I saw lovely Lauren from Lauren and the Books start this series on her YouTube channel earlier in the year – she chats through 100 bookish conversation starters from the Lit Chat card pack. I think this is a brilliant idea – so I’m following along!
Lit chat # 2
What book/author do you associate most with your high school experience? Your college experience?
My answer has got to be popular political satirist George Orwell (real name Eric Arthur Blair). I discovered Orwell during my History degree and fell in love with his writing. And actually, I really enjoy both his works of fiction and non-fiction.
He is better known for 1984, published in 1949, which journeys through Orwell’s nightmare vision of a totalitarian, bureaucratic world and one poor stiff’s attempt to find individuality. I absolutely loved this! It totally appealed to my sci-fi nerdy side. I also really enjoyed Burmese Days, a novel set in the days of the British Empire, this book eloquently describes corruption and imperial bigotry.
I have a fair few of Orwell’s books on my TBR, and the goal is to read most of what he has written! That’s no mean feat, as he has published SO much including novels, essays, and articles.
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OMG I need those cards!
My answer for High School is definitely Thomas Harris. I read all the Hannibal books when I was in high school. I was that girl sitting by herself in the lunch room when I switched schools in the middle of 10th Grade, reading Red Dragon.
In college it was Chuck Palahnuik. I remember one of my projects for a design class was a typographic illustration using quotes from all of his books.
And now I read basically mostly romance novels because I finally realized they is nothing to be ashamed of 😛
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