Wotcher Readin' Fer?
You're stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be?
*In case you don't know, Fahrenheit 451 (1953) is a dystopian fiction novel by Ray Bradbury. In it, fireman don't put out fires, they start them to burn books. The idea is that you must rush to memorize a book (or a few) to preserve them. (thanks Leslie!)
I'm a lazy bastard, so it would have to short...and weird. Nicholson Baker's Vox, or The Fermata would fit the bill nicely!
Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?
In a book? I don't think so. Maybe Molly Millions from William Gibson's Neuromancer?
However, I do remember with devestating clarity the day Jean Grey (AKA Phoenix) from the X-Men died - I must have been 13-14. I think that was my first really crushing loss.
I'm such a nerd...
The last book you bought is?
Homer's The Odyssey, trans. Robert Fagles.
What are you currently reading?
My work is taking all my focus right now and I can't concentrate on anything for very long. I've been bouncing back and forth between The Odyssey, and the good Doctor's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (which, I am convinced is nothing but a huge put-on).
The Lords of Discipline - Pat Conroy
A Wild Sheep Chase - Haruki Murakami
The Sadness of Sex - Barry Yourgrau
Sunglasses After Dark - Nancy A. Collins
Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut
Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons) and why?
Frito, our tastes in lit are similar -- and different. George, 'cause he always makes me go, "Dammit! Why didn't I think of that?" and Michelle because she's in school and allays into that big-brained stuff about art n culture n shit.