One book…

Stolen from Snooze.

1. One book that changed your life.

The Rutting Season by Brian Keene.  It didn’t quite change my life, but made me feel immortalized.  Which, to some degree, is even better.

2. One book you've read more than once.

Stephen King’s The Stand.   It is the quintessential end of the world book.

3. One book you'd want on a desert island.

Probably some survival book.  Yeah, shitty answer, but without that important Some Survival Book, I'll die within days.

4. One book that made you laugh.

Janet Evanovich’s “Stephanie Plum” series makes me laugh.  Yeah, it’s more than one book, but they are all comedic.

5. One book that made you cry.

The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum.  I’ve never felt so helpless reading a book.  I’d almost hand in my mancard for saying that, but if you haven’t read it, you can’t grasp the brutality. 

And the fact that it was based on a true story makes it worse.

6. One book that you wish had been written.

Richard Laymon’s next one.  And the one after that.   And the one after that.  RIP.

7. One book that you wish had never been written.

The Bible is a good one to start with.  Its various “interpretations” have caused this world more trouble than any other book.

8. One book you're currently reading.

I just started Bully by J.F. Gonzalez.

9. One book you've been meaning to read.

House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski.  I’ve picked it up three times, got halfway through, and just stopped.  I can’t understand why.  The book is good. 


I’ll tag everyone on this.  Like Snooze said, let me know if you do it.

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I think it’s so neat that you were immortalized in a book. I’m so enjoying reading everyone’s lists. I’m going to have to check out The Girl Next Door. Even though I hate crying.


Please, please read it.

I’ve yet to hear anyone say anything negative about the book, other that it’s draining and brutal and sad. But that’s what makes it good, in a “beat yourself up” sort of way.



Was “Girl Next Door” the one I bought for you?