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Reading Lists

Was chatting up my friend L. here at the office, discussing the subtle differences between watching art and getting slapped in the face with the third reel. Apparently The War Zone is right up there on the fence between compelling and just too gruesome.

Conversation turned to books, and we decided to swap impromptu lists of ten titles we think everybody should read, just off the top of our heads.

Mine are ...

The Poisonwood Bible
Bastard out of Carolina
Confederacy of Dunces
The Time Traveler's Wife
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
The Ciderhouse Rules
The Phantom Tollbooth
The Handmaid's Tale
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
Lovely Bones

And hers ...

God Bless You Mr Rosewater
Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
Oscar and Lucinda
Diamond Age
Wuthering Heights
The God of Small Things
Pobby and Dingan

1st 2 of Gormenghast Trilogy
Jamaica Inn

And yours ... ???

Might be interesting for you all to comment or email me your lists, and I'll compile and post the results.

Or not.