Sunday, April 27, 2008

Book meme: an A-Z of authors

This meme has been doing the rounds for some time now, and I wanted to try and give it a fresh spin: after all, it's not that I couldn't include Austen et al on a list of fiction I have read, alphabetical by author. No, my concern is that such a list merely confirms a lot of similar lists. Perhaps trying to come up with a list of slightly more off-beat texts - ones you may not have already read will prove more interesting for me to write -- if not for you to read.



Done.

6 comments:

Rosby said...

You could give The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak a try, to fulfill Z. I haven't read it all the way through, but it's very surreal, with some stunningly vivid imagery and a really creative POV.

(Finally posted the Barrowman report. Sort of. The rest is going up tomorrow. My fingers hurt from frantic typing.)

Darren said...

Dougie Henshall refuses to return your calls until you complete this blog meme.

Rol said...

I narrowly missed out on including House Of Leaves in a recent book meme I was tasked with. It is a blinder.

Have you read Danielewski's follow-up, Only Revolutions? It's been staring at me from the shelf for months, but it just seems impenetrable.

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

Rosby: I have the Book Thief but haven't read it yet. And re: JB, I will be over ASAP!

Rol: I've not yet seen sight of Danielewski's follow-up though reviews sounded both interesting and critical. Time is needed to read everything!

Darren: you are a MINX!!!!!!!! Such threats...

Ms Heathen said...

I love your book lists! There's always several things on them that I've never heard of, but am intrigued by!

The Alison Lurie book about feminist art history sounds interesting!

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

Ms Heathen: I'd definitely recommend reading the Lurie, who's a good writer anyway (Imaginary Friends, Only Children and The War Between the Tates are also favs of hers with me).