We are in the last month of the autumn. Outside it is raining and all you can do for this time is to sit in bed with a book.
At this time I often think of a quote by John GreenSometimes “You read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book”. I think it happens to everybody, you read a book and it becomes for you a reality, another world where you want to live and share the story with the main heroes.
I decided to ask my colleagues, which are their favorite books, books that changed their attitude about life, which gave them interesting states, that made them revisit their thoughts. Their answers were at the extent of my expectations, I’m sure in the bottoms phrases you can find good reading reviews.
- The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
About this book, Andrea told me, he says he is passionate about fantasy books and he also admires the author’s way of describing the moments and the qualities of the characters.
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again is a children’s fantasy novel by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. It was published on 21 September 1937 to wide critical acclaim, being nominated for the Carnegie Medal and awarded a prize from the New York Herald Tribune for best juvenile fiction. The book remains popular and is recognized as a classic in children’s literature.
- The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
This is Roberto’s favorite book. He was impressed by the fact that the reading of this book make him felt involved in a situation. He admires the writer’s way of expression, which seems to be perfect. The same way he admire how the writer express the feelings, the experiences of the main heroes. All of this facts have made Robero retain this book and make it one of his favorites.
The Gambler treated a subject Fyodor Dostoyevsky himself was familiar with—gambling. Fyodor Dostoyevsky gambled for the first time at the gaming tables at Wiesbaden in 1863. The novella reflects Dostoyevsky’s own addiction to roulette, which was in more ways than one the inspiration for the book: Dostoyevsky completed the novella under a strict deadline to pay off gambling debts.
- American goods by Neil Gaiman
The book is quite impressive, not in vain, is one of Miranda’s favourite books. She admires the fact that to write this book the author has done a lot of research, especially in the book, we can find detailed description of the real places where the book’s action takes place.
The novel is a blend of Americana, fantasy, and various strands of ancient and modern mythology, all centering on the mysterious and taciturn Shadow. Several of the themes were previously alluded to in his The Sandman comic book series. The book was published in 2001 by Headline in the United Kingdom and by William Morrow in the United States. It gained a positive critical response and won the Hugo and Nebula awards in 2002.
This was an article about autumn happiness. The book is the best company for nostalgic times. Later I will come back with an article on the same subject, about other books recommended by my colleagues. Until then tell us what your favorite book.