Tuesday, 10 January 2012
Top 10 Tuesday: Dear Author, Please Write Another Book!
2. Neil Gaiman - it's been far too long since Mr. Gaiman has written anything for adults. The last novel was Anansi Boys, and Fragile Things in 2006, which is a short story collection. The most recent works are picture books. Can you hear me impatiently tapping my foot?
3. J.K. Rowling - apparently she'll start writing under a pseudonym? Hmm. Well, I guess after the success of Harry Potter, anything after that could be considered sub-par. Though I still think it's a risk worth taking, if you don't take Tales of Beedle the Bard into consideration (it was released while I was still working for Borders, and it was expected to be a tremendous success. Alas, it was not so.).
4. L. M. Montgomery - who could not love that Anne girl?
5. Homer - The Odyssey kicks butt! I still need to read The Iliad, but goodness, after I got the hang of the writing-style, I could not put The Odyssey down.
6. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - only because of The Little Prince. I haven't read any of his aviation books, and probably never will, but The Little Prince is so beautiful.
7. Arthur Golden - I guess after the whole lawsuit it's put him off writing? But still, Memoirs of a Geisha was an amazing book. It's a shame he hasn't written anything since.
And for the last 3 authors, no further explanations are necessary.
8. Lewis Carroll
9. Hans Christian Andersen
10. The Brothers Grimm