The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye – J. D. Salinger

Intro I read this way, way back in college, in my freshman years actually. What compelled me to read it is the controversy that this novel got itself into. Banned in various lists and libraries the supposed profanity, and seen in the hands of John Lennon’s murderer, that is enough for me to get curious. Plus numerous recommendations from a lot of people. I used to claim that I like…

Possession – A. S. Byatt

Date Started: January 24, 2011. 12:15 AM. I kept scanning the pages of this book prior to reading. And there are poems, lines from the Victorian period, and some paragraphs that I find a little hard to understand. I imagine reading Possession to be a daunting task. It was indeed daunting, but after a few chapters, the pace built up. I was even excited, my eyes were rushing ahead the…

The Helmet Of Horror: The Myth Of Theseus And The Minotaur – Victor Pelevin

Who bought it: Nobody. Well, it’s a contest prize from Jessica Zafra’s blog. What is it: A science fiction by a Russian author. It’s a retelling of mythology, I think. It looks really interesting, it’s like reading Internet chat room conversations. When: January 22, 2011 Where: National Book Store – Power Plant Mall Why: Well, it’s a freebie for my writing efforts. Is it so wrong to crave for rewards…

From Where You Dream: The Process Of Writing Fiction – Robert Olen Butler

Who bought it: Me. My first book for 2011. What is it: A book on fiction writing that said hello while I was aimlessly walking around the literary criticism section. When: January 8, 2011 Where: Power Books – Greenbelt Why: I like Butler’s short stories. Maybe not as much as I like John Cheever’s or William Faulkner’s, but I like them all the same. Yes, this is not an anthology,…