Thursday, November 25, 2004

In my imagination

I was always an avid reader as a child, I read books like I breathed air. I think I was nine when I read Lord of the Rings, and ten when I read Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Books always facinated me. Bookshelves still form an integral part of the furniture of our house and they're overflowing with all sorts of books.

Somewhere along the line - I think maybe when I was 16-18 and I dropped Arts subjects for Sciences at A-Level (why did I do that??) - I stopped reading fiction. I've returned in fits and starts since then but this year I think I've managed to get back into the habit again and discovered a whole load of new titles that have captured my imagination and taken me into their world.

I've really enjoyed Five People you meet in Heaven, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night, To kill a mockingbird, Life of Pi and Eleanor Rigby over the last few months. Today on the bus I finished Ian McEwan's Enduring Love which is really good. The film of it is out soon but I kind of think I'm happy with it as I've imagined it to be. Where to go next?

2 comments:

  1. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
    A heart breaking work of staggering genuis- Dave Eggers
    The Poisonwood Bible- Barbara Kingsolver
    Whit- Ian Banks
    What a Carve up- Jonathon Coe
    Millenium People- J.G.Ballard

    Try out those for starters.. I have them all so let me know if you want to borrow them!
    Kath

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  2. Oryx & Crake is next on the list I think... much delayed after recommendations from reliable friend! I have a copy of it. I'll get back to you on the others. Trusting you enjoyed Barca!

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