Monday, April 12, 2010

Gulliver's Travels


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Gulliver's Travels
by Jonathan Swift

See this book?  I totally gave up on this book.  I gave it 100 pages.  And on the 100th page, I said to myself, "Self?  This book is boring.  This book makes fun of 18th century English politics.  You know nothing of 18th century English politics.  It's time to put it away.  'Sides, since you started reading this book, some three weeks ago, you've been using too many commas.  That, and, your sentences, they run on and on, like four marathons, on a cool brisk Saturday, in the spring time, after a rain storm, and the flowers have bloomed."
 

6 comments:

tom lindsey said...

At least read the description of the Yahoos before putting it down.

rabidrunner said...

Tom, I should have known you'd understand this book. Should have known. I've read the Yahoo description and I dare say, they seem nothing like my Yahoos--other than the fact that they both like copious amounts of ass (pork.)

Jessica said...

Never read it. Now I definitely won't.

tom lindsey said...

Of course they aren't and that is an important observation ...

Makell said...

I just finished a book that took me 3 years to read. It should have taken 2 weeks, but I am too stubborn and was determined to read it, even though I could never get into it. At least you are smart enough to know when to walk away!
So what's next on the list?

rabidrunner said...

You know, I went that "determined to read it" route, but then decided to bag it. Life's too short not to be entertained by what you're reading.

I'm reading, The Candy Shop Wars so as to relate with the Yahoos. They finished it months ago.