That book meme thing

From benpeek

In Farenheit 451, volunteers memorise entire books, to preserve the text from burning: what text would you learn and save?

THE BIRTHGRAVE, Tanith Lee — partly because I loved it way back when, partly because I’d like to recite it out loud. Lee has beautiful cadence.

Have you ever had a crush on a character in a book?

Yep, particularly I remember having a crush on the male character in Janet Morris’ DREAM DANCER, & by curious coincidence, I’m re-reading that book now (but not feeling the same love, now that I’m old ;).

The last book you bought is:

THREE DOLLARS, Elliot Perlman

The last book you finished is:

THE TERRORISTS OF IRUSTAN, Louise Marley

What are you currently reading:

DREAM DANCER, Janet Morris

NECESSARY DREAMS, Anna Fels

Five desert island books:

Well, if I couldn’t borrow Ben’s books (& he _has_ said he never lends books), then:

The entire BOOK OF THE NEW SUN (I count that as one, even if it is 5 volumes), Gene Wolfe
LITTLE BIG, John Crowley
THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY, Michael Chabon
THE BLOOD OF ROSES, Tanith Lee
ASH: A SECRET HISTORY, Mary Gentle.

I’ve gone for big & complex books, in the hope I’ll be terribly trapped on that island for a long time (& not run into any polar bears or deranged kidnappers…)

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