Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Wind in the Willows

I have been reading this beautiful classic for the first time. Since I
got my kindle a few months ago(and now am very much in lust with the
new model that I don't have), I have been reading classic after
classic for free. I started with some fairy tales that were written by
the author of the Wizard of Oz, then some Irish fairy tales, then I
tried some Japanese fairy tales. I enjoy fairy tales a lot, because of
their brevity. I ended up not enjoying the Irish book at all, because
it didn't feel at all like it was broken up into tales, there didn't
seem to be any kind of cohesive narrative. Anyway, after those, I
tried my hand at The World Set Free, which started out amazingly well,
but got so muddled in the middle that I have given up on it. I was
totally lost, events began to run together, every so often another
brilliant line or prophecy would arise, and then the narrative would
become muddled again. Now I am on The Wind in the Willows and reading
briskly through it.

I used to watch the animated version that they played on PBS all the
time as a child. It was one of my great childhood memories, the music
and characters. I laughed a lot. There was a claymation, that I saw
the most, and then there was also a Disney animated version. Anyway, I
am at work, and I am going to go back to reading. I will post more
tomorrow.

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