Like This, Read That, Lists

Like This? Read That. A Top Ten List.

This weeks top ten list (as hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) is if you liked this “insert other form of media entertainment here”, read this corresponding book. In no particular order:
Read This 64010. If you like Wrong Turn (and I went on a rather remarkable first date to that lovely film), read Deliverance by James Dickey. Bloodthirsty hillbillies living in secluded Appalachia. Run (or paddle) faster.

09. If you like Deadwood, read The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt. Aside from the fact that they are both westerns, the language in both is hilarious.

08. If you like Sleepless in Seattle, read What Nora Knew. Nora was a smart lady. And I’ve always wanted to be able to peel an apple in one long string.

07. If you like Withnail & I, read Double Feature by Owen King. Two (immature) words: drinking games.

06. If you like Now and Then, read The Body by Stephen King. Summer adventures with friends and a mystery to solve (and avoiding the obvious choice of Stand by Me).

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05. If you like Clue, read The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. Who doesn’t like playing Clue? Or watching it for that matter. Colonel Mustard in the library with the revolver. And who killed Sam Westing?

04. If you like Adam, read The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. Even though The Rosie Project will be made into a movie probably sooner rather than later.

03. If you love a good mixtape (perhaps after a break-up?), read High Fidelity. “Is it wrong, wanting to be at home with your record collection? It’s not like collecting records is like collecting stamps, or beermats, or antique thimbles. There’s a whole world in here, a nicer, dirtier, more violent, more peaceful, more colorful, sleazier, more dangerous, more loving world than the world I live in; there is history, and geography, and poetry, and countless other things I should have studied at school, including music.”

No, no it’s not.

02. If you like The Addams Family, read The Rathbones by Janice Clark. I might have had a small phase where I wanted to be Wednesday Addams, I quite liked Mercy Rathbone too. If you like Charles Addams or Tim Burton – The Rathbones has a very Tim Burton feel – check out either one of these.

01. If you like Twin Peaks, read Leather Maiden by Joe R. Lansdale. Dead girls with deep, dark secrets in small towns with quippy dialogue.

What would you pair together?

Mixtape image found here.

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