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Fahrenheit 451 Rad bradbury August 2, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Classics, Science Fiction, Week 7.
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VioletMoon Ferndale

I read this book for my summer assignment for Honors English at Windward and it turned out I made a good choice! This book is set in the 24th century. Guy Montag is a fireman, but instead of stopping fires, he set them. His job is to burn the houses of anyone who owns any books. However, after he meets Clarisse, a care free innocent and curious girl, his perspective on his life changes. She asks him one simple question, “Are you happy?” and after that, his world is turned upside down.

Wuthering Heights July 21, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Classics, Dating, Family/Friendship, General Fiction, Historical, Romance, week 6.
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I agree that Wuthering Heights is not your typical love story and is not for everyone. To keep up on what was happening I really had to pay attention. The characters are extremely complex. Heathcliff and Catherine cause more trouble than they thought when they decided not to marry each other. The story is told by a housekeeper who has witnessed everything going on, but she is a great storyteller. I recommend this book to any who likes Pride & Prejudice or anything like that.

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte June 23, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Classics, Romance, Tragic, week 2.
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“Wuthering Heights” is totally different than what I thought it would be. This book is definitely not your typical “Pride & Prejudice” romance but more like multiple tragic love stories. It’s the story of Cathrine and Heathcliff, two stubborn, selfish people with bad tempers who are in love but marry other people anyways. This makes everyone around them, including themselves, completely miserable. While the plot itself may not be terribly exciting, the characters themselves kept me reading. I hated them all for all the horrible things they did, yet I loved them all at the same time and I continually wanted to find out what each was going to do next. A wonderful read, but probably not for everyone.

The Iliad by Homer June 16, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Classics, Slow Plot, week 1.
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From Summerhippee

I had to read this book for my world history class and would have never read it other wise. It is a story about the last year of the Trojan War which is fought between the Achaeans and the Trojans, where the Achaeans try to take over the city of Troy. It is really gory and the author gives lots of details about who dies and how they died. I didn’t really like this book because of all the gore and violence but I did like it because you got to here a lot about how the Greek gods played apart in the war. It also had quite a few twists and turns that I was not expecting and also had some exciting suspense. But I would not recommend this book for people who do not like gore and a slow plot.