There is a movie. It's not very good.
OMG... have you seriously not read or seen Bridget Jones Diary? Or Moby Dick? Or Catcher in the Rye? My goodness!
But you have reminded me that there was a cartoon of the Littlest Prince I saw one time or another...
I have managed to miss all three of those. I should remedy this situation, I know.
And there was also a live-action Little Prince in the 70s. I remember because Gene Wilder starred in it.
Interesting meme, but what a random list of books... the Kite Runner? Complete works of Shakespeare, ...and Hamlet?
...also, perhaps I should read The Wasp Factory; I generally don't read Iain Banks books without the M. in his name.
Oh, I know. Chronicles of Narnia AND The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe are both named.
Like I said, I take no responsibility for the list, I was merely amused by it.
(I am taking this to mean own right NOW, not ever owned)
You mean... there are books you used to own and... shock, horror, you got rid of them?
Dear gods, yes! I would be completely innundated in books if we had not eliminated a portion of them. Seriously.
And, I lost a lot of them in the divorce....
I've also heard others say that their CD collections are often casualties of divorce in that they find they have to replace a ton of them. Maybe this trend will change now that it's more common that people upload their CD collection into iTunes.
I'm currently rereading A Confederacy of Dunces. That book is such a pleasure to read. It's great in every sense of the word. Thank God Toole's mom was such a force of nature and she kept shopping it around or a great work might have perished without the rest of us being able to enjoy.
I made one stab at it and did not find it to my tastes, but I intend to try again - must pick up a copy sometime soon....
I remember you saying that. Well, at least give it another shot. As I was rereading it, I was marveling at how it's plot structure was just so brilliant, in addition to the humor in the novel. Sometimes novels that are taken seriously aren't necessarily that fun to read, whereas this novel is a lot of fun. I notice that these lists usually have a few novels by James Joyce on them. After reading excerpts from Ulysses and Finnegan's Wake, I doubt that I'll ever take the time to slog through his turgid prose. Life is just too short.
Yeah, I feel pretty much the same way.
88 is a good movie, if you get the chance to see it. I want to read the book.
I have a personal aversion to Mitch Albom that has nothing to do with anything he has written. I can't imagine willingly reading his books. But that's just me.
I guess ignorance is bliss. I read two of his books this summer but don't know a thing about the author. Just out of curiosity, why the aversion?
It is totally personal and totally petty, but he was a complete bastard to a friend of mine in an interview situation.