Joel passed on to me this book meme…a first for me...so here goes:
You’re stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be?
Hmm…I read a book long time back which I did not like, The Notes of Don Rigoberto By Mario Llasa Vargas, to be honest I did not even understand it much so that would be my choice for incineration. Although if the idea is to burn the book in the human minds, as Joel says, than it would be The Arrangement by Elia Kazan though I can think of a few others but let me name just one here.
Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?
Speaking from top off my head: Heathcliffe in The Wuthering Heights, Dr Zhivago in Dr Zhivago, the male protagonist in Ayn Rand’s Fountainhead…actually I could not even bring myself to despise that guy in Lolita, although what he did was wrong…his love for her destroyed her.
The last book you bought is:
The last book I bought was The Beggar at the Gate by Thallassa Ali. It is a simply written tale of love set in the pre-partition Lahore. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
What are you currently reading?
I am currently reading, The Count Of Monte Cristo By Alexander Dumas. It is a loooooong book but worth reading. It is about useless revenge is…that is putting it very simply. It reads like a fable at times, I am quite enjoying it.
Five books you would take to a deserted island:
Now lets see, either I could take 5 books I have always wanted to read but have never been able to read more than a few chapters, stuff like How the Mind works by Steven Pinker and other such books. Or I could take along my cheque book, address book, cookbook, a how-to-survive-in-the-desert-book but I like Joel’s idea of taking along five notebooks, so that is what I am going to do, I am sure they will be plenty to write about.
Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons) and why?
Personally I would have liked to pass this on to all those on my list but since I have to pick only 3, I shall pass this stick on to .:A:., Misreflection and M…why…because they are all interesting, intelligent people and I would like to read their answers.
Sorry guys, too lazy to do the linking for the books.