I decided to read the original book by Carlo Collodi. I realized the story is much longer than I anticipated. The book is 160 pages.
I also discovered, there is a lot to be learned from this story.
- Beware of false friends that want to take advantage of you
- Listen to those who love you and provide wise advice
- There are dangers to being disobedient that are not obvious in the beginning
- Family is important
- Don’t abandoned those who love and care for you
I read Pride and Prejudice many years ago, but I didn’t like it. However, the book Pride and Prejudice and Zombies took a boring story and made it a bit more interesting by adding zombies.
My favorite character in the book is Elizabeth Bennet. She is an expert zombie killer and well trained in the deadly arts. She is also outspoken, confident, and courageous. Elizabeth Bennet is completely different from the average women of the 19th century and that is why she appeals to me.
I do enjoy reading the classics. A few of my favorites are:
- Great Expectations
- The Picture of Dorian Gray
However, there are a few that I just can’t stand. I don’t get the appeal.
- Jane Eyre
- Moby Dick
- Canterbury Tales
How about you? Do you enjoy reading the classics? Are there any classics that you hate reading?
I decided to read Beowulf again. I know this sounds nerdy, but I actually like the book. You have:
- Murder and Mayhem
- Death and Destruction
- Blood, Guts, and Gore
What more can you ask for?
The book, “And Then There Were None” was written by Agatha Christie and was first published in 1939.
This is a classic mystery novel, which tells the story of 10 people who were invited to an island on false pretenses. Each person is murdered for the heinous crimes they committed, but for which they were never punished.
I highly recommend this book. It is interesting and intense at times. Also, the mystery is a difficult one to solve.
I give this book an A+