Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tim's Favourite Books of all time (in no particular order)

My Five Bestest Books Ever

By Tim L West (age 47)

In no particular order, but the betterer ones to the top

These are the books I read and reread most often.

Magician by Raymond E Feist. Sweeping fantasy novel that spawned dozens of sequels. Enough of a mix of politics, magic and swash buckling to make you feel that this world could actually exist, but not so in depth to put you off.

The Magician's Nephew By C.S. Lewis. Chronologically the first Narnia book. But actually written sixth in the series. Did you know that? It came about because Roger Lancelyn Green asked Lewis what a lamppost was doing in the middle of a Narnian forest. Did you know that?

Waylander by David Gemmell. I was reading this when my first son was born, and that seemed to go alright. So I made sure I was reading it when my second son was born. It's actually a damn fine fantasy with lots of lovely blood-thirsty violence. Yum yum.

Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner. Really atmospheric children's novel, with the most claustrophobic underground escape sequence I have ever read. Ever.

The Antipope by Robert Rankin. The first and - arguably – the best of the Brentford saga. Introducing us to the wastrel heroes John Omally & Jim Pooley who might possibly save the world with a well aimed half brick. What fun.

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1 comment:

moo said...

Ooh, I second the Magician's Nephew, it was my fave of the Narnia books. Uncle Diggory still makes me shudder as I remember him.

The Weirdstone was also a fave; I have visited Alderley Edge, and it feels kind of Welsh to me, if you see what I mean, there is a certain remoteness about it, despite it now being not far at all from civilisation. Plus you get to photograph the sign that says "To the Edge" ;-)