Friday, August 31, 2012

Friday Favourites: Your Favourite Classic

Friday Favourites - a chance to rave about a favourite reading/book related topic each week.

Sometimes you just want a chance to rave about some favourite aspect of reading that doesn't really come up during regular blogging posts - that's what this is about. I'm willing to bet that at least some of those will come up one week or another.

This week I'm asking what your favourite classic is. And, yes that question could be considered open to debate. After all, there's classic science fiction, classic westerns etc. It'll be amusing if you opt to answer one of those, but I'm actually referring to the more "classic" version: books like Jane Austen's or Charles Dickens etc.

My answer is:
Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. It's the only true classic novel that I've been able to read and enjoy multiple times. For some reason I can't get into Jane Austen's books (although I should probably give them another try - it's been more than a few years), and the same thing's been true with most of the other classic's I've tried (other than the children's stories like The Jungle Book). Recently, I've discovered a few more good classics - truly classic science fiction by Jules Verne, but other than that, it's Jane Eyre for me.

There's something about the story that grabs me every time I read it, I don't quite know what, but where a lot of the other classics I've tried have bored me completely (I think it was Shirley that I couldn't get more than a couple of chapters into), this one captures me.

What's your answer?

Please leave either your response in the comments or a link to your response.

1 comment:

Alaska said...

I've always enjoyed Jane Eyre. Another great classic is "The Count of Monte Cristo". There is actually a new sequel to "The Count", titled "The Sultan of Monte Cristo", by the author known only as the "Holy Ghost Writer". It is written in the same style as Alexandre Dumas' original, and is equally as gripping. Heaps of 5 star reviews on kindle. You can either look it up on Amazon or copy and paste the following link:


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