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julesmarie

The Book High

I've always said I'll read anything, and I really do mean that. Lately M/M romance has had my interest, but fantasy and sci-fi were my first loves and will always hold a special place in my heart. I also love histories and biographies.

Currently reading

The Mists of Avalon
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Shakespeare After All
Marjorie Garber
1984 - George Orwell, Erich Fromm This book single-handedly destroyed my ability to read books without knowing the ending in advance. I can't remember ever hating a book as much as I hated this one (which, I suppose, is an indication of how good it was). I just felt so horribly betrayed by the ending.

I was a freshman in college when I read it and when the character I'd been becoming attached to and rooting for turns his back on everything and gives in I felt angry and hurt and betrayed enough that I literally threw the book across the room and collapsed in sobs. (I never claimed to not be overly-dramatic...)

I understand the purpose behind that ending, and the book itself has led me to a fascination with dystopian novels, but I honestly HATED this. SO much.

Perhaps with a re-read I might change my mind, but I can't get over the feeling of betrayal enough (even after 15 years) to be willing to give a re-read a shot.