Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Book Review #10

I'm taking a small break from book reviews just because I like to review books I've read or used recently while they are still fresh in my mind so I can relate them to life and photography, and lately I haven't been inspired enough to write about a specific book. I won't have one next week either, because I will be on vacation, but I'm hoping after that a little light will go off in my head and I will have a great book to read and write about. For now, I thought I would do a list of 4 of the most important books I've read.

1. "The Plague" by Albert Camus
It's an interesting look into the way people behave during disaster and a lesson on the fragility of human mortality.(Image found here)

2. "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath
Often noted as the female counterpart to "The Catcher in the Rye" (though I don't really believe them to be so similar). I read this book at the perfect time, when I was 19 and very vulnerable.
(I found this image here, and stumbled upon an interesting review of this book)

3. "The Year of Magical Thinking" by Joan Didion
This is the book I read after a friend of mine died. It was also the book I read after my grandfather died. I don't take this book lightly and It is a book that is meaningful to those that have experienced great loss.
(I found this image here)

4. "Slughterhouse-Five" by Kurt Vonnegut
I am part of a generation of children that grew up in (and still growing up with) a distant and masqueraded war. A book that questions such irrationalities is very important to me and my attempt to deal with such violent things.
(I found this image here)

Are these or any other books you have read influential to your life?

p.s. I still have 1 guest post opening for next week if anyone is interested. Email me at: letitberaw(at)gmail(dot)com.

3 comments:

Sarbear said...

You know, I still haven't read The Bell Jar. Gotta get on that.

Erika Lee @ A Tiny Rocket said...

I love Sylvia- I also heard some recordings of her reading her poems- which I strongly recommend if you love Sylvia.

Let It Be Raw said...

I've heard it before and boy was it eerie to me, but I loved it all the same.

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