I have been reading Sherlock Holmes but been very slow going through the stories.
I started to read League of Extraordinary Gentlemen but didnt like the art work so its just sitting under my computer table.
I forced myself to read Moby Dick after one or two aborted tries but I hardly remember any of it. makes me think maybe I didnt read it but convinced myself I did.
Oh and I think I gave up on Dickens--at least a couple of his books and Victor Hugo's Les Miserables.
I devoured the complete Sherlock Holmes years ago when I was unemployed and at a loose end. These are definitely stories that i can;t wait to read to my son.
I absolutely love The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
and Kevin O'Neill is definitely one of my favourite comic illustrators. His Nemsis
stuff in 2000AD is absolutely awesome, but I have to say that the vibrancy of his TLOEG
is probably amongst my favourite by him.
Moby Dick's one of my favourite books and the only Melville that I've read unfortunately. I was transported into such a fascinating world when I read it, only Dan Simmons and David Mitchell have had the same profound effect on me in contemporary literature.
I've not read that much Dickens, but I wasn't keen on Great Expectations
or Oliver Twist
, however Martin Chuzzlewit
was an absolute corker. Dicken's undisguised horror of America at that time was of particular note in that it seems to be full of observations that many people would say are still prevalent today.