Desert Island Books – Eric at THE IPC

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Well the next Bookworm Castaway has been set.  Check out Eric’s selections below.  Thank you Eric for taking the challenge.

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Here goes.

1. You have a choice of one complete series of books or three individual books.

While I would love to take the entire Book of the New Sun pentalogy (by Gene Wolfe), but I don’t think i could make it on just those alone, so I would bring The Urth of the New Sun. It’s one of my favorite books ever and the character of Severian kind of molded my growth into adulthood.


I would also bring along a copy of Mailman (J. Robert Lennon) – one of the best things I’ve read in YEARS – a story about a sociopathic American mail carrier – it’s touching and hilarious and sad all at the same time. Have you read this? Did he really try and eat his professor’s eyeball?? Highly recommended!!

I haven’t read this one, but it sounds interesting.  

 To finish this up I’d have to have a copy of The People of Paper by Salvador Plascencia – a very moving story of heartbreak and sadness that incorporates the characters and the author into the text. Very smart and well written.

2. Three CD’s you can’t live without – no greatest hits packages please.


AEnima by TOOL – this got me through some very hard times in my life….

 Garage Inc by Mettalica – some of my favorite classics covered by one of my favorite bands ever!

 A Momentary Lapse of Reason by Pink Floyd – ever song on this album is a transcendental beauty and could keep me at peace during long nights marooned on a desert island.

 3. Suntan Lotion or Sunglasses

 Totally sunglasses. I can work a nice tan and my eyes are getting old, so definitely some shades!