Book reviews: classic science-fiction

Among the 50 classics I read these past four years, a few were science-fiction.
I like a good scifi novel, and I realize I usually  enjoy the classic ones. Except maybe
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? which left me a bit disappointed.
I have also reviewed The Martian Chronicles, so today I’ll focus on the others:
We, Solaris, and Childhood’s End, actually my first classic for my 2nd list of 50 classics.

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WWW Wednesday September 18, 2019

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Wow, I haven’t done this for a while. I plan to do it again, at least mid-month

BOOKS JUST READ

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FICTION

Quichotte

MANGA

Spirited Away 3

CLASSIC/AUDIO

Childhoods End

Quichotte: superb, come back tomorrow to read my review!

Spirited Away: I just fell in love with the work of Hayao Miyazaki. I recently read:
– The Secret World of Arrietty ( 2 volumes), sad, but gorgeous art, so detailed, so good with nature, colors. Totally my cup of tea!
Spirited Away (3 volumes so far) – not sure I like the way the story is evolving, we’ll see
– My Neighbor Totoro (1 volume so far). I am curious to see where this is going!
This artist knows how to draw/paint, it’s really gorgeous. Technically, these are more film comic adaptations than manga, and they are all in color.

Childhood’s End:
I listened to it – found on youtube! Fascinating, though I want to read more about it, to get more to the message. And I definitely want to read more by this author!
Incidentally, this is my first classic towards my 2nd list of 50 classics!

CURRENTLY READING

FICTION

Civilizations

MYSTERY

Into The Night

CLASSIC/AUDIO

Tender is the Night

Civilizations: 
I usually really enjoy this French author. I am at 20% so far, and it’s dragging, but sounds like things are soon going to make more sense. I hope.

Into the Night:
I recently discovered Sarah Bailey and her Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock. I like her style, so I decided to jump right away in book 2. And book 3 is coming soon!

Tender is the Night:
Another audio classic I found on youtube.
So far, I really like Fitzgerald’s style. I hate The Great Gatsby, but this is very good, so far, about 1 hour into the book.

BOOKS UP NEXT

FICTION

La grande escapade

HISTFIC

The Vexations

MYST/AUDIO

Avalanche hotel

La grande escapade
The latest novel by a French author I like a lot.

The Vexations
Recent historical novel on Erik Satie! Lent to me by a friend. It sounds really good.

Avalanche hôtel
I’m curious to try this big name of French thrillers, that will be my first book by him.

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The Classics Club 2019-2024

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The Classics Club
September 7, 2019 – September 7, 2024

I’m totally thrilled to present to you my 2nd list of 50 titles for The Classics Club.

Yes, I managed to read/listen to 50 books in actually 4 years. See my first list here.
I’m very far from having reviewed them all, but I plan to do more reviews on these, and hopefully a few recap videos.

Here is my new table, with color codes for nonfiction, mystery, and Japanese, 3 prominent categories. I will obviously update the table as I go along.

How did I come up with these titles?
Simple: I opened my To-Be-Read Goodreads shelf, and put them in order of publication, and I picked the 50 oldest titles! Those are titles I added there along the years. I believe only Cyrano will be a re-read.

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I’m curious:

  1. How many of these have you read?
  2. Which one/ones is/are your favorite?

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OUT OF THESE 50 TITLES
HOW MANY HAVE YOU READ?
WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAVORITE?

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