the good soldier
December 12, 2010 § 3 Comments
This is probably my last read of the year. Probably and hopefully. I hope I stick to it and finish it before the year ends.
“This is the saddest story I have ever heard.” –what better beginning of a book is there?
Already this reminds me of The Great Gatsby. The GREAT Gatsby which I didn’t find so great and must peruse again to be sure I didn’t really like it or that I was totally dumb the first time I did. Obviously I don’t have absolute trust on my own opinions at all times.
I really must finish this, though. I must! I’ve scanned through my list of books read this year and I feel like I must finish with something really great. And I feel that this is.
AND I got this copy of Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier in one of my bookshoppings at Booksale. (The attendants there already know me and have big smiles for me whenever I come in. What bookstore wouldn’t love me with all the fortune I spend there?) It was a bargain at P15.00 (about $0.40). Who would have believed it? Not I, certainly. But got it I did and felt like it was my lucky day. Of course I spent more than P15.00 there. All the other books I got totally outweighed this particular bargain. But books are always worth it.
I have to be reading. Things and real life is eating me up and I shouldn’t let it happen. I mustn’t let it affect my reading.
So… it’s almost the end of the year and did you read anything amazing this year?