Vinod passed this meme(sounds a very egoistic word) to me a long long time ago. Finally got down to filling it out only now.
- You’re stuck inside Fahrenheit 451! Which book do you want to be?
Wodehouse’s Blandings castle series. I know this isn’t a book but the Blandings castle collection with hare brained Lord Emsworth, irrepressible Galahad, forbidding aunts, Efficient Baxter, servile Beach and of course The Empress , provides an amazing milieu for Wodehouse to weave his magic in a typical English county castle.
2. Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?
3. The last book you bought is:
’No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency ‘ by Alexander McCall Smith… good buy it turned out to be.
4. The last book you read:
Fahrenheit 451. Very nice book.
5. What are you currently reading?
Following the Equator by Mark Twain , a travelogue. Pretty funny. He’s left Australia and nearing India right now
6. Five books you would take to a deserted island:
Wodehouse’s Best ---- Cause Wodehouse is Wodehouse.
The Collected Works of Rudyard Kipling ----- Captains Courageous is a superbly written story (of Boy V/s the elements and triumphing against the odds), Stalky and Co. is a brilliant book written in boarding school ‘ The Sun never sets in the British Empire’ England (without the saccharine sweetness of Enid Blyton), The tales of the Raj transports one to a different timezone altogether, Kim and Mowgli, well enough have been written without me having to eulogise further.
Captain Blood --- Rafael Sabatini’s swash buckling tale set in the buccaneering age with the wronged Peter Blood outwitting the Spanish, among others, brilliantly described with a panache and well tied plot that seem to be his hallmarks.
Hindu Sunday Magazine Crosswords --- Dunno who sets these crosswords but Sundays don’t seem like Sundays without spending an hour or two on trying to solve atleast half the crossword
And the final one --- throw of the dice between Tintin and Asterix). Probably will be Tintin cause already have the collection.
7 Who are you going to pass this stick to and why?
Nobody because its been ages and anyone who reads anything more than the paper in which sundal is sold in has probably been tagged ages ago.