I really loved the Curious Incident, and highly recommend it to anyone who hasn't read it yet! My only complaint is that I felt like the ending was rushed. But maybe it didn't bother other people, but it kinda annoys me when a book changes pace suddenly. I feel like I'm trotting along nicely for 3/4 of the book, and then BAM we start galloping! I'd rather gallop the entire way through, or just stay trotting. I'd really love to see a movie made of this book. It'd be such a challenging adaptation, but with a fantastic screenplay, a really creative director, lots of narration, and an uber-talented lead actor (someone of Haley Joel Osment or Freddie Highmore caliber), it could be a really amazing film.
So, I'm on a roll now, and I've decided that I should do some summer reading. Here's my list so far:
- The Shack by William P. Young (recommended to me by Ari and Heather)
- The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck (recommended to me by Dr. Adam Saenz)
- Symptomatic by Danzy Senna (recommended to me by the $2.99 shelf at Hastings)
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (recommended to me by Cara)
- Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (recommended to me by Cara and Nobel)
- Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (recommended to me by Cara and Pulitzer)
Does anyone have any other recommendations for me? Or anyone care to share their summer reading lists?
On a different note, I was looking up Pulitzer Prize winners, and I discover that the year I was born, the Fort Worth Star Telegram won a Pulitzer!
PUBLIC SERVICE Fort Worth (Tex.) Star-Telegram
For reporting by Mark J. Thompson which revealed that nearly 250 U.S. servicemen had lost their lives as a result of a design problem in helicopters built by Bell Helicopter -a revelation which ultimately led the Army to ground almost 600 Huey helicopters pending their modification.
Pretty cool, huh? I have a lot of Fort Worth pride, more so than I realized. Monday, I went to a Rilo Kiley concert in Austin, and the opening band was like, "We love Austin! Dallas?" and made a negative sound with her guitar, which made everyone yell or boo. So I yelled, "Fort Worth!" which prompted the girl next to me to yell, "F- yeah, Fort Worth!" She then turned to me and said, "You just made my night! I love how we have so much pride, we're like the biggest small town. Every time I go to a show, I hear at least one person yell about Fort Worth, it's awesome." Indeed, it is.