May 28th, 2009


In lieu of a poll

Over here marrog links to a photo of a tattoo with five books on it and asks

If you were going to have a tattoo of five books (or their titles) somewhere on your body, let's say somewhere where it will be seen from time to time, what five books would you get?

If you know Morag then clearly you should be telling her. If you don't then I'd love to know.

My 5:
The Schroedinger's Cat Trilogy - Robert Anton Wilson
The Invisibles - Grant Morrison
IT - Stephen King
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
Excession - Iain Banks

What's interesting is that I didn't read any of those for the first time in the last five years. The only books I can think of that have completely gripped me in that time were We Need To Talk About Kevin (which you have at the moment), the last two books of the Series Of Unfortunate Events and the Lucifer comic series from Vertigo. I've largely migrated across to reading articles online when I want information, and I just haven't bumped into many books that have set me on fire recently. I need more time*, and some decent recommendations, clearly :->

And I wouldn't want them displayed as horizontal titles. I'd want a small image for each one, with the title on it, and something iconic.

*By more time, I mean "not to have a job. Or weekends that last about three weeks." There are about 15 things above "reading more fiction" on my to-do list at the moment, and my current reading-for-fun is "CLR through C#".

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