So here's the thing....
This is a book tag post and I'm challenging the following folks to post lists of their 10 most formative books.
And the Tagees are:
Lucy Jayne - Read Lucy's Book Tag Response
Joanna Maciejewska - Melfka's Book Tag Response
J.R Barker - Read 'Epic Barkers' Book Tag Response
Meg Cowley - Meg's Book Tag Response
Now don't be mistaken this is not a thinkie thinkie typie typie list, this is a first thing that came to mind list, a deep rooted list all
the ones that you are not proud of.
So divvy up the uglies, post replies on your blogs - I look forward to the discomfort that will be your confessions........in the meantime here's my list.
Anansie boys - Neil Gaiman
Neil is always amazing, his capacity to spill darkness, myth and legend floors me every time I read him.
Daisy was wonderful, the lime was hilarious, Spider was for lack of a better word 'Epic'.
(At the time of typing this am ploughing my way through 'Ocean at the end of the lane')
Love Janis - Laura Joplin
A biography written with tempered love by Janis Joplin's younger sister Laura. The letters printed were revealing in a way I wasn't ready for.
Fight club - Chuck Palanuick
One of my favourite movies EVER. The book have read and re-read it more than once over the years. It's filth and truth and life in equal measure. You aren't here forever better snap to it and do something with your limited time. You are not a pretty and unique snowflake.
the Shadow over Innsmouth - HP Lovecraft
Discovered Lovecraft about four years back, this is still a solid favourite with all of the best elements of what I think was his best work.
the Game - Neil Strauss
A book about pick-up artists and the crazy world they live in. Some pretty interesting views on men and woman, like it or hate it the book changed my life.
"Balding is not a choice, bald is a choice"
My family & other animals - Gerald Durrell
Beautiful descriptions, read it in primary school. Have been desperate to visit Corfu ever since.
Memnoch the Devil - Anne Rice
Alternative ideas about creation, the brat price Lestat (not played by Tom Cruise) goes on a tour of creation with Lucifer. It may not be the most well known of Lady Rice's books but it wriggled into my grey matter and been wonderfully festering ever since.
Spider-man comics - all of 'em
Peter Parker trying his damndest to be a good man, how can anyone not enjoy that. The man's a hero - a REAL hero.
Jurassic Park - Michael Crichton
Yup read it - I was 9. Dinosaurs. Alive. Toay. Eating folks.
the Alchemist - Paolo Coelho
Sorry, hate it all you like but the feel good fuzzies were real and the truth of 'you find what you are looking for' is something I try to live for daily.