Booking Through Thursday: 5 for FavoritesDecember 4, 2008 at 11:50 pm | Posted in Book Blather | 3 Comments
Here is my response to this week’s Booking Through Thursday:
1. Do you have a favorite author?
A single favorite? No. How would you pick? Well, okay, maybe Douglas Coupland.
2. Have you read everything he or she has written?
I’ve read everything by Stephen King, Anne Tyler, and Tom Robbins. As for Coupland, I thought I had read all his fiction but I just discovered he put out a book called God Hates Japan in 2001 that I knew nothing about.
3. Did you LIKE everything?
Yeah, pretty much. What makes my favorite authors my favorite transcends such arbitrary concerns as, say, quality. I love King’s writing and his characters, so I care almost nothing about plot. Everything’s Eventual wasn’t my favorite, though. Likewise with Anne Tyler – I was lucky enough to realize I would love her before I’d read any of her books, so I was able to read them from If Morning Ever Comes on up chronologically. I feel like each one has been better than the last. Tom Robbins just rules. I adore everything by Coupland, except I could have done without the random poetry parts of Microserfs.
4. How about a least favorite author?
That’s a hard one, because I’m picky and I wouldn’t be likely to read much by someone I didn’t like. But I guess I could say Dan Brown since I pick on him all the time anyway.
5. An author you wanted to like, but didn’t?
David Wroblewski. There, I’ve said it.