Here in this half-forgotten corner I present a perishable little meme (possibly my first and last):
One book that changed your life:
Dune. One of the first books I plucked from the adult shelves at the public library. Dune’s civilization-scale story and deadly nuanced dialogue have colored my perception ever since. I think in terms of social science; I hate absolutes; I look for the role of the individual in the galactic tide.
One book you’d want on a deserted island:
Maybe Herodotus. It was good enough for the English patient and Shadow, when they were each down to one book.
One book you’ve read more than once:
Voyage of the Dawn Treader. A little spell to refresh the spirit.
One book you’ve never been able to finish:
Lord of the Rings. I finished Fellowship of the Ring with three starts over nine years, but I give up on the rest.
One book that made you laugh:
All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers, a little-known weirdness by Larry McMurtry.
One book that made you cry:
Where the Red Fern Grows.
One book you’ve been meaning to read:
One book you believe everyone should read:
A primer on personal finance.