Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Book Meme Question #1

You are stuck inside Fahrenheit 451. Which book would you be?

This is the hardest question of the bunch, because you have to choose a book that is meaningful to you but has not been chosen by anyone else. In Fahrenheit 451, the "book people" pass their books down to their children and so on. My choice is An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser. It's an ungainly book, with a lurid story and a rather unsavory hero, but it is a thoroughly American story that appeals to me. I read this in high school and its impact has not faded. And since most of the kids in my class hated the book, I think it's a pretty safe bet that none of the other book people have chosen it.

Stay tuned for question #2...

5 comments:

lemming said...

Dear Mr. Spoon,

You and I were walking by the PO, when I confessed to you my great English major shame: I couldn't remember which it's (or its) was which.

"Lemming" quoth you, "do it with confidence and no one will ever know."

I like your choice of Dreiser.

TeacherRefPoet said...

Oooh! Spoon gave you bad advice!!! I catch the confident mistakes as well as the sheepish ones.

Professor Batty said...

...Dreiser is pretty dry, but very powerful if you get into it...A recurring theme in American life, Scott and Lacie Petersen could be an update on that story...

Immortal Beloved said...

I would be Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.

tommyspoon said...

That's a very sweet memory, Lemming, thank you. And I caught the typo, TRP, thank you.