"Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand. It's the true story of Louie Zamperini, an Olympic-level sprinter (some thought he'd be the first human to break a four-minute mile), who was drafted into WWII, shot down over the Pacific Ocean, and drifted on a lifeboat for 47 days before being captured by Japanese forces; as a POW, he was tortured for 2 1/2 years before being rescued. Very intense book; I couldn't put it down.Right now I'm reading "Freedom" by Jonathan Franzen; it's pretty good. Emily and I actually just ditched cable so we could (among other reasons) read more.
wow! good recommendation, 'unbroken' sounds intense. I'm going to samantha's parents house in june and it's a great time to read a book. Last time I read world war z, and it was incredible. I was thinking about reading another mass effect book.... but maybe I should read something with merit.
i recently read Antoine de Saint-Exupery's "Night Flight," about being an airplane mail carrier in the '30s or '40s, and it was pretty great, although kind of sad.really, anything by him is fantastic, especially "The Little Prince," but that's more of a children's book than like a novel. it is probably the greatest book of all time, though.
yeah i've read the little prince! def a classic
My favorite book of all-time is "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" by Jonathan Safran Foer. It's about a quirky 10-year-old boy who loses his father in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. While going through his dad's stuff, he finds a key inside a vase and decides his mission is to search NYC to find the lock to which it belongs. It's funny and heart-breaking and completely unique. One of the most creative books I've ever read... and reread (I got back and read it about once a year or so).
Recently finished "The Master and Margarita" by Mikhail Bulgakov. Really freaking awesome! It's a classical Russian lit book about the devil coming to Moskow and sowing mischief. There's religious and romantic themes tied in, too, but done tastefully. Fun, fun.
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