Friday, March 18, 2011

feed your eyes.

Just recently I ran across the problem of finishing a book, and not having another one to start.  It's an awful feeling, you know, when you're about to finish a great book and you don't want it to end so you actually notice yourself TAKING YOUR TIME to finish it...yeah, been there done that.  With that in mind, I've acquired a little list of some books that I adore and love reading again and again.  Some are my own, others were graciously lent to me by friends:

  • American Psycho.
I started reading Bret Easton Ellis when I was 17, talk about growing up fast.  This book scared the shit out of me but like a car crash, I couldn't turn away.  Ellis is now one of my favorites of all time.  His sick & twisted schizophrenic mind somewhat appeals to me.
  • The Bell Jar
Who doesn't love Sylvia Plath?  This book is a semi autobiographical tale with names and places changed.  It's kind of depressing to read how this great American author and poet felt but hey, that's life.  Definetly in my top 5.
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The plot takes place in Prague, 1968.  Beautifully written story of artistic and intellectual life during the Communist Period.  Love Love Love.
  • Life, by Keith Richards
I frekin' love The Rolling Stones so of course this was going to make the list.  'Nuff said.

  • The Rules of Attraction
And of course another one of Ellis's would make the list because he is the greatest!  Sex, drugs, lies, etc. etc., every American's guilty pleasure.
  • Just Kids
Okay so I 'll end with this one, now, this is a story about Patti Smith and artist Robert Mapplethorpe.  I was really excited to dig into this book and learn about their twisted love affair // struggle to make it as 'artists' in NYC.  I have to admit, although that premise is right up my alley, Patti annoyed the hell out of me! I'm not going to say why exactly because that will ruin it, so go out and buy it, tell me your thoughts so hopefully someone can change my mind on her!

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