Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Time Enough At Last

A fellow blogger is culling his book collection down to his "deserted island picks." In the blog he asks what books would I keep? Ask and ye shall receive...whether you want it or not.

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Boy's Life by Robert R. McCammon
Alas Babylon by Pat Frank
The Bottoms by Joe R. Lansdale
Riptide by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Ice Station by Matthew Reilly
The Dresden Files novels by Jim Butcher
The Harry Potter novels by J. K. Rowling.
Fragments by James F. David
Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon
FlashForward by Robert J. Sawyer
Hunter by James Byron Huggins

Jean-Michel Basquiat by Richard Marshall
Jean Dubuffet: Towards an Alternate Reality by Jean Dubuffet and Mildred Glimcher
Howard Finster, Stranger from Another World, Man of Visions Now on This Earth by Howard Finster

On Writing by Stephen King
The Writer's Block by Jason Rekulak
The Write Brain Workbook by Bonnie Neubauer

The Bible
What's So Amazing about Grace by Philip Yancey
Dangerous Wonder by Mike Yaconelli
Imagine: A Vision for Christians in the Arts by Steve Turner
Following Jesus without Embarrassing God by Tony Campolo
Walk on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art by Madelaine L'Engle

Comics and Graphic Novels
Elfquest by Richard and Wendy Pini
Fantastic Four Visionaries Volumes 1 -4 by John Byrne
Essential X-Men Volumes 1 -2
Bloom County (all of them)


That's all I can think of right now. It seems to be a fairly lowbrow selection. Guess this is about all it would take to entertain a neanderthal like me. Of course, I would want to take along a few books I haven't read yet...say about several hundred. My wish lists at Amazon and the library go on for miles and miles. They don't make a boat big enough to get all the books I would want to take to an island. But you know, right about now, being on an island with nothing but books seems like such a grand idea. If that happens, I hope I don't break my glasses like that dude on that Twilight Zone episode. That would suck.

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