Meme: Fahrenheit 451

Reading time: 2 mins

You’re stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be?
Not any of the ones that are incinerated. Simple really.

OHH not LITERALLY, but literaturally? (ohhh I just invented a word, ohh, no I didn’t). Anyway, I’d choose to be Mowgli in the Jungle Book. Why? Because of the songs of course (whaddya mean there are no songs in the book!!)

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?
Possibly Smilla from Miss Smilla’s Sense of Snow, or Gill Templeton from the Rebus novels, but nothing significant as yet.

The last book you bought is?
The Electric Michelangelo by Sarah Hall. Not read it, and only bought it as I’ve been thinking about getting another tattoo at some point. Never heard of it before either so very much an impulse buy. I have to admit that I do occasionally buy books “by the cover” and I’ve yet to be disappointed.

What are you currently reading?
Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee. I normally have two or three books going at at time, but as I’m trying to actually FINISH some of the books I start I thought I’d stick with the tried and tested, one at a time method. It’s working so far.
I’m enjoying this book more than I thought I would if I’m honest, which is good because it was recommended by… er… dammit… memory like a … thingy… you know… fins… water…

Five books you would take to a deserted island
1. HitchHiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (a Trilogy in Four Five parts) – funny, makes you think, and would allow me to drift off into imaginary worlds.
2. How to get off a desert island.

Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons) and why?
No-one as a meme is a self-propagating unit of cultural evolution (and I’m lazy).