After reading through a dictionary on cultural literacy (it should be on here before the end of the year), I determined to read through several classics which I had heard of but never actually read. This lead me to Librivox, a website where volunteers read public-domain books and then present the audiobooks for free. From the app, the only story in the top 20 or so that I recognized with any interest was Gulliver's Travels. I think I'd seen part of the miniseries a long time ago, but didn't know much except he traveled to a land of little people.

Well, now I've read it. The speaker from Librivox did very well, though I realized afterward that this was available from Blackstone through my e-library. Ahh well. Librivox has a pretty good collection. If I don't find future items from my library, I'll check here first. It was a bit tedious how the books downloaded. When you use the app, they just download in some obscure directory, and their player isn't the greatest. Once I pointed my regular audiobook player at the directory, it worked great (and 1.3x the speed!).

Oh, about the book?  Enh, interesting. It definitely seems the author has some issues with English society and wishes we could live in the idyllic lifestyle of the horse-people he found. Wouldn't that be nice if nobody lied (and if everybody loved, etc, we'd see the day when nobody died! Sorry... just found this song and really like it).

I'll just stick to my primary review technique - talking about how I got the book rather than about the book itself. It's a classic. You should know about the book and probably don't care to hear what I think about it...