Monday, April 6, 2009

Independent Study Book Stuff

Soooooo, how's it going with your books?

Any questions about the directions for the paper?

Feel free to post summaries about your books or things that you find really interesting in your books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

25 comments:

Caroline said...

How many critics are yall planning on using in your papers?

puddlewonderful said...

SHIT, we have to have critics...

In other news, all the characters in my book are crazy. It's great. And the protagonist's name is Oedipa.

bballinsupasta said...

like a female oedipus? does she poke out her eyes?

Michelle said...
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puddlewonderful said...

Not yet. As far as I can tell, she doesn't have sex with any family members. She does, however, have sex.

bballinsupasta said...

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El Paco said...

You just said a curse word! I'm shocked and appalled!

Caroline said...

My book is about a man who murders a politician who discraced his wife. Then, he tries to prove his innocence but can't and ultimately, he and his wife escape before the date set for his hanging... I haven't finished yet. It's really good though.

Ehren said...

one of my books (snow white) made about 85% no sense. iterally some pages were just random words centered in the page in boldface that meant nothing. Also every "chapter" in the book wasn't necessarily a continuation of the one before it. Weird...

tmichals said...

I love my book... I just don't love to read. But anyways, yesterday did she mention anything about how many quotes we have to have? And would the quotes be from the critics, the novel, or what?

Dean Elazab said...

player piano is now my favorite book. the commentary on where humanity is going is so true, and i think everyone should at least *gasp* sparknote the summary to see if you would like to read it. "We" is like 1984 but more serious.

Dean Elazab said...

caroline your book sounds very interesting. what is the title?

Ehren said...

what are some the themes in yall's books?

tmichals said...

I'm writing mine on social constraints in Victorian society. Or at least I plan on it... I can only find one article on that topic even though it's the main theme! My book reminds me a lot of Pride and Prejudice, which I read and did my term paper on last year for Klebbster 3000.

Dean Elazab said...

The theme in my book is that is efficiency the greatest goal in life. Machines do all of the factory work because humans make errors when they work. Some people thought that this way was wrong and that people needed jobs, while the majority thought that this was the perfect system. The main character transitioned from the latter to the former.

bballinsupasta said...

my book is about a guy who murders two people to get money. then, he struggles to decided whether or not to turn himself in. this is as far as i've gotten, but i will update ya'll when i get further.

Caroline said...

my book is about a man who murders his wife's ex lover to "avenge her name" and his whole dealing with the trial and trying to save himself from be hanged. It also goes into alot of historical stuff about Kentucky during that time period... it was really good!

Aaron Nussdorf said...

I'm finishing mine, but it's about 2 actors from Bombay who are Muslims. They're on a plane that gets hijacked and bombed. They fall, and when they hit the ground, 1 guy is an angel and the other guy is a demon. Hilarity, violence, and sex ensues.
It's a good book, but I have no idea what Rushdie is deconstructing [I'm leaning towards Islam, though].

El Paco said...

I'm jealous of you people who know what you're writing about...and have finished your books...

El Paco said...

btwzz my book iz about a d00d who gitz arrested 4 no reezon n he goz to kort n doeznt know wuts going on n he gitz killed n stuff.

joel derby said...

so i guess no ones gonna blog about like the guidelines for the paper or anything that might help? i have no idea what im doing...

bballinsupasta said...

4-6 pages double spaced, 2 critics, and works cited

Stephen said...

My two books, the plague and man's fate, deal with man's innate freedom and his willingess to rebel against soceity. Typically, I do not agree with existentialist beliegs, but it is interesting how these authors emphasize the need for individuals to take action and therefore give meaning to their lives.

jp said...

I did For Whom the Bell Tolls by Hemingway. A lot of this book is about war, and I wrote about how war compromises absolute morals and destroys innocence.

One thing that's great about this book, and about Hemingway as a writer, is his refreshingly plain style. After reading so many authors who write the most windingly precarious sentences and use the most obscure words, I was like "Wow. I can read this book without dicitonary.com open... and what's more, I understand a sentence after reading it only once!"

I highly recommend Hemingway for anybody who gets discouraged or annoyed by thick, difficult prose. He tells it like it is, without literary pretense, and yet still manages to be profound.

Manal said...

I read Carlos Fuentes' The Death of Artemio Cruz. It was about a dying tyrant, remembering his past deed, and demonstrating the corruption in the government. It was an easy read, and interesting, just in case anyone needs summer book.