Well, my dear friend Marina Sofia, who somehow finds time to write, has honoured this sinner of the very special Booker Award, and that seems to be particularly aimed at book lovers, and perhaps poets: indeed I am a book worm, if not totally immersed in fictional worlds… I have to say that among my fellow nominees I feel humble and perhaps not quite worthy – this being typical (male?) timidity… Thank you Marina, your blog is a haven of sanity and calm in this hectic world! You were nominated by Pat Wood, and I must thank you also for allowing me to discover Pat’s wonderful blog.
I order, I will list my five currently most favourited novels, admit to what I am reading now, and, finally, risk nominating five innocent book lovers I admire…
I wrote “currently favourites” which shows what an unstable book lover this blogger is! It is a fact that favourites do change in time, as one reads, re-reads, and discovers new horizons…
At present (restricting myself to novels I read in the English language only, in so specific order):
Thomas Pynchon, Gravity Rainbow
James Ellroy, The Cold Six Thousand
Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire
Stephen King, The Stand
Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood…
Currently reading: Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao…
As to my five nominees – trying hard not to nominate readers already in receipt!
Donna B. McNicol, who writes her life, and is the inventor of the marvellously named Napping Blogger Award!
John Lavan, wondrous poet and world observer… who does live in reality!
Louise Hastings, the Wings of Beauty and the Phases of the Moon
Diana Lee, who sees life through beautiful eyes
Ash N. Finn, writer and survivor, a friend from Dublin.