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,…
Thanks for the tag, black—betty <3
No particular order:
American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis
Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
The Stranger - Albert Camus
I Am Legend - Richard Matheson
Anthem - Ayn Rand
The Golden Compass - Phillip Pullman
Lullaby - Chuck Palahniuk
Interview With the Vampire - Anne Rice
Sweet Tooth - Ian McEwan
Dark Matter - Michelle Paver
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(I’m considering books that are either pairs/sequels/trilogies in which all stuck with me as one book)
1. Contrarywise/Trickster’s Touch - Zohra Greenhalgh
2. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
3. The Vanyel Trilogy - Mercedes Lackey
4. Beautiful Signor - Cyrus Cassells
5. The Wild Iris - Louise Glück
6. Transmetropolitan - Warren Ellis
7. Surfacing - Margaret Atwood
8. Seven - Alan Dugan
9. American Gods & Anansi Boys - Neil Gaiman
10. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare - Shakespeare
Not sure if I have 10 people I can tag on here, but I’ll try:
@tygerinthenight, alitbitmoody, kleenexwoman, @majorenglishesquire, oneslave, oceanplait, wayobsessed, @chaotic-hypnotic-erotic, @crow821, and flawlessanna
Hey, whatdya know? I managed 10 people and could have done more.
1) “Simulacra and Simulacrum,” Jean-Paul Baudrillard. Because it’s nice to have your adolescent conviction that the suburbs are a TOTALLY FAKE PLACE, MAN confirmed by an actual French philosopher.
2) “Snow Crash,” Neal Stephenson. Because a parody of cyberpunk portraying a world full of suburbs and chain stores is a hell of a lot more realistic than all of the weathered cowboys of the grid will ever be.
3) “Stranger in a Strange Land,” by Robert Heinlein. Because “a human child raised by Martians and then sent back to Earth, also polyamory” is the best description of myself I can ever have.
4) “The Martian Chronicles,” by Ray Bradbury. Because Mars is Heaven.
5) “The Magicians,” by Lev Grossman. Because when you’re a frustrated Millenial nerd, having a purpose in life might be more satisfying than magic.
6) “Hogfather,” by Terry Pratchett. Because Santa Claus can too be a god, and we have power over them.
7) “The Source,” by James Michener. Because the Jews did not pop into existence six thousand years ago already perfect.
8) “Beyond Control,” edited by by Robert Silverberg. Because machines are scary.
9) “Ubik,” by Philip K. Dick. BECAUSE WHAT IS REALITY
10) “The Green Futures of Tycho,” by William Sleator. Because time travel: could be a thing.
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