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Literary input needed
Never thought I'd go to NS for book advice, but hey, I know at least a few people here will be able to help out! Anyways, here's my super huge life-altering dilemma: I finally have time to read now that the semester is ending, but I can't decide which book to start with. Right now I'm looking at The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie and Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer (it's what I have, so deal with it). With skiing and travelling I'll probably only have time for one, so this is a MAJOR decision. Anybody read both of them? My favorite books I've read recently have been Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey, The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac, and Reqium for a Dream by Hubert Selby Jr, if that helps--and I'm pretty sure it doesn't.
Option B is just drinking wine and eating fancy cheese every night, but I'm a college boi now so I need to get mo betta at reading n' stuff.
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the semester is over...get crunk. enjoy it.
I would read the second one first, simply because I think Foer writes a more enjoyable story. I really enjoyed the Curious incident of the dog in the Night time. I recently read an essay by Salman Rushdie (sp.?) and it was good, but not as easy to follow as Foer's work. Not having read either of those particular books, I don't know what to say, but I think the Jonathan Safran Foer book would probably be more enjoyable, from past experience with those authors.
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