And I found blotts_attic through... a search for communties interested Henry Miller, or was it Evelyn Waugh?
My favourite novel of all time is... by... because... Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller because it literally changed my life. Miller inspired me with his words into major decisions - like moving across the country with only two suitcases and $600 in my pocket. When I first discovered Miller I floated around on his lyrical prose and was intrigued by his zany characters. His sheer zest for life and adventure sent a younger me on a few adventures of my own.
The three authors whose works I think everyone should read before they die are... because... F.Scott Fitzgerald for his beautiful, romantic prose and sympathetic but honest, realistic evaluation of young, shallow people who have made poor decisions. Henry Miller for his poetic story telling ability, powerful imagery, romantic philosophy, and exuberance for life. Margaret Atwood for her gritty, profound, sensual, absorbing novels about women that other women can relate to.
I think the most overrated author of all time is... Tom Clancy. You probably get that a lot, but really.
The most appalling novel I was forced to read in high school was... Moby Dick by Herman Melville. I know that isn't a popular opinion among literary types, but I could only take so much of an egocentric man obsessing with his metaphorical penis.
I joined this community because... I'm an English major, I love to read, and I'm always looking for good books.
When I am not reading I am... in class, working, taking walks, watching movies, talking, writing, and hanging out with my cat.