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Steven Saylor: Bibliofile
Which book are you reading now?
In September, the Light Changes: The Short Stories of Andrew Holleran
Who is your favourite novelist?
Where is your favourite place to read?
The hammock in my garden
Which contemporary author do you most admire?
What is your favourite quotation?
Flaubert: Be regular and bourgeois in your habits, so that you may be wild and profligate in your writing.
What is your favourite poem?
Peter Quince at the Clavier by Wallace Stevens
What is your favourite play?
Edward Albees Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
What is the first book you can remember reading?
The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss
Do you have a comfort book that you reread?
The King of Elflands Daughter by Lord Dunsany
What is the funniest book you have read?
Aldous Huxleys Antic Hay
What is the saddest book you have read?
The Beauty of Men by Andrew Holleran
And the most erotic?
Justine by Lawrence Durrell
What is the most difficult book you have read?
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Name three desert island choices
Clarissa by Samuel Richardson; The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien and Plinys Natural History
Who is your favourite character?
What is your most overrated book?
Anything by Phillip K Dick
With which character would you most like to have an affair?
Gore Vidals Myra Breckenridge
Which book would you like to see filmed?
The Lord of the Rings (with all the new technology)
Which book should have a sequel?
Maurice by E.M. Forster
Which school text did you most enjoy?
The Good Earth by Pearl Buck
Which book changed your life?
The Penguin edition of Ciceros Murder Trials, translated by Michael Grant
Which book would you make compulsory reading?
Animal Farm by George Orwell