Sunday, February 17, 2008

I Have A Confession To Make...

I have never read THE HOBBIT. There, I said it.

Actually, there are probably many more fantasy/sci fi books that are out there that I am ashamed I have not read. There is kind of an established cannon of must-read books for the fantasy/horror/sci fi genre - and definitely THE HOBBIT is one of them.

But better late than never - I got my copy from the library last week and got half-way through over my vacation. I would have liked to have finished it, but a 10 month old boy has a way of taking up most of my free time.

So, yes, I am now reading THE HOBBIT - and I like it very much. I will hold my opinions to the end, but there is something I need to know from my faithful readers: what other books am I missing out on? What, in your opinion is in the cannon of must-read fantasy/horror/sci fi books?

Here are a few just off the top of my head:

Bram Stoker's Dracula - read it

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - not read it

I Am Legend - read it

At The Mountains of Madness - read it

The Stand - not read it

All the Harry Potter books - read 'em


That's all I can think of for right now - I know there are a LOT more, so I'm interested in hearing your suggestions. Right now my wife is waiting in the basement with some popcorn.

Its time for a "Supernatural" and "Smallville" double feature.

2 comments:

Jimmy said...

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson is one classic I'd to your admirable list.

It has been years since I read The Stand but I do recommend it. Probably King's Tour de Force but then again I haven't read anything by him in recent years.

Nor have a read any Potter books, I must be in a minority but just never got around to it

luvgabe said...

Wow! You read all the Harry Potter books! I also like that you've de-evolved from reading heavy literature to comic books, and that you also a fan of Smallville & Supernatural.

I also avoid heavy serious motion pictures with social/political messages. I opt for fantasy, especially the all-time best, Lord of the Ring, and nature documentaries (such as the excellent BBC documentaries "The Life of Birds"). Life is depressing enough as it is, & we are inundated with depressing news every day.