Michelle Posted October 14, 2009 Author Share Posted October 14, 2009 Thanks, Michelle. Have you read Sirius, the augmented dog story? That could be really good if done well. I read the reviews of the two books you mentioned and of Sirius and Odd John. I do remember having heard of this guy before.As for Catcher, well, I read that in 10th grade. I came out to some friends in high school that year, so I think that in comparison any of that teen angst stuff would have struck me as drivel. I also read and very much disliked A Seperate Peace that year. The guy dies because of a blood clot from a fall down the steps? I hadn't yet read Rand but I remember thinking what absolute naturalist bullshit. Oh, and Jim, nice to see a new face here. Please ignore my dislike for Catcher, it's not relevant to your enjoyment of the book. I have not read those two works, though I've been meaning to. Stapledon is one of the early lights of the sci-fi world. Catcher is decent, but it never really connected with me. Franny and Zooey and his short story collection Nine Stories are both much more memorable, for me. My memories of Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction are slightly fuzzy, but I remember not caring for the two novellas much. I remember Seymour: An Introduction being the better of the two novellas. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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