Friday, December 29, 2006

Ten thoughts on...books

A new bookcase and several new tomes to get through, courtesy of Santa and Rachel.

Here are ten books that have been important to me.

King Ottakar's Sceptre by Herge, a Tintin political drama
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis, magical and never disappoints a revisit
To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee, O level set text, but awesome
Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, burning sense of individual rights
1984 by George Orwell, read everything, but this is the one
Alma Cogan by Gordon Burn, the most shocking novel ever
Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby, first bloke memoir and about so much more than football
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, just superb
No one Left to Lie To by Christopher Hitchens, devastating account of the Clinton presidency, Hitch at his very best
Cocky by Peter Walsh et al, dense but gripping account of Liverpool drug baron Curtis Warren

1 comment:

Buffy said...

To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favourites. I grew up in an American mountain community fifty years on from Mockingbird...but it was still small enough and secluded enough to be very similar.

Frighteningly so.

I can relate.

And it moves me every time.