Thursday, June 11, 2009

My Fab Four

Todd Mason tagged me with this, and since I got Kevin Wignall out of my hands, I decided I'd try.

Four Movies You Can See Over and Over
Steven Spielberg: Duel (USA 1971)
Orson Welles: Touch of Evil (USA 1958)
Andrei Tarkovsky: The Mirror (Soviet Union 1975)
Quentin Tarantino: Reservoir Dogs (USA 1992)
bubbling under: The Red Circle by Jean-Pierre Melville

Four Places You Have Lived (all in Finland)
Turku (and that's all)

Four TV Shows You Love to Watch
Twin Peaks
The Wire
Monty Python

Four Places You Have Been on a Vacation
Berlin, Germany
Cyprus (forgot what the town was called)
Nordkapp, Norway (for a brief moment, it's a long story)
Säkylä, Finland

Four of Your Favorite Foods
Pasta with tomato sauce and aubergine
Pasta with garlic, rosemary and chick beans in olive oil
My special brand of oatmeal with raisins, almonds and pineapple, mixed with yoghurt
Halva with vanilla (especially mixed with ice cream)

Four Websites You Visit Daily
The Finnish National Library's database
the Finnish Elonet movie database

Four Places You Would Rather Be
Right now? Maybe reading on a sofa or watching a movie and soon I will be. And then... nah, I'll stick with this.

Four Things You Hope to Do Before You Die
Publish a novel
Publish a novel
Publish a novel
Make my kids grow up decent, but also a bit bohemian and weirdish

Four Novels You Wish You Were Reading for the First Time (this question makes actually not much sense, because there are at least three ways to go about this: one, I could now get more out of a book if I were to read it now, with my adult understanding of themes and style; two, it's about a feeling of awe of how a writer has built the narrative and I don't as yet know I'm about to be tricked and fooled; three, I've forgotten a book so much that it's like I'm reading it now for the first time - so which should I go for? I think my choices have to do with the second option)
Richard Matheson: I Am Legend
Paul Auster: Music of Chance (or perhaps Leviathan, or perhaps City of Glass)
Kevin Wignall: Who Is Conrad Hirst?
Scott Phillips: The Ice Harvest
bubbling under: Fredric Brown: The Far Cry
bubbling under, No. 2: Alan Moore - Eddie Campbell: From Hell (from start to finish in one sitting; and I think I've done this once)
(and by the way, there are lots of books I'll be reading for the first time, since I haven't read them yet!)

Tag Four People You Believe Will Respond
No, I won't. These things move with enough speed as it is.


pattinase (abbott) said...

oh, I should have put THE MUSIC OF CHANCE. What a brilliant novel; it made me feel like buying ten copies and disseminating it.

Todd Mason said...

I was tempted to mention four books I've been meaning to read, but haven't yet.

Might yet.

Thanks for sharing, Juri!

(Verification: computr...I think they're trying to be memorable these days.)

Juri said...

Patti: I remember reading Music of Chance and Leviathan both in a train. Music of Chance is slightly longer and I had to wait to get back home to finish it, but Leviathan took me just two hours, the length of the train ride.

Todd: there will be a book about those verification words... I'm collecting them with a friend of mine and he got two others to collect them. It will be a Lulu-based book. Conceptual poetry or some such.