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November 17, 2013
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The Proust Questionnaire – Book Edition

The Proust Questionnaire—Book Edition


1. Of these, your reading preference: fiction; nonfiction; poetry; drama:
2. Your favorite childhood book (or favorite childhood author):
Roald Dahl pre-teen, Stephen King in my teens.
3. Your favorite book character:
D.R. & Quinch
4. Your favorite book title (because you like the sound of it):
The Devil’s Alternative by Frederick Forsyth
5. A book you could never finish:
Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings
6. A book you will never start:
The Bible
7. If for some reason it turned out that you could save one and only one book from among those you own, which would it be:
By Reason of Insanity by Shane Stevens. Although it is back in print now, so..?
8. A book you should have read but haven’t:
The Tin Drum. I think I have two copies now.
9. The best “book as object” you own (how it looks over what it says):
Chip Kidd’s The Cheese Monkeys (although what is says is great too)
10. Your reading speed: very slow; slow; moderate; fast; very fast:
11. While you read, are you a note-taker? If yes, where do you record your notes:
Occasionally, margin.
12. Your most idiosyncratic reading habit:
Not being able to read a book I’ve been lent
13. The most expensive book you’ve ever bought (and, if you can remember, the price):
Probably a book on web development when I used to buy them (before Google)
14. If you could be any author:
A prolific one
15. If you are what you read, the book that best says who you are:
Hmm. In Milton Lumky Territory by PKD, or Neil Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon?
16. Your favorite writer of the gender opposite yours:
Patricia Cornwell
17. The last book you bought:
(Checks Kindle…) The Boys of ’67 by Andrew Weist
18. Your favorite place to purchase books:
Comic shop
19. The book you are currently reading:
11/22/63 by Stephen King
20. The book you will read next:
The Lone Survivor by Marcus Lutrell and Patrick Robinson
21. The current location of the book you will read next:
On my phone
22. Your favorite format for books: paper or pixels:
Paper for graphic novels, pixels for written word
23. If you could have written any book:
True Crime by Andrew Klaven
24. A book that was particularly meaningful to, or highly recommended by, an acquaintance of yours:
25. If you have the chance to plan it, the last book you’ll read:
101 Sexual Positions to Try Before You Die