Saturday, October 3, 2009

So...I did decide just to continue the count for this year. Especially because I haven't reached my goals for # of books published this year to read, etc. I don't know if I will though, since I'm so busy reading for class. That said, no reviews since I should be doing homework.

54. Fences by August Wilson

I read this for theatre class and we went to see it at the Huntington. I recommend it, though I saw a better version at Arena Stage in D.C. a few years ago.

55. Utopia by Thomas More

I read a different translation several years ago. I thought I hadn't finished it, but everything I remember came from later in the book, so now I think maybe I did. This time, the book made me angry because it sounded so impossible, people just don't work like that, they're not so selfless and humble and obedient. I did like their style of war though, making their enemies fight themselves, and putting out warrants for a few people instead of full-scale war. It is understood to be idealistic, however, I don't think More actually thought people could live like this, he just wanted the ideas to be considered. I still prefer the Machiavelli.

1 comment:

Marie said...

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