Sunday, June 14, 2020

Recap of Novels 141-150

Recap of Novels 141-150

Average rating of novels 141-150 – 3.7 stars (out of 5)

141.  ★ ★ ★ ½     Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
142.  ★ ★ ★     If on a Winters’s Night a Traveler
143.  ★       Riders of the Purple Sage
144.  ★ ★ ★ ½     Jude the Obscure
145.  ★ ★ ★ ★    The Sea, the Sea
146.  ★ ★ ★ ½     At Swim Two-Birds
★ ★ ★     Fahrenheit 451
★ ★½      The Sign of the Four
149.  ★ ★½          Phantastes
150.  ★ ★ ★     The Castle of Otranto

Favorite: Fahrenheit 451

Least Favorite: Phantastes

Best Subtitle: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values

Best Hero: Dr. Watson, The Sign of the Four
Best Heroine: Mina Harker from Dracula

Most Villainous: Manfred, The Castle of Otranto

Most interesting/Complex character: Charles Arrowby from The Sea, the Sea

Best Quotation: “The novels I prefer,” she says, “are those that make you feel uneasy from the very first page…” ~ Ludmilla, If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler
Runner Up: My correct name is Good Fairy, said the Good Fairy. I am a good fairy. ~ The Good Fairy, At Swim Two-Birds
Honorable Mention: What is more delicious than fresh hot buttered toast… ~ Charles Arrowby from The Sea, the Sea (see my About Me page to see why this quotation is so poignant.)


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