Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Anders just asked for 12 desert island books, with no more than 10 minutes to think about it. I suppose if I was stranded on a desert island I would want some books I could get my teeth into, but also, things that would make me feel good; you know, something life-affirming; books that I love and feel connected to. They are not necessarily going to be the most erudite but there would need to be something thought provoking in there, and maybe something practical. So here they are:

Thomas Hardy - Far from the Madding Crowd
Jack Kerouac - On the Road
Nelson Mandela - The Long Walk to Freedom
Michael Ondaatje - The English Patient
Margaret Atwood - The Blind Assasin
Kira Salak - Four Corners
Simone de Beauvoir - The Second Sex
Jean Rhys - Wide Sargasso Sea
The Dalai Lama - Freedom in Exile
Sylvia Plath - Ariel
Ray Mears - Outdoor Survival Handbook
Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine


  1. Not sure my 12 are quite so erudite, but here goes:

    Primo Levi - Is this a Man
    John Steinbeck - East of Eden
    Tim Krabbé - The Rider
    George Orwell - Down and out in Paris and London
    Hunter S. Thompson - Fear and loathing in Las Vegas
    Franz Kafka - The Trial
    Douglas Coupland - Generation X
    Robert M. Pirsig - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
    Gustave Flaubert - Madame Bovary
    Jerome K. Jerome - Three men in a boat
    Evelyn Waugh - Scoop
    JG Ballard - High Rise

  2. 以簡單的行為愉悅他人的心靈,勝過千人低頭禱告。........................................

  3. 幸福是人人都要,又怎麼可能都歸你所有?要知道這世界幸福本來就不多........................................