Recent Reads: Ju Enn
Here are the books which Ju Enn recently read:
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams: Bought in November 2010 in Popular Warehouse Sale in Summit. A pleasant surprise, because I just happened to be there, and found out there was a book sale! For half of normal retail price. I am halfway through the book, and am amazed at how different it is from the movie directed by Garth Jennings. But the satire, metaphorical language and humour are all still present. Try picturing a sci-fi book with inundated references as to how complicated and messed up our real world is. An imaginative book, that dares you to process information and dialogue on an intuitive level. And not to mention, with hilarious characters to tell help tell the story.
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut: Bought in Popular Warehouse Sale, Summit as well. Loved Vonnegut’s most famous work, Cat’s Cradle, therefore was intrigued and wanted to read his second most famous work. To sum it up, it’s an anti-war book told in a language that is filled with dark humour. I like Vonnegut’s style of writing brief sentences and short paragraphs. Terse, yet impactful.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Laarson: One word: wow. If you are a mass communication student, you would be able to relate to this book. It’s a political and journalistic thriller. Centered around a quirky, unconventional female character. Reading it makes me feel so excited to know what is going to happen next. Quite the page turner. And I bought it from a sale that was held outside Taylor’s student life centre (I didn’t even know what event it was and who organized it, million apologies! It was sometime around October 2010 I think).
by Ju Enn @juenn_ng