Dan Rezaie
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So even though I am being kept from school I think I'll still do what work I can. I know the first project is a book cover and we were told to choose three books. So I went down to the library and picked up 3 books.

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

This is the story of a man, whale and obsession. I first read this book when I was 8 and it is one of the best stories I have read to date. The characters are rich and well developed and the meaning through out the book are clear but not blatant. If you haven't read this book you should have. This isn't a book about the hunt for a whale this is about a man forcing destiny and searching for greatness and revenge.

Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes

The epic of a Man caught up in fantasy and very little sanity. The man known as Don Quixote lives to read about chivalry and knights and his obsession soon becomes he world. Caught up in the idea that he shall become a knight and fulfill his chivalric responsibilities fighting giants and saving the wek all in the name of his love. The problem is none of this actually exists apart from the apparitions in his head. Even so no more a noble soul has existed. I have never read this book and as I began reading it a few days ago I'm hooked I don't know if I should laugh or weep for the characters.

Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk

Wow how do I sum this book up? Okay so lets talk about the author for a moment. Chuck Palahniuk is more of a researcher than a writer he lives the lives of many of his subjects and then set about writing. His prior works are well known and well received. His writing is graphic and violent and I would say it would be hard to find a compliment in any of his books that isn't almost completely undone by what follows it. When I met him years ago he talked about his interests and methods and where he gets his ideas and well I found it a little scary(that should say something). So now onto the book. You follow four characters involved in a record attempt at consecutive sexual partners(Gang Bang). As is the case in Palahniuks books his characters are fraught with flaws, so most of the story is the lead up to their participation in record attempt. There are twist and turns and it is a surprisingly quick read.