Thursday, June 7, 2007

Booking Through Thursday - Encore

Booking Through Thursday

Almost everyone can name at least one author that you would love just ONE more book from. Either because they’re dead, not being published any more, not writing more, not producing new work for whatever reason . . . or they’ve aged and aren’t writing to their old standards any more . . . For whatever reason, there just hasn’t been anything new (or worth reading) of theirs and isn’t likely to be.

If you could have just ONE more book from an author you love . . . a book that would be as good any of their best (while we’re dreaming) . . . something that would round out a series, or finish their last work, or just be something NEW . . . Who would the author be, and why? Jane Austen? Shakespeare? Laurie Colwin? Kurt Vonnegut?

Tough question! To only choose one......There are so many phenomenal authors that I had a hard time picking. However, I'm a HUGE Oscar Wilde fan. He was only 46 when he died and I know there was still a whole lot of kick left to him! After being imprisoned on charges of "gross indecency", his health wasn't very good and he was penniless. I would love to read more novels by Wilde. He was sharp, witty and snarky.....and I loved him for it. The Picture of Dorian Gray is one of my very favorites.

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Oscar Wilde


10 comments:

teabird said...

I recently reread (and wrote about) Dorian Gray on tea reads - I never tire of it. Yes, imagine what he could have done if he hadn't been persecuted?!

Chris said...

I just recently red my first Wilde for the Once Upon A Time challenge. It was his complete fairy tales and I loved them. I'll definitely be reading more. Tough question. I'll have to think about this one ;)

Nymeth said...

I've just answered this over at Rhinoa's blog, and I picked Anne Rice. Oscar Wilde is a great choice as well, though.

raidergirl3 said...

good choice. The Importance of Being Ernest was one of those plays I kept getting assigned in university. Luckily, I loved it.
He looks so, captivating? cahrismatic? in that picture. Thanks for putting it up too. I've got Dorian Gray on my summer list.

Alice Teh said...

Great choice! I've not read Wilde, but it's always in my To-Be-Read list. I'm trying to read as many classics as possible. Some are tough but I think nothing is impossible! :) Happy BTT...

CoversGirl said...

Oscar Wilde - I knew I'd overlook someone! The Picture of Dorian Gray is another of those books I keep meaning to reread.

Spot 1980 said...

That wild quote was fantastic. I have added it to my little collection of quotes that I love.

Though Wilde is obviuosly and amazing quote making machine.

Virginia said...

I'm currently reading a biography on Wilde...fascinating stuff! :) Linked to your blog from Kristen's! Happy Friday!

EnnaVic said...

I am so pleased to see Oscar Wilde as someone's choice. I thought about him after I posted my thoughts and was talking to my 3yo daughter about The Happy Prince last night. Have a good weekend :)

Kimmie said...

I've had "The Picture of Dorian Gray" for ages and haven't read it. I think I'll take it to work for the last day of Wanda's vacation.