28 November 2006

Literary Tuesday Tale

Who is your preferred author?
Preferred, it's hard to say.. There are several. But I haven't yet been disappointed by Lars Saabye Christensen or Terry Pratchett, and Shakespeare still sneaks in from time to time. So choose between them? Nah... You choose...

What genre do you prefer?
Anything that makes me laugh I think it's fair to say. Which includes all of the above... Fantasy fiction with a sense of humour (i.e. not Mr. Potter and friends..), or historical crime novels with a twist (i.e. not Da Vinci and friends..). Stuff with longwinded sentences and intelligent ideas behind the gibberish. Is that a genre?

Do you belong to a book club? If so, what is it named?
Well... Sort of. It's the New Yorker Fiction Club that I mentioned earlier. It's more of an online reading circle, actually - and it's not particularly crowded, so if you want to join, please do :)

What is your favourite all-time book?
I'm not saying it's the best book of all times. But it's the one I've read most times. (As an adult, that is. I did read The Secret Garden 10-12 times a year when I was younger!) It's Good Omens, by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman - it's absolutely hilarious and very intelligent. Go read it now!

What did you like most about the book?
You're still here? I thought you went away to read Good Omens? Oh well, before you go then, know that these may be side effects of reading this book: Your cocoa will congeal while reading, any music you play in your car will turn into Queen (not so bad, is it?), if you see a pothole you will start looking for Tibetans and you will never again hear the words "grievous bodily harm" without sniggering. All of this in addition to you being curled up on the floor, laughing, of course.
After you've read it you can test yourself in it right here.

- If you want a Tuesday Tale, please help yourself :)

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