Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [ten] friends, including me, so I’ll see…
I was tagged by notesfromtheunprofound, wednesdayshambles & lovaboxa for this - thanks.
The ten books that have stayed with me for some reason or the other are as follows:
1) Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell (could never get on with Huxley’s Brave new world as much as i loved the idea. then i picked this up.)
2) Slaughterhouse five - Kurt Vonnegut
3) The Book of Nonsense - Edward Lear (age 9 in a school library this was rebel all over)
4) Filth - Irvine Welsh (maybe not his best but the tapeworm was brilliant)
5) Glamorama - Brett Easton Ellis (filth with a twist. not his best but i liked the flavour)
6) Factotum - Charles Bukowski (my first bukowski. random bookshop find)
7) Naked Lunch - William Burroughs
8) Selected Poems (85 - 93) - Carol Ann Duffy (the first of hers i had and still my favourite period of her writing)
9) Howl / Kaddish - Allen Ginsberg (my first ginsberg. a book of fire at the time)
10) Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll (still on the list. i have at least 3 versions)
There ya go. not the most exciting list but it’s my list.
again, not tagging others (esp as i’m late here!) but tag yourself like an insular game of playground tag (IT), sure.