Friday, September 25, 2009

"Quote... Unquote"

My friend Michael in Washington, DC passed this on:

"Back in the 1900s, it was a wonderful experience for a boy to discover H.G. Wells. There you were, in a world of pedants, clergymen and golfers…and here was this wonderful man who could tell you about the inhabitants of the sea, and who knew that the future was not going to be what respectable people imagined." -George Orwell

One of the wonders of reading of my childhood - yes we had books back then - were the tales spun by Wells. I haven't looked at anything of his in years - I wonder if he is still read?

25 settembre - San Nicolao di Flüe

3 comments:

Doralong said...

Indeed he is, made sure it was required reading with both of my children as I adored him myself as a child.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

sure he is..but if you'll allow me..i'd like to recommend a book for you..the name of the wind by patrick rothfuss...i loved it and everyone that has read it loved it too..we are all waiting with bated breath for part 2..

evilganome said...

H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, Poe, all of them were an important part of my childhood.

I haven't read any of them in years, maybe I should pick up some copies of their works and see if I still love them as much as I did when I was a kid.