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It’s been a long time since we’ve done this – what is your favorite
book (not your own.) Has it changed in the last few years?
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This is a tough question. Much like music, I have a difficult time discerning what my absolute favorite is. You see, there are fantastic reasons to love all of the books I have read. I could probably more easily say which one’s didn’t pass my test. When they do, I adore them.
From Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to Lord of the Rings, a lot of my reads range in the realm of fantasy and surrealism. But, I read non-fiction, too. I also used to read Romance in my late teens and early twenties. I grew up on classical literature and fairy tales. A great historical piece will always be welcome on my shelf. I’ve adored comics, and am not at all against Manga (although I haven’t had the time to select a series in that genre).
My favorite non-fiction book is probably Lary May’s Big Tomorrow. It’s a great read that helps explain how we understand our history, in many cases, so incorrectly. Another would be The Uses and Abuses of History. Let’s not forget Telling the Truth About History. Each of these were major influences in my studies of politics and film writing for graduate studies. They really helped my lens focus on how writers and filmmakers spin topics, and manage to build consensus in that crochet work.
As far as fiction, I would have to say that it remains Lord of the Rings with Alice in Wonderland haunting the fringes of first place. I grew up on these works. They have been huge influence on me. The effort that Tolkien put into his work has always been the litmus test. The insanity of Carroll’s world made me feel normal or, at least, not alone. As you know, my own work travels quite far down the rabbit hole.
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