I agree. The spastic nature of the film turns off a lot of would-be readers. Shame. And kudos for referring to something as "a cracker."
Maybe the quickest read of my life. I read this in two days. Her writing is fun and easy, but not devoid of content. Tells the story of her life so far, while also speaking to great trends in society and culture. Tina Fey, I have a mega celeb crush on you.
The Warriors series of books is written by "Erin Hunter" which is the pen name of a few different people collaborating. While written for younger children, I find the story absolutely captivating. I told one person "it's like Harry Potter...but with cats...and no real magic".
I tend to stay away from uber-popular series in the YA genre, just because I don't like the feeling of hype permeating my pages. But The Hunger Games is well worth the hype it receives. Katniss is a complex and tragically heroic character that I feel comfortable serving as an inspiration to modern youth.
Personally, I feel like A Clockwork Orange is an overlooked classic. Perhaps it's because of the violence or the over-saturation of the film's imagery, but this is definitely a book worth reading. The characters are much more complex than what you may think if you've only seen the film. Also, the ending is a cracker.
I started out as a comprehensive history major. My first class my freshman year was American Women's History in which I was so inspired I picked up a Women's Studies minor and decided Women's History was what I wanted to teach. Then I found myself taking more Women's Studies classes than History classes, so I became a double major. Every college career can benefit from a Women's Studies class.
This series of books of one of my absolute favorites. And this isn't a "I read it when I was younger so it makes sense" kind of thing. I read this, the first book, when I was 24. It's now at book 10 and Georgia Nicolson is still my personal hero. Engaging, funny, and sometimes touching, I can't think of a reason why anyone wouldn't like them.
Watched this again last night, Franco's performance gets me every time and is well worth his Oscar Nomination. Don't let the simple plotline concept or claims of intense gore put you off this amazing film. Great soundtrack, cinematography and sound editing also.