I've actually done the same with a Kafka novel. Still not read/finished The Man Who Disappeared
. I wanted to have something unread by him. Save it for the "right time"… but when is that? ;p
i'm reading 'bazaar of bad dreams' by stephen king but i'm not liking it so far, two stories in. usually i like his stories.
also reading 'dragonbone chair' by tad williams. read it in high school but recently saw g.r.r.r.r.rmartin cite it as inspo for GoT so i was curious to reread. it's sloooooow.
Never read any King, actually. Where would one start?
the talisman or it are pretty accessible for a starter… or the shining, if you're not going to get hung up on it being different from the movie.
that said, i started on the running man and gerald's game was my second so it's hard to go too far wrong.
The book was pretty good, btw. Disorienting, in a good way. Felt like a weird mix between Raymond Chandler and Franz Kafka.
Seems like there's a film version from 1968 too, btw.
If you liked Eden
, you'd probably like The Invincible
Same terrain, but slightly different questions. From Wikipedia:The novel turns into an analysis of the relationship between different life domains, and their place in the universe. In particular, it is an imaginary experiment to demonstrate that evolution may not necessarily lead to dominance by intellectually superior life forms. The plot also involves a philosophical dilemma, juxtaposing the values of humanity and the efficiency of mechanical insects.
buddha by osamu tezuka
it's action-packed… and educational!
i've yet to finish it. liked the little i've read, though.
i'm reading this one now… it starts out silly and then gets more and more philosophical.
still quite silly tho
That's the best mix/combo, imho.