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FQ1: Who is your one favorite author and why is their work so appealing to you?
Roald Dahl. Not really sure why. Just kinda silly in a lot of ways, and his grownups stories are kinda spooky too.

FQ2: What are your two favorite literary subjects and why is reading about them interesting to you?
I like reading about science stuff. Science fiction is pretty good too.

FQ3: What are your three favorite books and why are each of them special to you?

  1. Star Trek VI by J.M. Dillard - only book I ever read at least three times before the Harry Potter books. I like the character development and how I can picture the movie so well from it.
  2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling - my favourite of the Harry Potter books, and funnily enough the only one where the bad guy isn't specifically out to get Harry.
  3. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton - quite a bit better than the movie, it held me fascinated for the day and a half I sat down to read it, the moment I finished my mid-year exams in second year uni. It still has some of the fundamental flaws of the movie (like who'd leave a game park with three people manning it for an entire weekend??), but the book and the chain of events that surrounded it were fundamental to the very existence of this website, my job, my friends, this house, pretty much everything about my life at the moment is the way it is because of that book.

FQ Author: If you had to write a book, what genre of book would you pen (mystery, romance, science fiction, biography, etc.) and what would it be about?
Probably a science fiction story. Although the only book I've ever written (a project for Year 8 english) was mostly an adventure with a teenager and a couple of kids shipwrecked on a Pacific Island with bird smugglers.


Dave2 said:

Ah, but Harry didn't know that Sirius Black wasn't out to get him until the end! I think this is my favorite Harry Potter as well, although I haven't read Goblet or Phoenix (I'll wait for the movie or Cliff's Notes).

November 13, 2004 1:08 AM


Kirk said:

You'll wait for the movie?! Dave2 - you can't do that... the books are so much better - and there's absolutely no way they'll be able to cram all that stuff into a movie.

November 13, 2004 12:05 PM


kazza said:

Yah that's part of the reason I liked it so much. I'd never read such a good twist in a book before (remember I haven't read many books tho ;) )

Definitely recommend reading the books, but you may want to wait til after seeing the movies - you'll probably be less disappointed in the movie that way (which is the problem I had with Azkaban)

November 13, 2004 12:19 PM


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