Hey guys, I am 22 and I have read a lot when I was a teenager. I am a very cynical and a person of critique. I am also a non-native English speaker, and I am trying to get through ''The Last of the Mohicans''. It is really difficult for me, both the language and all the descriptions, with 2 page long descriptions of how some man stood. My attention span is very bad (I have bi polar). How would you suggest reading this book or should I not read it? How would you rate it guys?
My bad thought you weren't white.
I would not read this book. Older American literature can have excessive amounts of description which can be hard if English is difficult.
What kind of books do you like? I can make suggestions.
Has anybody read that book? I have had it recommended to me by my lecturer (he is here from United States). I am into a quarter of the book, yet I am still thinking if I should watch the movie/ read a long review of the plot rather than read the remaining 300 pages.
Anything by Ernest Hemingway. He writes in pretty short sentences and doesn't waste your time.
>The Sun Also Rises
>The Old Man and the Sea
Those are my two favorites.
I also recommend The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Just that book though, the rest of his books have a ton of description.
Thanks man. I heard from one youtube I respect that Hemingway is amazing, and he writes the kind of things that are interesting even to people above 20 (who have a brain).
By the way guys, I have never read P.Coelho myself, from what I heard in people's reviews of him, it is ''philosophy/psychology'' for the intelligence-deprived. How right/wrong am I?
Read more recent stuff. Part of being a book reading person is finding out what you like and don't like. You're not going to like every book. The more you read, the better you get at picking books.
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I just feel sort of stupid when I can't make myself read smth like Last of the Mohicans or Macciaveli, Plato. I remember one of my past friends telling me that without reading books like that, I will never become a respected member in society, especially with well educated people.
I mean I understand the language completely but for some minor old words. My problem with the book is not my vocabulary, but rather the long, deep, and in my opinion- unnecessary detalisations of something happening or some objects. For example I have read through 60 pages by now, and I still don't remember how many people are in the group, who they are, who did they kill etc. However when I googled "plot" I immediately realized what and how it was.
I have actually read it, it has some moments of brilliance, but those are few and far between. Some of the descriptions are beautiful, some of the action stuff is engaging, but mostly it's quite disjointed and boring, frankly.