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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Booking Through Thursday

This Week's Question

Suggested by Miko

Are there any particular worlds in books where you’d like to live?

Or where you certainly would NOT want to live?

What about authors? If you were a character, who would you trust to write your life?


I can tell you a couple of worlds I wouldn't want to live in. Off the top of my head, the future predicted by World War Z (my review here). The world of Children of Men. Or The Handmaid's Tale (my review). (They're all science fictiony distopias of one sort or another).

Okay so I've answered the opposite direction. Now for worlds I'd like to live in. First of the top of my head is Hogwarts, I mean c'mon, who's read the books and not wished they were secretly wizards instead of muggles? Really?

I had a long desire growing up to join Starfleet when I grew up... surely by that time, we'd have Starfleet, right? Yeah.

And of course if I had the chance to visit Middle Earth (pre-every-character-dying-or-leaving-Middle-Earth) I'd so jump at the chance. Elves, hobbits, dragons? Although I heard there was something about this one ring...

The last one coming to mind is the Wrinkle in Time books. I'd so love to travel the galaxy by tesseracting, meeting strange bag ladies who happen to be former stars (of the gaseous variety), battle evil across space and time, and make friends with aliens who have wonderful names like Aunt Beast. This wonderful essay/review of A Wrinkle in Time pretty much sums up what's to love in this series. And if you haven't read any of the books, shame on you. You really should, because you'll like them. I guarentee it.

How about you? Which book-created worlds have captivated your imagination?

1 comment:

Smilingsal said...

I would not want to be a wizard in Harry Potter's world. I'm way too wimpy.