No, I don't have a fixation on Sarah Waters right now, but an online group I belong to is reading her The Little Stranger this month as a Halloween read sort of thing so I'm rereading it. Coming at it again after years away and with a little more reading experience under my belt is a huge plus -- I'm seeing more this time around than I did earlier. This whole rereading thing started me thinking about which books I'd really want to pick up again -- so I had to ask myself which ones I'd be most likely to be the most serious about and here's what I came up with:
- Nabokov - Lolita -- I seriously didn't understand the concept of unreliable narrators when I read this, so I was stupid enough to believe what I was told
- Camus - The Plague -- I know a little more about the history of Occupied France & the Holocaust now than I did when I first read this book so I probably won't be shaking my head this time around wondering WTF did I just read
- Mervyn Peake - the complete Gormenghast trilogy -- yeah. Like I fully understood it at the age of 17-- you know, when I was so sure that I was so sophisticated and so intellectually gifted as do all 17 year old girls in their fourth year of French club
- E.M. Forster - A Passage to India -- I read this after seeing the movie on television when I was younger and then became upset that the book was so complicated and not like the film
- Truman Capote - In Cold Blood -- Just to see why people hate it so much. I liked it, so I'm sure I must have missed something.