Monday, October 4, 2010

Bookpost: Animal Farm and Lost Girls


I'm in the midst of two books right now, both very good in their own little ways: Animal Farm by George Orwell and Lost Girls by Alan Moore.

Animal Farm is one of those "classics" that's become such an iconic piece of literature that going into it, you're familiar with half the plot already. I've been wanting to read it for ages and so far it's quite good, with it's straightforward writing style (none of the long flowery prose that someone like Dickens is so fond of) and Orwellian humor. I'm going to watch the animated movie when I finish it, as it's also supposed to be very good.



As for Lost Girls, well, it's a graphic novel filled with the kind of excessive sex Alan Moore loves to put into his work. Seriously, seriously nsfw (there's underage lesbian sex in the first goddamn page), but all of the literary allusions and the fact that Dorothy, Alice, and Wendy are the main characters keeps it engaging. Alan Moore is an absolute crazy person (a bit touched, as my mother would say) but he is a genius. It's probably the beard.


After I finish those I still have loads and loads of books to read; I have the nasty habit of finishing one and buying two more, and as such my drug supply book collection is never-ending.


Seriously though, I'm pretty sure Alan Moore's beard is alive

14 comments:

  1. What is this drug supply book collection you speak of? :p

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  2. Lost girls seems like a good read.

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  3. I haven't read either, but I did watch the animated version of Animal Farm. Really good movie. Enjoy your books :P Should probably get some intervention for your addiction though :(

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  4. I've been meaning to pick up Lost Girls for a while now.

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  5. I'm well on my way to growing such a beard.

    I need to read more.

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  6. I could never enjoy Animal Farm because my school forced us to read it. The reading part was okay but the 100 questions that followed made me hate it.

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  7. i had to read Animal Farm back in high school. thought i was going to hate it, but was pleasantly surprised

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  8. animal farm is great and if you havent already read 1984 its intense

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  9. @Cpt.Awesome

    I know what you mean; lots of books I read in high school I hated then but really enjoy now

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    Yeah, it's great! I read it back-to-back with Brave New World, both are fantastic dystopian novels

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  10. animal farm is a great depiction of fascism utilizing farm animals

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  11. You've got some good creativity in this blog!

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  12. i also had to read it, its good i think

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