Thanks for the welcome!
My internet has been out, and will be for the next week or so (thanks Hughes Net) but it is making for lots of extra reading time!
#2 Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
[QUOTE/]The story is about a broken-hearted salesman, Willy Loman. He is a man no longer living in the real world but is mostly trapped in his own delusional world. He can't let go of the past no matter how hard he tries, and it's eating him up inside. He wants to believe that his family is a shoe-in for greatness, no matter how lonely and sad his wife is, or how much of a player/swinger his youngest son is, or how confused and anti-business his oldest son is. You put all of this together and you get a glimpse of an American tragedy that is so powerful and sad that it makes you think these things happen all the time. From Page 1 you know it's not going to end on a happy note, but you decide to take the path anyways. And a path worth taking it is.[/QUOTE]
Somehow I never read this book growing up, so I'm glad I took the time to read it. It's a classic, and I rather enjoyed it.
#3 The Dark Tower Treachery by Robin Furth, Peter David, Stephen King, Jae Lee
[QUOTE/]Treachery is the third arc in Marvel's Dark Tower series. Roland and his Ka-tet have returned to Gilead. Unfortunately, Roland has held onto the evil Maerlyn’s Grapefruit and grown obsessed with gazing into its pinkish depths regardless of the negative effects it has taken on his body. [/QUOTE]
Don't know if I can count a Graphic Novel
but I'm going too anyway! I LOVE this series of graphic novels based on Stephen Kings Dark Towers series. The artwork is amazing, and while I've never been a huge fan of graphic novels, dh picked these up for me, and I'm looking forward to the next one which comes out in the spring I think.
#4 Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker
This book is a about a man who hopes for all the pleasures of the world, but once he achieves them, he realizes there is a heavy price to pay. He escapes his captivity by convincing his brothers wife (whom he previously raped) to commit murders which free him from this other world where he is being held captive.
DH is a big Clive Barker fan and convinced me to try this one. It kept me interested, and I will probably read another Barker book, but it wasn't really one to write home about. It was definitely a quick and easy read.