EO'S: A Question of Character: A Life of John F. Kennedy by Thomas C. Reeves, Voltaire: A Life, by Ian Davidson, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human by Harold Bloom, Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times by Kenneth Whyte.
TPQ: Best book you have ever read?
EO'S: Unfair question! But if you were to stick a gun to my head and say answer the question: then I would say Manchild in the Promised Land by Claude Brown. Because it was the first book I read at 14 that was so unalike all the other books I had read by then. It let me know good books were not a chore and are out there to learn from. Many of which would not be on my school’s curriculum or yours.
TPQ: A must-read before you die?
EO'S: An Evening with Richard Nixon by Gore Vidal.
TPQ: A preference for fact or fiction?
TPQ: Favourite female author?
EO'S: Carol Angier who wrote The Double Bond: The Life of Primo Levi.
TPQ: Favourite male author?
EO'S: Tie: George Orwell (Homage to Catalonia) & Gore Vidal (United States Essays 1952-1993)
TPQ: First book you ever read?
|A Berlin Book Tower in memory of the Nazi book burning.|
TPQ: Favourite childhood author?
EO'S: Mark Twain.
TPQ: Any book you point blank refuse to read?
EO'S: The Book of Mormon.
TPQ: Any author you point blank refuse to read?
EO'S: Not really! But I’d be hard pressed to read Sean Hannity (assuming he actually writes his screeds).
EO'S: People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
TPQ: Last book you gave as a present?
EO'S: A picture book that proved the existence of God. I gave it to a heathen.
TPQ: Book you would most like to see turned into a movie?
EO'S: At this point I'd like to see a true-to-life movie about the young Herbert Hoover. Because his life from 1874 to 1919 was the stuff of legend. It’s hard to believe he was a disappointment as President of the United States from 1929-1933.
Eoghan - thanks for this. Some great detail there. A huge swathe of material also that I have not read. Got a laugh out of the picture book for a heathen - particularly when the penny dropped and it was me!! The Book of Mormon - think I will add that to my Never, Never, Never list!ReplyDelete
You're welcome and thanks for asking me. And if there is any way you could reproduce here the picture of Jesus in the toast you'd be sure to get a few converts or laughs!