Sunday, July 03, 2011

People never notice anything.

I've been reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower today.

It's hard for me to read. Not because it's a challenging read. I'm kind of sensitive and emotional. Coming-of-age books usually make me feel a lot. I was pretty emotional in high school.




They make my heart hurt.




I'd like to include here the books and music and movies that Charlie experiences through the course of the story


Books (he describes all of them as his favorite):
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
The Stranger by Albert Camus
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
The book also references a book of poems by E. E. Cummings but does not mention which one.



Film:
Rocky Horror Picture Show (specifically, floor shows done in theatres)
It's a Wonderful Life
The Producers
Reds
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Graduate
Harold and Maude
My Life as a Dog
Dead Poets Society
The Unbelievable Truth
Night of the Living Dead


Music:
"Asleep" by The Smiths
"Vapour Trail" by Ride
"Scarborough Fair" by Simon and Garfunkel
"A Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procol Harum
"Time of No Reply" by Nick Drake
"Dear Prudence" by The Beatles
"Gypsy" by Suzanne Vega
"Nights in White Satin" by The Moody Blues
"Daydream" by The Smashing Pumpkins
"Dusk" by Genesis
"MLK" by U2
"Blackbird" by The Beatles
"Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac
"Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana
"Another Brick in the Wall, Part II" by Pink Floyd
"Something" by The Beatles
"School's Out" by Alice Cooper
"Autumn Leaves" by Nat King Cole
"Broken Wings" by Mr. Mister
"I'm Going Home" sung by Tim Curry as Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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