chapters intrigued me. Starbuck is such a righteous man. It makes the end so much the more tragic. But Ishmael is my favorite. He is such a nerd! He tattooed the dimensions of a dead whale on his arm! You read some excellent books :)
I can heartily recommend the Bros K. I obviously didn't like Moby Dick as much as you....but I definitely agree about Starbuck. Thanks for the feedback!
I see that you have Wuthering Heights coming up. I can't wait to hear what you think about it. I quite liked Don Quixote. I'm reading Le Morte d'Arthur right now and I'm understanding better where the frantic, odd adventures come from.
Thanks for the feedback. I hope you don't mind, but I added a link to your blog on mine (I can remove it if you object), but I'd be grateful if you'd care to return the favor. If I enjoy Wuthering Heights half as much as the author's sister's classic novel, I will enjoy it very much. I'll be sure to peruse your review once I'm finished.
Thanks, Joseph! I've added your blog to my blogroll too!
I see you like to discuss movie versions w/ your reviews and that you are ambivalent about Moby Dick. There is a film version coming out on the true story that inspired MD. It just looks too good not to share: In the Heart of the Sea (March 2015) http://youtu.be/Xs-JfPjgiA4
Synchronisity....I just heard about this film from someone else for the first time yesterday. It does look fascinating.
I too disliked Don Quixote which on my list was book 1. I LOVE Brothers Karamazov and Anna Karenina however.
For my tastes, my list has gotten better the farther "down" I get. I think DQ suffers in translation, though it was better the second time I read it.
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