Autumn and books

So I have been reading Suzanne Collins trilogy: The Hunger Games and I thoroughly enjoyed every second of it. I did watch the movies first and they had me spellbound from beginning to end. And then the books which are just so incredibly written and I found that they added so much more insight to the whole concept.
I still find the movieversion perfect and have watched it a couple of times and I think that the script is very cleverly done.

The comparison one can draw to our current society is a really close call if narrowed down and projected in a specific timeline and I do find that an intriguing quality in any text fiction or non-fiction.

The books are highly recommended as a commentary of our media-oriented society with realityshows and news almost blending into one.
So quite a few stars from me πŸ™‚

Gold Fame Citrus

Yes, I allready found my next book πŸ™‚ it is Gold Fame Citrus written by Claire Waye Watkins. It is a novel about a dystopian California suffering exaustingly from watershortage, a devastating drought has taken over and we follow a few drifters as they make their way through the landscape of a once great and richly fertile USA.

I heard about it by chance and I have decided to embark upon this science fiction tale when I finish reading Murakami’s book 1Q84.

Nice to know – by the way I am also currently enjoying The life of Elizabeth I by Alison Weir as an audiobook. A total of almost 12 hours. It is really good and sort of serves as a follow up of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall which is about her father Henry IIX.
I do love listening to audiobooks too as that gives me ample time to be creative and do embroidery, weaving and such πŸ™‚

1q84 – the trilogy by Murakami

I just started reading 1Q84 a trilogy by the japanese writer Murakami. It is a whopping 1318 pages long, so I will be delving into this amazing book at least for a week πŸ˜‰ probably more.

So, having just begun, I read 100 pages today, I still have a lot of pages to get through; but I am very impressed. This is my first Murakami-book and I actually just heard about him a couple of weeks ago. The book is excellently built-up, telling the story of two main-characters in alternating chapters and telling it in such a way that I am constantly wondering what could possibly happen next. It is drawing the reader in through detailed description of both the main characters as well as the other characters in such a way that one can picture not only the people but also the surroundings as well as the atmosphere.

Now I have not yet been to Japan and have absolutely zero referencepoints personally speaking, but the little I know about japanese culture adds to the social scenery and gives me an experience of being gently guided into the mysteries of a version of Japan.
I will write more about this book as I get further into the story. But recommendable even at this early stage.

Books

I love to read and I my reading over the years have included a wide variety of books on history, philosophy, environment, culture and metaphysics, just to name a few subjects.

I also enjoy novels especially on future like Orwell’s ‘1984’, Doris Lessings ‘The memoirs of a survivor’, Ayn Rand’s ‘Atlas shrugged’ (which I am currently reading alongside other books) etc. and some science fiction as well like Douglas Adams’ ‘The hitchhikers guide to the galaxy’ (an incredibly funny read and one that I return to at regular intervals) and more recently David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas and Andy Weirs The Martian.

The latter one I first heard as an audiobook and then read (well 40 more pages to go) and to boot I am looking forward to the DVD-version. This is also an incredibly funny read, has me laughing out loud so much that I will probably reread this several times. I love the combination of humour and science.