There is no such things as a
moral or an immoral book.
Books are well written or
badly written. That is all.

Oscar Wilde


web of words

words are made from letters which are made from words which are made from letters which are made from words which are made from letters which are made from words which are made from letters which are made from words which are made from letters which are made from words which make up books

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even before i came to school i already liked words and at first i used to imitate others and as i am lefthanded all the letters turned out mirrored. well my love for words has not diminished during school and not after i left school 2 years ago and since then i have spent a lot of money on buying more and more words most of them as parts of books. books are conglomerats of many words sorted into sentences, paragraphs and chapters. there are a lot of different kinds of books but i usually sort them into three categories, books i like, books i do not like and books that noone reads. i personally think the books of the third category are the most interesting because many of them have a very interesting order of words also called style. the following books are books I am currently reading on well i have started to read them and didn't finish yet:

category three: stylish

Goedel Escher Bach - Douglas Hofstadter
Ulysses - James Joyce
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoi
Der Prozess -
Franz Kafka
The Bible (without the Book of Nod)
Der Zauberberg - Thomas Mann
Kritik der reinen Vernunft - Kant
Faust II, Wilhelm Meister - Johann Wolfgang v. Goethe
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
The Making of Americans - Gertrude Stein
Divina Comedia - Dante
Decameron - Boccaccio
Archipel Gulag - Alexander Solschenyzin
Odyssee - Homer
Der Juengling - Dostojewski
Das andere Geschlecht - Simone de Beauvoir
Der Ekel - Jean Paul Sartre
Berge des Wahnsinns - H.P.Lovecraft

the first category contains a lot of books because over the years i have read so many books i liked that i only want to name a few of my favorites on this page. they are in no particular order i just wrote down what came to my mind. i also collected a few favorite excerpts (e/d) from my very favorite books which you can take a look at if you will:

category one: beautiful

Wuthering Heights -
Emily Bronte und ihre Schwestern, Quotations from Wuthering Heights (e)
Siddartha, Das Glasperlenspiel, .... - Hermann Hesse
The Vampire Chronicles - Anne Rice
The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway, Paper on The Sun Also Rises (e)
Krieg und Frieden - Leo Tolstoi
Der Spieler - Fjodor Dostojewskij
Le reve, Nana - Emile Zola
Les chouans - Honore de Balzac
Mansfield Park, Emma - Jane Austen
Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Othello etc. - Shakespeare
Nathan der Weise - Lessing
Die Leiden des jungen Werther, Wahlverwandtschaften - Goethe
Mephisto - Klaus Mann (?)
The picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley
Gone with the Wind
Die Pest - Albert Camus
Der Aufmacher
Homo Faber - Max Frisch
Ansichten eines Clowns - Heinrich Boell
Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
Wild Swans - Jung Chang
Die Gral Trilogie - Peter Berling
The Player of Games - Ian M. Banks
Das Dekameron - Boccaccio
Der Stechlin - Theodor Fontane
The Cuckoo's Egg - Clifford Stoll
Memoiren einer Tochter aus gutem Hause - Simone de Beauvoir
1984 - George Orwell
Schoene neue Welt - Aldous Huxley
Ulysses - James Joyce, Quotations from Ulysses (e)
Die Schottland Trilogie - Diana Gabaldon
Alice im Wunderland - Lewis Caroll
Das Schlimmste kommt noch - Charles Bukowski
Candide - Voltaire
The Crucible - Arthur Miller
The Raven (e) - Edgar Allen Poe

category four: strange

oh and I forgot one category which is quite important to because it has to do with all those books noone ever understood some because of the special order of words some are so weird because the author was most probably on some rather strange trip caused by rather strange drugs and maybe some of the authors just wanted to drive their readers insane

Das Foucaultsche Pendel - Umberto Eco
The Illuminati Trilogy - Robert Anton Wilson
Elixiere des Teufels, Lebensansichten des Katers Murr - E.T.A. Hoffmann
Neuromancer, Biochips, Mona Lisa Overdrive - William Gibson
Der Juengling - Fjodor Dostojewskij
Naked Lunch - some LSD freak
H.P. Lovecraft any book
Die Morgenlandfahrt - Hermann Hesse (genial!)
Also sprach Zarathustra -
Friedrich Nietzsche
Der Ekel - Sartre
Metamorphosen - Ovid
The Bonfire of the Vanities - Tom Wolfe

category five: der selbstversuch

here are a few of the poems I wrote myself some during my creative writing class in the usa most whenever i felt like writing something. here i also put a page with really
great poems (e/d) NOT by me and another page with some of my favorite Poems by Hilde Domin (d) additionally I have been writing articles of my own (d) some of which I collected and published here and the computer legends (d) .

poetry (e)

category two: déclassé

there are of course also books i did not like for whatever reasons maybe i did not like the topic maybe i did not like the author's choice of words maybe i did not like the style or the story - a story is made up of words which make up sentences which try to tell things that happened which caused other things to happen a story has a starting point and an ending also called "happy end" - it is snowing. well a story might go like this: "the girl came to the bar. she ordered a drink and talked to some man. the man did not know better and shot her. the girl died in the hospital." this is a very short story - short stories do not have to be short though but usually they only cover a rather short time.

Bronsteins Kinder - Jurek Becker (Schullektuere)
Die verlorene Ehre Katharina Blum - Heinrich Boell (Schullektuere)
Wilhelm Tell (Schullektuere)
Death of a Salesman - Arthur Miller (Schullektuere)
Educating Rita (Schullektuere)
Die Verwandlung - Franz Kafka (Schullektuere)
Bellum Gallicum - Caesar (Schullektuere)
Reden gegen Verres - Cicero (Schullektuere)

Maybe you noticed that I only listed books that I read in school under this category and well the reason probably is that my teachers just had amazing talents at making books boring and uninteresting.