So you’re trapped on a desert island

I always think it’s a fun question, you’re trapped on a desert island, a seemingly magical one where your basic needs are taken care of so most of your day is spent lounging in a self made hammock, sipping fruity drinks and reading books. The question also asked is what ten books (yes the joys of arbitrary numbers) would you pick? Comment below and let me know

My picks:

1) Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut

2) Ariel by Sylvia Path

3) Walden by Thoreau

4) Man Without A Country by Kurt Vonnegut

5) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin

6) Mr. Darcy’s Diary by Amanda Grange

7) Winkie by Clifford

8) Alice in Wonderland by Lew Carol

Totally cheating) Rurouni Kenshin (series)  by Nobuhiro Watsuki

And 10) ???? Well I’m not sure, maybe you could help me pick that last

(For REM fans, here’s a fun look at what Michael Stipe would choose)

4 comments on “So you’re trapped on a desert island

  1. I think I might choose as #1 Boat Building for Dummies. #2 How to repair boats at sea. #3 How to avoid sharks. #4 How to swim after a shark takes one arm #5 How to write a last will with one hand. #6 How to talk with a rescue porpoise #7 How to sell your life story to Hollywood #8 How to plan ahead when leaving a deserted island (should have read this earlier). #9 How to create a raft from a blowup doll #10 Moby Dick Meets Godzilla

  2. Haha Terry, well done! Vonnegut kicks butt, but he didn’t make my list. Mine are, in no particular order: 1. Moby Dick by Herman Melville, 2. Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger, 3. Everything that Rises Must Converge by Flannery O’Connor, 4. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler, 5. Farewell My Lovely by Raymond Chandler 6. I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive by Steve Earle, 7. Burning Chrome by William Gibson, 8. The Chicken.Qabalah of Rabbi Lamed Ben Clifford by Lon Milo Duquette, 9. One Lonely Night by Mickey Spillane, 10. Desperate Journeys, Abandoned Souls by Edward Leslie.

  3. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut, Birdsong by Sebastian Faulkes, Birds without wings by Louis de Berniere, Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene, True history of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey, Bliss by Peter Carey, All of us by Raymond Carver, The Passion by Jeanette Winterson, A kestrel for a knave by Barry Hines and Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels. (That’s 11.)

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