My entire life, no one has asked me, not once, what my favourite book is.
Here are 25 that have helped to shape me.
Ways Of Seeing – John Berger
Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
Narnia series – C.S. Lewis
Catcher In The Rye – J.D. Salinger
To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee
The Glass Teat – Harlan Ellison
Joe Bob Goes To The Drive In – Joe Bob Briggs
Against Interpretation and Other Essays.- Susan Sontag
Watchmen – Alan Moore
Performing Rites – Simon Frith
The Go-Between – L.P. Hartley
Brighton Rock – Graham Greene
S.C.U.M. – Valerie Solanas
Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy – Douglas Adams
Mystery Train – Greil Marcus
Cider With Rosie – Laurie Lee
Places Where I’ve Done Time – William Saroyan
Mary Poppins – P.L. Travers
Ask – Paul Morley
The Beauty Myth – Naomi Wolf
Blondie – Lester Bangs
The Second Sex – Simone de Beauvoir
Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi
Peter Pan – J.M. Barrie
The Idiot – Fyodor Dostoevsky
And that’s it… wait. ‘Room At The Top’ by John Braine. I nicked a song title from that one.
And we’re out of here. Thank you for showing no interest.