Essay, Research Paper
THE TALE OF ME AND SUMMER READING
It was a bright, hot summer day when it all happened. I could have been sitting at the beach
or swimming. Although that was not the case. I had to actually put effort into something,
to actually think , to actually well, read. I went upstairs to find the summer reading list.
I looked through pile after pile of school computer printouts but still no luck of
that little reading list. I began to get frustrated and decided the best thing to do now
would be to take a break, and that is exactly what I did. I got into my bathing suit and went
for a nice swim. I was swimming for about an hour when all of a sudden I got this thirst for
a nice cool beverage. Thoughts began to flow through my mind about how quenching and
replenishing that glass of coke would taste. This caused me to immediately jump out of the
pool and run in for a drink. As I took a cup from the cabinet I saw in the reflection of
the glass a blue sheet on the refrigerator. I immediately turned around and there I saw under
a magnet, on the refrigerator, the summer reading list!
I wanted to start reading as soon as possible. Although I wanted to see how many books I
could read that were on the summer reading list but would not have to go to the library to
get a hold of. My mother is a big book reader so I checked her collection and I found one.
“The Terminal Man” By: Michael Crichton. To my surprise I actually enjoyed reading this book.
I don’t like reading that much, I rather watch a movie. This book however was different. It
was really suspenseful and hard to put down. I know my story sounds really convincing but I
will prove to you any way that I read this book by giving you a quick summary of the novel.
Harry Benson, the main character, is a 31 year old computer scientist. About 4 years back he
got into a car accident and got brain damage which causes him mental seizures. What happens
during these seizures is that he goes on a violent rampage for seven or so hours and then
all of a sudden wakes up from this seizure and does not know what has happened or what he
has done. Harry is admitted to Universal Hospital, the doctors plan to implant electrodes
into his brain to shock the part of his brain that causes the seizure right before it
happens. Well to make a long story short. Harry escaped from the hospital, figures out how
to make himself get these pleasurable shocks minutes a part, and continues to get these
violent rampages. Dr. Ross, his doctor finds Harry in the computer room of the hospital and
shoots and kills him in self-defense.
The next book I read was “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding. This book I also enjoyed.
I thought Jack’s tribe was a little to violent for their age, I mean they dropped a rock
on Piggy’s head and killed him. The kids who killed him were only 10 years old and some of
the kids who tried to kill Ralph were even younger. This novel itself was a little too long
for me but I put up with it. I am not sure how long you wanted this paper to be and I am
running out of space so I will tell you what I thought was bad about this novel to prove
I read it. I thought it was a little unrealistic how these children immediatly took control
of the island and got organized. If that was me I would have been shivering, cold, and
scared, thinking how I would either get eaten by some wild animal or, die of old age.
That was really the only part of the novel I thought wasn’t realistic. The rest seemed
pretty believable. This was a good book and would recommend it to others.
The last book I read I started the week before school. “Night” By: Eli Wiesel. This was
the most boring 30 pages I have ever read in my life and I could not finish it! The novel
just dragged on and I just couldn’t read a chapter without thinking of something else. I
am sorry I did not read this, I am sure it is a great book. Just a little to boring for me.
This concludes my story about my summer reading experience and what books I did and did