Thursday, May 14, 2009

Island Belongings Part Two: Reading, Fiction

So, you're going to the island and you're going to need some reading material. You get to bring five books but there's a catch. None of the five can be your "favorite five". They can be books you've read but you have to leave your favorite five at home and take something else. Here's my list.

Chip of the Flying U by B.M. Bower. I've selected this book for obvious reasons. I actually own a copy of this book but have never read it. Might have to get around to that some day.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. There are great American authors and then there is Mark Twain. Probably the only reason this isn't in my favorite books of all time is because I haven't read it. I'm embarrassed to even admit that. I should renounce my citizenship and just move to Russia. Or become a democrat.

Sackett by Louis L'Amour. My favorite of all the books in the Sackett series. Tell Sackett is a bad man. Tougher than nails and mean as all get out.

Splinter of the Minds Eye by Alan Dean Foster. This is an AWESOME book if you like Star Wars, which I do. Luke really comes into his own. Foster tells a great story and its not even close to the last three crappy movies Lucas did to line his pockets.

That was then, this is now by S.E. Hinton. My favorite of Hinton's novels. Very intense and not what you might call a "cheery" book.

Well, that's this week's list. Five fiction books. At the rate I read I'll have to stay on the freakin island at least another six months.


5Wood said...

I'll play along this time cause I'd rather read than listen to music.

#1) The Hobbit, by JRR Tolkein, Since Lord of the Rings is in my top five I'd throw this in as the next best alterative

#2) Lord of the Flies, by William Golding consider this my guide on how to survive on the Island.

#3) Borden Chantry, by Louis L'Amour, I have read every book he has written most more than once. The Daybreakers is a top five but couldn't survive without some L'Amour to read. This is the Best obscure L'Amour read there is. Read it if you haven't yet.

#4) Playing for Pizza, by John Grisham. Not a huge Grisham fan but once in a while he suprises me. This is a great read about a 3rd string QB who goes to Italy to play American Football after blowing a lead in the AFC Championship game and getting run from town. Gotta have some sports along with me.

#5) Disclosure, by Micheal Crichton. One of my favorite fiction writers and this is his best book imo.

There you have it.... Enjoy

kmwthay said...

I loved all of the SE Hinton books. But, Rumble Fish or The Outsiders definitely top my list.