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Thursday, May 21, 2009

I can always pretend

  BTT is a long running bookish meme. To join in   pop over and read the 100's of interesting comments. This week's question ...

What book would you love to be able to read again for the first time?

I’ve never thought about this before, usually I’m more focused on what can I get out of a re-read that I missed the first time. The first book the comes to mind is The Booktheif . Zusak’s brilliant turn of phrase and imagery to die for (bit of a pun there) is so refreshingly different that it blew me away and I’d like to have that feeling again although it’s so good I’d probably come at it for a re-read and still be blown away.

If I was into who-dun-its then I suppose reading Christies’ The Murder of Roger Ackroyd would be a good one to read again for the first time.

Spoiler alert….

I totally did not see that ending coming and I will never completely  trust a narrator ever again. I’m not a fan of the genre, I find it a bit too formulaic.

I would like to read LOTR with fresh eyes though. It was such a great experience being in Middle Earth for the first time, ah but then it’s always good to go back – & I can always pretend I don’t know who Strider is!


gautami tripathy said...

Roger Akcryod was spoiled for me the first time around. I wish to forget that and re-read it!

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Nise' said...

I want to re-read The Book Thief because it was so unique! Have not read The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.

Here's my BTT.

Bluestocking said...

I found LOTR to be a very difficult read the first time.

Here is A Second First Time

Anonymous said...

Books that have surprise ending or a twist would be refreshing to me. I also read my favorite books, like Name of the Rose and The Master and Margarita.

Mary said...

Looks like I may need to add Roger Ackroyd to my TBR list.