Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Just the best book ever

It's book recommendation time!

"Oh boy!" You cry, and rub your hands together gleefully.

But no, you have misunderstood. You are recommending to me!

I'm going on a long trip soon. I can fit one book into the small pack that will be all of my belongings for five weeks. I'm just asking you for the name of one perfect book.

C'mon, it's easy. I recommend all the time. You just have to pay attention to the parameters, and you have to know a lot of books. Because you read Grade A literature like clerkmanifesto you are clearly an aesthete and surely know a library's worth of books. I just need one recommendation out of all of those from you, one small recommendation of any book, so long as it falls within the following simple and minor guidelines.

1. You must love the book more than life itself and be willing to stake your honor, reputation, and your very soul on the extraordinary quality of said book.

2. I can't have read it or started it before. Fairly speaking your responsibility here is limited.

3. It should be breezy, light, clever, fascinating, riveting, and utterly engaging as befits a book to be read in transit at complex intervals.

4. You should reasonably have cause to suspect I would feel the same way about this book as you do.

And that's it. Fiction, non fiction, mystery, travel, romantic comedy, memoir, I don't care. Follow my four simple rules, then leave your one, perfect, amazing suggestion in the comments below. I don't even need an explanation or sales pitch, just the title and author and that's it!

Oh, wait, there was one more thing: Thank you.

This is going to be so great. And allow me to just say ahead of time about your suggestion: Wow, that was by far the greatest book I have ever read in my life!


  1. What? No suggestions yet? I have none to offer regretfully but I am very curious about what titles will appear here.

    1. Well sure, I'm excited too. But in the mean time isn't it pretty here with the wind in the tall grass and the sound of crickets as the moon rises?

  2. A House for Mr. Biswas


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