an accounting of the books i've read and what i thought about them.
Friday, July 1, 2011
things fall apart by chinua achebe
i read this in my african history class. i didn't like it. at all. i disliked the main character. i had no connection to or sympathy for him. the voice of the book was really broken, the narrative didn't flow, which was very distracting and off-putting.
" The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t" ~Mark Twain
"From every book invisible threads reach out to other books; and as the mind comes to use and control those threads the whole panorama of the world's life, past and present, becomes constantly more varied and interesting, while at the same time the mind's own powers of reflection and judgment are exercised and strengthened." ~Helen E. Haines