Reading Billy Budd.
|School supplies, in case you wanted a picture of that. ;D|
Now, normally I enjoy the books I've been required to read(this year having a few more exceptions than usual). Billy Budd was one such exception. BUT, rather than ranting about what the book lacked, I'd rather present an alternative,
Focus on the Family's Audio Dramatization of Billy Budd, Sailor
Reasons why it's better than the book:
- It's Condensed
The book's story is great, but sooo stretched to fit into 85 pg.
- The Soundtrack
Well, obviously, the book didn't have a soundtrack. But the audio dramatization's was especially good. :D
- It's More Moving
Hearing the characters' voices touched me more personally than Herman Melville's monotonous strings of lengthy sentences could.
- It Highlights The Christian Themes of the Story
That's only four, but I wanted to get this out of my system. As usual, thanks for reading!