What books do you try and force on friends and strangers?
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Since I mentioned it in another thread. I find there are certain books or authors that come up for me again and again when I am telling a friend or sometimes a stranger to read them.
This is probably a partial list at best but I thought we could share a few
The Little Bookroom
An African in Greenland
The Summer Book
The Whole Finn Family Moomintroll series also by Tove Jansson
All Passion Spent
Books by Joan Aiken, who I think is unjustly neglected,(Generally The Wolve Chronicles or now The Serial Garden)
Cold Comfort Farm
The Facts of Winter
I must admit that my efforts to get people to read certain books have not fared too well - except with one friend. I might be able to convince her to read The Invention of Morel since she could read it in the original language. Also, The Facts of Winter looks pretty interesting - I'll have to keep an eye out for that one.
None. I might suggest a book that I think a particular individual would like, but I would never "force" a book on someone.
Ah yes lilith. Perhaps force is too strong a word but I do find that there will be a week when I seem to recommend the same book in many separate conversations.
DieFledermaus, The Invention of Morel has been in the back of my mind so perhaps I will move it up the list.
NYRBs I would recommend (and have recommended).
Life and Fate by Vassily Grossman
The Case of Comrade Tulayev by Victor Serge
Unforgiving Years by Victor Serge
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy
Troubles by J. G. Farrell
A Month in the Country by J. L. Carr
Varieties of Exile by Mavis Gallant
A High Wind in Jamaica and In Hazard by Richard Hughes
A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water by Patrick Leigh Fermor
The Go-Between by L.P. Hartley
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