Sunday, January 28, 2007
Sidney Williams has a great post up about his Biblioholism. There are some hilarious lines here, made all the more so because they are true. I know because I've experienced the same thing. Sid is also talking about finally reading a book that he feels he should have gotten to long ago. I know what that's like too, and, in fact, two days ago I started L. Ron Hubbard's Fear, which I've heard much about over the past five years or so. It's certainly interesting so far, and holds my attention. There are plenty that don't.
At the risk of admitting my own poor education, there are a few other books on my shelves that I should have already read but haven't. I hope you all won't think less of me, but, hey, we've been talking about honesty in writing, haven't we? I'm just being honest. Besides, Sid admitted his failure first.
Here's my list:
Tolstoy's War and Peace. All I can say in my defense is, My God, it's huge.
E. R. Eddison's The Worm Ouroboros. My God, it's huge.
Lord Dunsayny's The King of Elfland's Daughter. Uhm, I can't even claim that it's all that big.
David Lindsay's A Voyage to Arcturus. It seems sort of big.
Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass. I've been working on this slowly for about two years.
Charles Maturin's Melmoth the Wanderer. It's big, and well, kinda old.
There, that's enough for now. I can only take so much embarrassment in one post. So go ahead, leave me as the illiterate slob that I am. I promise, I promise. I'll get to them. I will.