Wednesday, March 07, 2007

The Darkness of Books

Tagged by Mikael

1. One book that changed your life.

Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig. "Good is a noun," says the author, meditating on the metaphysics of quality. Wasak.

2. One book you have read more than once.

Mark Strand's Blizzard of One.

3. One book you would want on a desert island.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
ulit. It's been quite some time since I last read it and it might just be enough to "tide me over" while waiting for quality coconuts to fall. Teka, "desert" island ba talaga o "deserted"? Kasi kung disyerto at may kasama naman pala akong hayop, eh di Man and Camel na lang. Hehe. Baduy...

4. One book that made you laugh.

Hmmm... It would have to be A Spell For Chameleon from Piers Anthony's Xanth Series. Winner of the World Fantasy Award and a real belly-acher.

5. One book that made you cry.

The Stranger
by Albert Camus. Weird, but that climactic scene with Mersault confronting the priest near the end really got me all wound up.

6. One book you wish had been written.

Nueve Chupacabras
by Accessibilly Ty Collins.

7. One book you wish had never been written.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Aside from being too formulaic, the premise of this highly commercialized series (you know, a school of Wizardry and all) was unabashedly taken from Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea Trilogy.

8. One book you are currently reading.

Why We Are Hungry by Dave Eggers. Hehe. I'm reading this because Kael got either too drunk or too hypnotized a few nights ago and promptly lent it to me, his eyes blank.

9. One book you have been meaning to read.

Ramil Gulle's new poetry book, Textual Relations. Got it from the recent book launch in UP.

Tagging: Banzai Cat, Cos, Daryll, Weng, Paul, FRODA