Thursday, August 7, 2008

Booking Through Thursday


Are there any particular worlds in books where you’d like to live?

Or where you certainly would NOT want to live?

What about authors? If you were a character, who would you trust to write your life?

I don't read fantasy, so I can't think of any fantastical worlds. When I was little I probably would have answered "Narnia" though. Nowadays... I don't know. I read a lot about Stalinist Russia, and I wouldn't want to live there! Places like Rome and Paris are often portrayed as very romantic and chic- Proust's France is lovely- but that's too easy. I'm reading about 19th century Australia right now, all wild and developing, in a very exciting stage of development. There is something romantic about that kind of chaos and anarchy.

If I were a character I would want Margaret Atwood or A.S. Byatt to write my life- two women writers who I think really get women.

7 comments:

Smilingsal said...

I don't read fantasy either. Please visit my blog to see my answer.

Matt said...

Margaret Atwood creates this Republic of Gilead in The Handmaid's Tale. That's a freaky world to me. I included that in my answer. :)

jlshall said...

Yes, when I was a child I probably would have chosen Narnia or Wonderland as great places to live. Of course, now that I'm older and at least a little wiser, I can see those are two places to stay very far away from!

Book Zombie said...

I agree with Atwood, I believe she creates such realistic female characters - she includes all their flaws but in a way that adds to the character's personality.

Bluestocking said...

Boy did I want to live in Narnia when I was younger. How's it going Marie? I don't think I've seen you by my place recently.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I don't know; I never connected with Narnia the way others did. Weird.

But 19th century anywhere? I don't know that I'd want to live there, but dropping in for a visit and some observation would be cool. Neat pick.

Literary Feline said...

19th century Australia sounds like an interesting time to live. I haven't yet read anything by Margaret Atwood, but from her reputation alone I can see why you'd like her to write you into a book. :-)