This week we asked some of our DJs to give us some information about what they like in a different realm of entertainment, literature. We asked our DJs what their favorite book was, and received the following responses.
Kyle: The Stranger by Albert Camus
DJ Brian: I have two favorite books (one of them is more or less a long critical essay). One of them is definitely 1984. I believe it brings up important topics of the increasing power of technology through a sociological lens. My other favorite is The Theory of Communicative Action by Jürgen Habermas. I believe the is a module by which public speaking within the public sphere should take place. It provides a guideline for educated discussion, however it’s only flaw is it takes place in an idealistic world. Regardless I believe it is one of the most important works of all time as it applies to any period of time.
Enzypenzy: I’ll have to answer this in two:
The book that pops into my head after hearing the words “favorite” and “book” in the same sentence is The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Rightfully so considering that I must have reread it about five times, crying and feeling all the feels every time. Augustus Waters is an amazing character, and at the time of my first read-through, my grandfather was going through cancer along with him. The emotional connection for me was pretty significant.
However, the book that has always haunted me since many years ago is The Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. It isn’t a horror, it isn’t a terrifying mystery, but at the same time it is. If any of you read it, you’ll know what I mean when I say that Hannah’s words always sent chills down my spine. The whispers of a dead girl being left for me to imagine is creepy after all, especially since I was young when I was introduced to this book.