And how did they hold up? Did they touch you the same way they did the first time, or did they come to mean something new now that you were in a different place, a different mind-set, a different age? The books and their meanings have changed, as you have.
For me there’s nothing more satisfying than to reread something that delighted and compelled me years ago… and have it do so again, but in new and different and sometimes surprising ways. Rereading old favorites resonates just like hearing a song or a piece of music you haven’t thought of in a while can. As you hear it again it brings you vividly and instantly back to the moment in time that you first heard it.
These are just a few that I’ve come back to at least once, if not multiple times…. how about you?
- The Count of Monte Cristo
- The Hobbit and the Lord of Rings Trilogy
- The Magus
- Maus – A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History & Maus II – A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began – graphic novels are great for this too…. I often find nuances in the artwork I overlooked the first time through.
and recently I tried a few that I hadn’t read since I was in my teens or twenties,
they held up pretty well too…
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