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Questions 596: The Art of Enjoying Art Over and Over Again

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Simon asks: “How can you re-read or re-watch stories a billion times without getting sick of them?”

Resources Mentioned:

Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
Bohemian Rhapsody
Stairway to Heaven
Hey Jude
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Star Wars
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Questions 574: Studying Big Stories

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Michael asks: “How do you study a work that’s epic in scope?”

Resources Mentioned:
Natchez Burning, The Bone Tree, and Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles
Fall of Giants, Book 1 of The Century Trilogy by Ken Follett
Young Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Blues
The Gap Cycle by Stephen R. Donaldson
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Roots by Alex Haley
Dune, Dune Messiah, and Children of Dune by Frank Herbert
Winds of War and War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk
The Epic of Gilgamesh
The Odyssey by Homer
The Illiad by Homer
Book of Genesis, beginning with chapter 12
I, Claudius and Claudius the God by Robert Graves
The 12 Caesars by Suetonius
Every Day Novelist: In the beginning…
Raiders of the Lost Ark