Tuesday, April 12, 2005


I saw this on Michael Berube's blog, thought it was interesting enough to take a stab at.

You’re stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be?
Either De Profundis by Oscar Wilde or Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 by Hunter S. Thompson.

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?
Yes, Daisy Duke. Oh, you mean from literature? Illyana Rasputin, Magik the Sorceress Supreme of Marvel's New Mutants. What, no comic books? Okay then, Sandy (Demoiselle Alisande de la Carteloise) from A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.

The last book you bought is?
Blood Brothers, by Father Elias Chacour, a Palestinian Catholic priest whose family was thrown out of their home and land in al Nakba of 1948. The book is both a personal account of the tragedy and a plea for reconciliation between the children of Abraham.

What are you currently reading?
A History of the Arab Peoples by Albert Hourani, a very good single volume treatment of a massive subject.

Five books you would take to a deserted island:
The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde (that's one book), Isaac Asimov's Guide to Earth and Space, The Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams, Creation by Gore Vidal, and Fierce Pajamas: An Anthology of Humor Writing from the New Yorker.

Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons) and why?
Leslie, Stacius, and Rob, because they're all thoughtful readers with widely divergent tastes.

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