mark haddon is my modern-day literary genius.
i want to write like him.
go read, the curious incident of the dog in the night-time. it's a definite pull on your heart-strings kinda story. i simply love the way he writes. i've been trying to find an author that does that. hah. i think me and mr haddon should collaborate on a novel or something.
i have nothing much to write. so this entry will be all about authors that i read/admire/love and what have you. maybe you guys can grab me a book for my birthday? i lurp anyone who does that. heh. i'm easy. blergh. oh ya, you guys can even read some of the stuff i mention. that's if our taste in books are similar.
so yeah. let's start with my latest pick. franz kafka. anyone heard of him? well, i saw a photo of him and did a u-turn. i know. i'm that superficial. seriously, when i saw, 'amerika' i was totally interested. the most amazing part is kafka actually wrote the book about america without even being in america. he didn't even set foot on america. it's a whole lot of imagination, i tell ya.
i borrowed scott fitzgerald's 'this side of paradise' cause of scott. he's one of my fave. i'm just enthralled by the roaring 20's and the fitzgeralds basically epitomised that era. i want to be zelda. minus the mental illnesses, that is. maybe it's vulnerability. maybe it's 1920's hollywood. i just love it.
one of my latest great findings is jasper fforde. he's so wildly imaginative, i can't believe half of the stuff he wrote. it's crazy the things that he created in the thursday next series. i have no idea how to describe him. he's refreshing. very different from the norm. ideal for those who like to be transported. and i mean it literally. haha. he brings you to places never imagined. picture a mammoth stuck in a book. wild isn't it? he's a former journalist. that's even weirder.
i think there's a pattern here. the next author i'm going to talk about is also highly creative in his characters and plots. jostein gaarder, the author of sophie's world(a book that gave me the foundations on how i think and react today) is as imaginative. i'm hugely impressed by the knowledge he has. try reading sophie's world and you'll understand. it's filled with philosophy, philosophers. think socrates. aristotle anyone?
reading is pure delight.