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Book meme.

September 23rd, 2014 (02:14 pm)

In other news, have been tagged by ghyste to do this 'ere book meme.

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard – they don’t have to be “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag ten friends.

1.) The Hundred and One Dalmatians - Dodie Smith

2.) Danny the Champion of the World - Roald Dahl

3.) Blott on the Landscape - Tom Sharpe

4.) Star Wars - credited to George Lucas, actually novelised by Alan Dean Foster

5.) Pet Shop Boys, Literally - Chris Heath

6.) Doctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks - Terrance Dicks

7.) The Making of Doctor Who (Target edition) - Terrance Dicks and Malcolm Hulke

8.) The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien

9.) The Castle of Adventure - Enid Blyton

10.) So Long, and thanks for all the fish - Douglas Adams.

As ever, the caveat goes with this sort of list - it could be a totally different list tomorrow.

Can't be bothered tagging anyone. If you read this and you feel like doing it, consider yourself tagged. Be interested to know what your ten books would be, though. :-)


Posted by: The Exile (tehexile)
Posted at: September 23rd, 2014 01:35 pm (UTC)

Alan Dean Foster is a good writer, I like his Pip and Flinx series.

Posted by: David Brider (davidbrider)
Posted at: September 23rd, 2014 08:48 pm (UTC)

Must admit, I know him mainly as a film tie-in writer. Just looking him up on Wiki, though, I'm pleasantly surprised at how much other stuff he's written. I might check out some of those Pip and Flinx books.

Posted by: Flick (flickums)
Posted at: September 23rd, 2014 01:39 pm (UTC)

Never read The Castle of Adventure but I loved the tv adaptation from the late 80s/early 90s :)

Posted by: David Brider (davidbrider)
Posted at: September 23rd, 2014 08:51 pm (UTC)

I've never seen the adaptations - I think they did all of the "...of Adventure" series eventually, but I'm not sure. I loved all eight of the books, actually, but Castle...was the first I read so created a particular impression on me...

Posted by: Icarus was a test pilot (galwithglasses)
Posted at: September 23rd, 2014 07:03 pm (UTC)

Danny, Boy Champion....I loved it, especially the bit with the sleeping potioned pheasants and the baby carriage, I think it was. I see you over on ghyste's quiz a lot and I've added you to my flist. Great book list.

Posted by: David Brider (davidbrider)
Posted at: September 23rd, 2014 08:45 pm (UTC)

Hullo! Yes, I've always loved that book (well, since I first read it...I'd have been about 5..?), and it made more of an impression on me than much of Dahl's other work.

You join me at a time when I've made a promise to myself to actually keep my LJ updated at least once a day (after a few months' silence). Welcome to the madhouse! :-)

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