Being a bibliophile and an avid reader I confess that while i have read a lot of classics, the non-classics outnumber them by, well, a lot.
And while I mean to go back and to them, i always seem get sidetracked by the new big thing. It helps that i tend to prejude them as dull (“They have been written over a 100 years ago,” “my mom was only born 50 years ago and i think she’s out of fashion,” etc.) So you can imagine how positively surprised i am when i actually go through a classic which i have been postponing for ages. Then it hits me; firstly, it’s wrong and mean of me to compare my mother to a 100 year old book and she is not “unfashionable,” and secondly i have been missing out on great/awesome writing. Really the difference between the classics and the new books is that the classics have already been filtered and only the best have remained and while not all may be to your taste, at least you get to have an intellectual argument next time someone fusses about how great this classic is.
In my country (Lebanon), people don’t read much. I wish to make reading more exciting.
With tablets i think i can make reading a whole new experience which while i don’t wish to compare it to reading a paper book, should encourage people to read, not only here but around the world as well. So i thought i would start with the classics.
Ok, so would you like to hear the wind and the rain if it’s raining in the story? Would you like to have a monster jump up on you if you are reading a horror story? What about ambience? (Not rhetoric questions, i would really like to have your feedback)
I know the ambience happens in your head while you read, but we do go watch the movie because we didn’t have enough of the story and it’s a different experience.
That’s what i am aiming for: a new reading experience (entertaining) and encourage people to read worthy stories and great writing.
And by the way, I am super excited that the downloads for ‘The Raven’ ( https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-raven/id581468270?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4) ) have surpassed 1000 copies since it was first published in December. I am also really happy that the book has received mostly good ratings.
The invisible man is going great. I tried for this book a totally different illustration style than the raven.
I really hope people will like this one too.