Thursday, November 21, 2013

NYMag: Six Writers on their Favorite Books

Via NYMag

For example, William Gibson lists the following titles:

  1. Tiger! Tiger! by Alfred Bester
  2. Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany
  3. Arslan by M.J. Engh
  4. The Crystal World by J.G. Ballard
  5. The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
  6. Pavane by Keith Roberts
  7. Random Acts of Senseless Violence by Jack Womack
  8. Great Work of Time by John Crowley
  9. Holy Fire by Bruce Sterling
  10. 334 by Thomas M. Disch

3 comments:

Tamayn Irraniah said...

So I'm going to have to dig into this quick and get back to you. Seriously, my English to read list is getting ridiculous!

Writer said...

Tamayn, are you reading most everything in French?? Envious! :)

Tamayn Irraniah said...

Well, it depends on what I'm reading. I read Kafka on the Shore in French, and that was incredible, and I read a book by Andreas Eschbach's Jesus Video in French. It's strange that I'm reading translations of books from one language in another that's not my native language. Usually when it's for fun that I'm reading, I stick to English. But for Murakami, I'm willing to read it in Azerbaijani if necessary!

So I can read in French, but I try to stick to English. I feel that if I read in French, I understand, but I'm not sure if I comprehend.