Did you ever re-read books that you enjoyed as a teenager?
June 19, 2018 8:43am CST
I have re-read some of my favourite books from that time and I usually experience one of these things: 1) I loved the book as a teenager and I still love it 2) I get disappointed. I find the book less interesting or less original than I did in the past 3) I enjoy the book even more as an adult. I missed the irony, the symbolism etc the first time I read the book and when I re-read it I discover that the book is more complex than I thought in the past I remember a short story that I re-read. I don't remember the name or the author, but it is a Danish story about a man who commited suicide. People tried to talk him out of it, but he did it anyway. I remembered it as a very sad story, but when I re-read it I discovered that there was a very ironic tone in the story. I totally missed that the first time. It is the same story, but I got a really impression of it when I read it the second time. Did you re-read any of your favourite books from the past? Did you enjoy them more or less the second time you read them? Why?
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• Calgary, Alberta
@Porcospino Thrice upon a time is written by James P. Hogan and After eden is by Arnold Arre. Another book I enjoyed is battle Royale by Koushun Takami. Hunger games is a knock off of battle royale.
@CaptAlbertWhisker I have heard of Battle Royale. I wanted to read it, but our local libraries don't have it, so I will probably have to find it in an internet shop. Of course the local libraries have lots of copies of Hunger games, but I have heard that Battle Royale is better, so I want to read that one as well. Have you read both?
@Porcospino yes, it's written in Hebrew and called "Tammie's days", about girl that was going trough struggles in life and later on she herself became a mentor for younger kids who are in same situation as she was in the past. great one.
I also experience that sometimes. I some of the Danish books that I love are actually YA books, but I still enjoy them. Some of the books that I read as a teenager scared me at that time for instanse the stories by Roald Dahl, but today I enjoy them. Which genre do you read?