Desert Island Books (Apologies to Roy Plumley)
Just to lighten things up a bit..
You are on a desert island.
You get one copy of the Bible/Koran/Vedas/Upanishads/
Manusmriti/holy book of your choice.
You may also bring 5 books, one music album and one luxury item.
What are they and why?
To kick off;
Double Indemnity - James M Cain.
The best story about a dangerous woman and an infatuated man period. Love the whole genre and period.
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte.
Incredibly modern it its underlying message and brilliantly told. Makes me feel good.
Portnoy's Complaint - Philip Roth
Very, very funny and explicit. Because I will need a laugh on my lonely island.
The Old Man and The Sea - Ernest Hemingway.
Brilliant despite the religious undertone. When I complain too much this book will make me humble.
Starman Jones - Robert Heinlein
Young adventurer seeks the stars. As a teenager this completely enthralled me. It will remind me of being young.
Beatles - White Album
It's just impossible to pick one really but I love this for its varied tracks.
Luxury Item - Pen & paper what else!