Friday, January 6, 2017

Challenge Link-Up Post: Classic About an Animal or Animal in the Title


Please link your reviews for your Classic About an Animal or With an Animal in the Title here.  This is only for the Classic About an Animal or Animal in the Title category.  The animal can be real, imaginary, or metaphorical. If the animal is not obvious, please clarify in your post. 

If you do not have a blog, or somewhere public on the internet where you post book reviews, please write your mini-review/thoughts in the comments section.  If you like, you can include the name of your blog and/or the title of the book in your link, like this: "Karen K. @ Books and Chocolate (To Kill a Mockingbird)."




20 comments:

  1. The Wings of the Dove by Henry Miller http://100greatestnovelsofalltimequest.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-wings-of-dove-by-henry-james-76.html

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  2. Just finished "Animal Farm" - packs every bit as much of a wallop as "1984" in about 1/3 the pagecount.

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  3. Just finished Jungle Book. Not at all what I expected.

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  4. Just finished reading Animal Farm again. I read it when I was young and didn't fully grasp the meaning of this awesome book until now. I definitely need to re-read "1984" now.

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  5. Lord of the Flies by Wm Golding It is truly disturbing to believe that a group of boys could actually sink to this level of depravity. At the very least Jack and Roger should be sent to separate juvenile delinquent facilities for as long as possible. https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/31652839-marilyn?shelf=books-and-chocolates-challenge-2017

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  6. Just added my review of The Planet of the Apes, by Boulle. https://silviacachia.wordpress.com/2017/04/04/planet-of-the-apes-a-book-review/

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  7. Just added my review of Animal Farm. Did not read this in high school like seemingly everyone else. Probably would have liked it more way, way back then.

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  8. Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Franz Kafka - In Metamorphosis and young man awakes one morning to discover that he is a man-sized insect, likely a beetle by the description. It is a truly odd story. The other stories (some just essays and a few merely paragraphs) were in most cases rambling nonsense. It was a short book, but it took a very long time to read because I just did NOT like it.

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  9. Old Yeller is clearly a book for kids, who might even be able to guess what's coming.

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  10. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling - Mowgli escapes the tiger Shere Khan to be named and raised by a pack of wolves. His teachers are Baloo the Bear and Bagheera the Panther. They along with Kaa the python protect him and rescue him from the monkeys. Also, included in this volume is Rikki-tikki-tavi, the mongoose, who saved his family and the birds and frogs of the garden from a family of cobras. There are also stories about seals, elephants, and more. Kipling spent years in India and set many of his stories there. This is perhaps his best known book. Delightful. Wonderful children's book that adults will also enjoy.

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  11. I read The Blind Owl by Sadegh Hedayat, and sadly I'm not very impressed.

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  12. Mine is 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Classic Holmes and Watson story with a dark setting and very nasty beast. Formulaic detective story, but that was what fans wanted.

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  13. I read One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Maybe not a book about an animal, or maybe just that: a behavioral study of the animal called Man.

    https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1832863865

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  14. Chicken Every Sunday is not really about an animal, unless you count the cooked variety, but it's a charming book.

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  15. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling - More stories about Mowgli and his friends, but they are getting older and their lives are changing.

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  16. Wind the Willows definitely has its share of fun animal characters.

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  17. Just linked 'My family & Other Animals' by Gerald Durrell.
    https://journey-and-destination.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/my-family-and-other-animals-by-gerald.html
    Thanks, Karen.

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  18. I really recommend this as a book to read on a very long plane flight. It certainly made the time pass quickly since I found it engrossing, suspense-filled and had a nice almost feminist ending.

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  19. I read Wind in the Willows for the first time.

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  20. I read Travels with Charley, John Steinbeck's American travelogue, and loved it.

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