Booking Through Thursday #17 – Other Worlds

The questions posed this week are questions I’ve never really considered before and have therefore made me do some thinking back on books I’ve read and consider the books I enjoy reading.

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?

(This came to me when reviewing a Jonathan Carroll book – I’m not sure I’d like to live in the worlds of his books.)

The first two questions are the ones that have really caused me to think.  And I have to say that, and I do realize that this may sound a little creepy, I really like the fact that I don’t live in the world of the books that I read.  I really like the voyeuristic aspect of reading, peering into another’s life or another’s world.  But it’s more than and escape from my current reality, it’s a glimps into other possibilities.

With that being said I cannot think of a world that I’ve read about that I would want to live.  I enjoy the escape from the current reality but it’s not a world or “alternate reality” that I’d want to stay in.

The final question is one that was very interesting and made me think, if I could choose an author to write my current reality and know that justice was being done to my life I would have to say Douglas Coupland, a name that continually comes up on this blog.  His characters are all quirky and too often when I read his books I see bits of myself or friends looking back.  His books are a reflection of society as a while and I tend to see graces in characters that may not really deserve possession of such traits.

I’m really interested to see what others have said in responses to these question.  Happy Thursday!

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