San Diego, CA -- Imperial Beach -- July 18, 2007

Reading To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. Before this he read Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain. He's into old southern style of writing and setting. And, this time around, now that he's not in high school any more, he's able to better appreciate the nuances in characters and the interactions between them.

This summer he's also read
The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoevsky and he plans on reading 1984, by George Orwell next.

If he were to write his own novel it would be about a Kerouac-like character, showing people instead of telling them that it's possible to live more freely. People in America, he said, bear nine to five work schedules and shitty jobs because they think they have to. They don't let themselves be free. He's show someone with a crazy-ass life style.

His favorite book, The Prophet, by
Kahlil Gibran. He's read it at least eight times. It's about an old man who lives on an island and a ship is coming for him. This is death. Before he goes, the people in the village stop him and ask him questions about love, friendship and death. It took the author ten years to write the book, as it's a poem and he chose every word carefully.

This summer he's down staying in his friend's grandparents beach house while volunteering at an AIDS clinic and taking nutrition classes.

1 comment:

Ms. Bassette said...

To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my all time favorites!