It never gets weird enough.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

After this, everything else in your life's got the volume turned down.

If you can wake up in a different time,
If you can wake up in a differen place,
Why can't you wake up a different person?
-Fight Club

I'm not really hard to please when it comes to books, to be honest with you. This is pretty much how it goes down - I scan through the stacks at work until I find a book with the same generic cover I always read - colorful, shiny, girly. I really hate to admit this, but...I read girly books. I really do. The girls are always getting their hearts broken, and going out for dinner with their gay best friend to try and get over it, and going to their high powered career where eventually they end up sleeping with a co-worker. Now it's embarrassing enough that I read those books. And that I don't know how to spell embarrassing. But if you knew how many of those books I read...wow, that would be embarrassing. You'd think if I didn't know how to spell it, I'd just quit using it, hey?

So recently I decided that I should try reading a book that I could actually carry around school with me whilst keeping my head held high. As soon as I start carrying a pink book with me, I have to look at the floor. My reputation could be shattered. So anyway, I decided it would be a good idea to read books that had movies made of them. I mean, obviously if they made a movie, it had to be good, hey? And I've read quite a few books and then watched the movie and gone "the book was waaay better". Examples:

Harry Potter 1-4
Drive Me Crazy (originally "Girl Gives Birth to Own Prom Date")
Where the Heart Is (although I have to admit, I totally had a crush on Fornie in the movie)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (once again, Johnny Depp <3)
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
A Walk to Remember

There are much more, I'm sure, I just can't think of them right now. The only movie I can think of that I actually thought the movie was better than the book was The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. Maybe it was because everyone made a lot of fuss about the book, and when I read it I didn't find it all that fascinating. I did not cry the promised three kleenex boxes. My throat did not even get a little bit tight. And hey, maybe it's because I'm dead inside. Or maybe it's because the book just wasn't that good.

The point of this rant actually was about Fight Club. You could probably tell, since that's where I started out. I recently read this book (by Chuck Palahniuk) and it was unfrickinbelievable. Now I know I said I'm not that hard to please when it comes to books, but this was different. Most books I can read and be like, "Oh that was pretty good." But this book...I was pretty much blown away. I won't give anything away, but I will tell you that the end is a MAJOR curveball for you less perceptive people such as myself. I think this weekend I might have to watch the movie and see if it lives up to the book. I should really talk about books more often. I've gotten myself all excited. Now I shall leave you all with another memorable Fight Club quote:

Tyler Durden: It could be worse. A woman could cut off your penis while you're sleeping and toss it out the window of a moving car.
Narrator: There's always that.

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Very good book reports. Very informative. I should read a book, it could be interesting. Wait, right now i am in the middle of three books, mamahahaw

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