What is the book that changed your life?
No book can change my life, it can only change my perception of life. For that I can safely say there are too plenty to take note of, but the ones I have listed as my favourites should have changed my perceptions somewhat.
What is the last book you didn’t bother finishing?
Right now, Mark Winegardner’s sequel to Mario Puzo’s The Godfather is hanging in limbo. I have no motivation to finish it, even after watching The Godfather I & II.
What is the best book you were forced to read at school?
I didn’t like it when I had to study for it, but when my teacher explained what happens in between the lines, I appreciated the beauty of Jack Schaefer’s Shane, a western story told in the eyes of a ten-year-old. I loved these short stories when I had to study them for literature, which is O. Henry’s The Last Leaf, Henry Slesar’s Examination Day and Rabindranath Tagore’s The Man From Kabul. Please read them for my sake. I think they’re so wonderfully crafted.
What is the best movie adaptation of a book?
Hands down, The Lord of the Rings trilogy. (Probably because I couldn’t finish the book.) I dare anyone to suggest anything better!
… Okay, The Godfather comes pretty close to it too.