土曜日, 8月 21, 2004

Buku dan duvet cover

oh, what the hell. let's jump on the bandwagon.

i used to read a lot of hardy boys and hitchcock's three investigators as a primary school kid. books were pretty much non-existent in my boarding school years (apart from being forced to read literature greats like tolstoy's anna karenina... it almost made me wanna jump onto the tracks at seremban railway station). years later, playing computer games like ultima iii and iv in the late 80's introduced me to fantasy literature. medical school? forget it. it's only recently that i felt i should start reading again.

When I get the time!

i've also got a row of books waiting to be read (like life of pi, as highly recommended by the neon, right?). anyway, the books seen here pretty much rocked my world for the past 9 years. kind of.

generation: a collection of contemporary malaysian ideas
amir muhammad, kam raslan, sheryll stothard
as it says on the title, this was an excellent series of newspaper and magazine columns from a film director, a magazine columnist and the editor of tone (miss the mag!). loved amir's take on trashy hiburan mags in this one.

five against one: the pearl jam story
kim neely
the definitive book on my favourite band, up till yield. one thing i've learnt was that i felt quite sorry for dave abbruzzese. he was such an excellent skinsman for the band. damn, guys!

heroes, ceritalah and journeys through southeast asia
karim raslan
i started reading malaysiana when i discovered rehman rashid's a malaysian journey (borrowed, not bought... hehe), ceritalah was pretty much the next best thing. i'm no literary critic, but i felt that the heroes anthology was refreshing. the ending of neighbours literally made my jaw drop.

the lord of the rings
j.r.r. tolkien
my original copy went walkabout. so, i had to buy another copy. like my journey of discovering the roots of rock music, reading rings was like discovering the source of the nile. i've read eddings' belgariad and malloreon, as well as feist's magician. nothing beats the original. read this during my a-levels and it took me 9 months to finish.

ghost rider: travels on the healing road
neil peart
written by the drummer of rush about his roadtrip on a bmw bike around north america after two devastating personal tragedies. this read was therapeutic for me. especially after demon-wrestling sessions.

the complete maus
art spiegelman
this pulitzer-winning tale of the holocaust was a birthday present. a compelling read, as well as being a depressing one (think schindler's list)!

gon
masashi tanaka
the manga of the cutest yet meanest madefake [sic] of a pint-sized t-rex.

mat som
lat
i loved lat since i was seven. i never knew he could be this good. i can read this again and again, without ever getting bored. pity the film was shite.

the catcher in the rye
j.d. salinger
my current read. holden caulfield is one pissed off, yet constantly irritating and whiny guy, isn't he?

as i please
salleh ben joned
i thoroughly enjoyed his witty and caustic rants in nst years ago. it was about time they republished this (missed it the first time).

5 Comments:

Blogger Idlan said...

And suddenly...

I learnt a lot more about you from this post that I have from reading all the other posts combined.

All inferences, of course, and subject to verification from the person in question :)

23:49  
Blogger Pick Yin said...

Idlan: the bedspread is not bad, right? i read mat som when i was still schooling.. and of course hardy boys the complete collection. those were good days.

01:19  
Blogger meiteoh said...

L.O.T.R...hmmm...I have yet to finish reading the third book - I must dig out my box set Alan Lee illustrated copy! ^_~ By the by, nice duvet - mine (if you look closely) is hidden away in the corner coz it's white-ish and hardly visible if you put books on top.

I reckon I'll need to take another picture of my bedspread after today. *keekeke*

01:44  
Blogger sashi said...

Interesting. I too still have my Mat Som, LOTR (same cover as yours too) and Raslan's Journey...

Again, interesting. For a Sheffield boy... ;)

06:13  
Anonymous 匿名 said...

you mean you did not like albums Yield and beyond?

come one, Binaural and Riot Act are excellent albums.:)they are even more excellent live.

And Kim Neely's 5vs1 is not an official biography of the band and is not endorsed by them. so i would take it with a grain of salt.

but good blog mate...


cheers

my name is fake

10:12  

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