Tuesday, April 12, 2005

That Fahrenheit 451 thing

You're stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be?

  • Alasdair Gray's "Lanark" because of, amongst other reasons, the discussion of plagiarism. If there are no books there can be no plagiarism.

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character? Yes. I always wanted to be best mates with Bobby Brewster and Studs Lonigan. And I also loved Sophie from Sophie's Choice.

The last book you bought is: David Mitchell's "Cloud Atlas"

The last book you read: A Grammar of the English Language by William Cobbett.

What are you currently reading?
Mtchell's Cloud Atlas

  • WallaceMarkfield's Teitlebaum's Window
  • Thomas Pynchon's Vineland (again)
  • Simon Singh's The Code Book
  • Walter Benjamin's One Way Street
  • Alexander Solzenhitzyn's The First Circle

Five books you would take to a deserted island:
  • Lanark by Alasdair Gray - humour, despair, hope, and the list from whence was ripped.
  • The Good Soldier Svejk by Jarosalv Hasek - humour against adversity and insubordination by following orders to the letter.
  • Fundamental Algorithms by Donald Knuth - the premier computer science book
  • Collected Works by William Shakespeare - about time I knew more plays
  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison - I read this as a young teenager and I began to understand the world

Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons) and why?

Everyone I know of has already done this quiz so no-one.

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