I've decided to start a new feature that will appear every Monday
I think the first question is an easy one, though I've found in the past that some people
And the question is
What is your all-time favorite book?
It can be your favorite childhood book, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, cookbook, coffee table book. Remember Kramer's coffee table book about coffee tables on Seinfeld? It could even be that book.
As a highbrow English major, my Numero Uno favorite book is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, with A Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man by James Joyce a close second and The Sound and The Fury by William Faulkner an even closer third.
Fitzgerald is so clean and perfect. Gatsby does not have a single wasted word, and the style if lyrical.
I also love everything Jane Austen wrote, some contemporary fiction, and lots of non-fiction that helps me learn my history. My favorite poets are Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath.
Now I hope you'll answer the question, too, or "Daddy, Daddy, you bastard, I'm through."
Infinities of love,