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I tried to add this as a comment but the post disappeared so here it is.


You may have seen this already, but there's a shortie piece in Oprah's magazine (Feb 2006) called Books That Made a Difference to Hugh Laurie. He wrote a four paragraph blurb on what makes a book memorable for him, and then a paragraph or so on each of the six books he chose, which are:

1) The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck

2) Moby-Dick, by Herman Melville

3) The Spy Who Came In From the Cold, by John Le Carre

4) Darwin's Dangerous Idea, by Daniel C. Dennett

5) Catch-22, by Joseph Heller

6) The Code of the Woosters, by P. G. Wodehouse

Date: 2006-01-27 01:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saturn92103.livejournal.com
6) The Code of the Woosters, by P. G. Wodehouse

I remember reading a short interview with Laurie where he mentioned the dramatic influence of P.G. Wodehouse on the direction of his life.

Date: 2006-01-27 02:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] foxmonkey.livejournal.com
I remember reading a short interview with Laurie where he mentioned the dramatic influence of P.G. Wodehouse on the direction of his life.

He advises against drinking milk while reading this one. ;-)

Date: 2006-01-27 02:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] babygotbass.livejournal.com
Do you remember what he said Darwin's Dangerous Idea was about? I'm curious.

Date: 2006-01-27 02:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] foxmonkey.livejournal.com
Do you remember what he said Darwin's Dangerous Idea was about? I'm curious.

I've got it right here. Let me look...

You think you can grasp the magnitude of Darwin's leap and its implications for all human life and thought. And then Dennett shows you that you're only on the ground floor of a majestic skyscraper. Beautiful.

:-)

Date: 2006-01-27 03:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] demrepic.livejournal.com
With the exception of Moby Dick -- I never could read that whole book, I tended to fall asleep within page of "Call me Ismael." He has excellent taste in litature.

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