2009/04/21

books


i read a lot. a whole lot. and very different books. mostly more than three at a time.
i think the book which influnced me the most is probably "the neverending story" by michael ende. it's suppossed to be a childrens book about a very different world of fantasy... for me it's more the essence of the philosophy of reading. for me it's about a whole world coming alive just by reading it. the story plays around how the characters are endangered by "nothing", how this world is eaten up by it, because nobody is reading the book anymore, where this world is set in. this kinda real influenced me and touched my soul deeply. i feel very responsibly about the characters i read, and i'm very sad when i have to admit, that poor frodo is still on this ship going into the second book - he's probably seasick by now or starved. poor rumo had a long stay at wolperingen with me, 'cause i couldn't find my red string to this story - but now i love it.

books i love i bring to life more often. but i realize i'm different from other readers. when i start reading i'm mostly the main character, probably the way the author planned it. but by the end of the book i created an own character in this story. mostly one very aside but able to talk to all the characters. i do talk to them in my dreams. sometimes this changes the story a bit, but mostly my head is able to imagine a character who is just adding to the the story without really changing it. this way i can ask the characters about their decisions and discuss what to do. when i would be one of them, then i probably wouldn't be able to talk this particular one. maybe the way i read books supports that.

the first time i'm pretty much involved with the main story, i want to know what happens to the man characters, how they change, will they survive? will they have to suffer? will they be happy in the end? i often cry. i did spend a lot of tears on those empty side of twilights second book "new moon". i was going to slap/punsh edward right into his face (i would probably broke my hand, too, just dreaming it) . i was real sad, and to be quite honest, i more or less stumpled across the next chapters, because i needed to know, what would happen to him. (i really hoped he would suffer deeply). at the sesond part of book 4 "breaking dawn", i was really close to jacob and so i read those missing chapters of the second book quite distinctive. so my added character was now in between chairs. but i love, when the story makes "my character" changing - or say developing - too.
if i like the plot, i know i will read the book again(this is when i have the urge to own it). if i loved the book, i can easily go from the last page right back to the first again, starting all new. knowingabout the story, seeing the side characters, see how they develop and how they influence the story and the main characters. i read twilights "eclipse" today probably the 15th time, and i just found a paragraph - i swear - i never realized before. interesting enough. so my story get's more complex with every time i read it. though i admit, sometimes i only read my favorite parts. and sometimes i search for those special missed parts.

but i love authors, who make it easy to get into this world quite easy. i guess it's not only the story, it's how they write and how they create that different world and how this one appeals to me. it was very easy for me going to hogwarts, its very easy to go to folks, it was very easy to see englands countryside of "oscar wild", i'm easily somewhere in italy with yosarian trying to bomb the germans without getting to close("catch 22"), i love to visit momo in her amphitheater and i kinda own a little house in phantasia, it's quite close to the beezlebub irrwitzer (who is really bad, but i kinda like him) though (all invented by "michael ende"... i could easily go on with this list quite a bit....
but there are books i only read once - some because they terrified me. i will never ever read a book of kings alt ego "richard bachman" again, because his world makes me want to visit a psychiatrist right away and make an appointment for the author. the worlds of jean-christophe grange get to me very easily but i fear them a bit... the same with süsskinds perfume - a wonderful book, but i feared the main character a lot.
so i loved their books, but i feel not much intentions visiting their world again. guess they need to be brought to live by some different reader.
there is one thing i hate, it's when books try to convince me of something. like a deeper moral.

Kommentare:

waayoo hat gesagt…

Wow, 1. ist da jemand ziemlich gut in Englisch und 2. sind da viele Teile dabei, die mir aus dem Herzen sprechen. Meine Leseecke bezieht sich eher auf historische fiction Romane fuer Jugendliche oder Fantasy, nicht so auf Michael Ende & Co, aber auch da habe ich vieles gelesen, aber schon vor ein Paar Monaten beschlossen, dass Momo und die unendliche Geschichte nach meiner Rueckkkehr nach Deutschland als erstes auf meiner Buchliste stehen werden. Es ist naemlich igendwie komisch, an wie wenig ich mich an Buecher erinnere, die ich mit 10 Jahren gelesen habe und was dann doch haengen geblieben ist. Groesstenteils hatte ich aber damals noch das "so schnell lesen, dass man nur die Haelfte mitbekommt"-Syndrom... Dieses Syndrom ist mittlerwiele besser geworden, aber es ueberrascht mich nicht, dass ich mich bei Buechern mit etwas weniger "Verschlingfaktor" irgendwie mehr an alle einzelnen Szenen erinnern kann, als bei z.B. der Twilight-Serie. Und so lese ich soetwas wie twilight auch gerne noch ein zweites Mal. Oft ueberrascht es mich dann genau wie dich, dass da Scenen sind, die man ueberhaupt nicht beachtet hat, aber dann letztendlich total wichtig sind oder irgendwie auf spaetere Vorkommnisse hinweisen, von denen man zu dem Zeitpunkt noch keine Ahnung hat. Du druecktest es so aus, dass die Story komplexer wird, esgeht mir genau so, fuer mich ist es ein Spinnennetz, bei dem man erst nur den Spiralen-Faden entlanggeht, beim 2. Mal aber auch die Haltefaeden sieht und entlanggehen kann. Ich selber bin wohl auch erst groesstenteils der Hauptcharakter, aber irgendwie eigentlich nicht, meist eher eine Person, die daneben steht oder nebenherrent und sich ansieht, was passiert, mitdenkt, die Leute anschreit, dass sie bloede sind und Co., aber irgendwie leider immer ueberhoert wird ;-)
Schade, dass man im echten Leben nie so genau alle Kleingkeiten in einer Szene warnimmt, sodass man (wie man es als Leser meist tut), schon weiss "wer wen liebt" "wer was getan hat" oder wie auch immer...

momo hat gesagt…

1. danke, auch wenn ich finde, dass nach über 5 jahren back in germany da sich immer mehr fehler wieder einschleichen. leider. aber irgendwie ist mir die englische sprache näher.

2.schon beruhigend, wenn man nicht alleine ist, neue figuren in bücher einzubauen oder gar die so .... hmh... merkwürdig (wie mir gesagt wurde) liest.
ich würde nix ändern wollen, allein weil ich so immer wieder lesespass mit einem buch haben kann. traurig, wenn nach einem mal lesen, die welt mir verschlossen bliebe. das wären ja lauter abschiede.... mörps nee danke....