So for our final english book assignment, I can read any English book (as in not American) and perhaps russian (he said we could do Anna Karenina). Was thinking about The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. I got 5 weeks to read it...so anything 1000 pages or less. Thanks.
I would second Vindicor's suggestion of Barker's Weaveworld, but not sure if that would count as non-American. If I remember right he was born in England but now lives in the US. The book is set in England though, if that helps.
Apart from that my recommendation would be check out some stuff by Iain Banks. Anything really, but my favourites are Walking on Glass and Complicity. He's Scottish, so definitely qualifies.
About Douglas Adams, I think I must be in a very small minority of people who didn't like Hitchhiker's Guide. It just felt like he was trying too hard to be funny and "wacky". /shrug
Quote:About Douglas Adams, I think I must be in a very small minority of people who didn't like Hitchhiker's Guide. It just felt like he was trying too hard to be funny and "wacky". /shrug
I'll back ya on that. I read the first three chapters of Hitchhiker's, and simply found it to be bizarre, not funny. Couldn't get into it.
You have to get to the great rationale of the book. I think its somewhere in Restaraunt at the End of the Universe where he lays out a theory for why no one really exists and everyone you see is actually just a figment of a fevered imagination.
But honestly, who can't use a little injection of wacky every once in a while. Isn't that why we keep Glip around?