#1 By: Cory Doctorow, August 17th, 2013 01:02
#2 By: Joe Agora, August 17th, 2013 01:58
Why did you pick the snippet that makes you sound insufferable?
#3 By: Fang Xianfu, August 17th, 2013 04:31
Yes, it works much better in the full context of the answer than on its own.
I actually quite liked the stubborn insistence not to just crap out an answer to their rather inane questions - like I'm sure some people have for them - but to actually answer them honestly.
Also I'm buying Pinkwater books as we speak, so the piece definitely accomplished something!
#4 By: Tanya, August 17th, 2013 16:37
Oh, no, no, that answer was inspired. It would be insufferable if he were insincere.
#5 By: WolfgangSchlte1, August 18th, 2013 06:00
i guess there are people who faked having read the Bible or Joyce.
#6 By: samsa, August 18th, 2013 16:00
The interviewer asked some fun questions and you gave insufferably precious answers. Why can't you just pick 5 authors you like? Man. OH WHO CAN CHOSE.
#7 By: Gunners, August 19th, 2013 11:02
I'm answering these questions to encourage other commenters to do the same. Don't like Doctorow's answers? Please share your own.
On your nightstand now:
Trades 1 and 2 from the Mighty Thor by Fraction and Coipel.
Favorite book when you were a child:
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Then I found the Hitchhiker’s Guide trilogy.
Your top five authors:
Deb Olin Unferth, Neil Gaimen, Douglas Adams, Nick Bantock, and Siân Rees.
Book you've faked reading:
Faked as in pretended to finish? Great Expectations and The Great Gatsby. Neither made me feel anything but bored.
Book you are an evangelist for:
The Laughing Sutra by Mark Salzman.
Book you've bought for the cover:
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt, and it was totally worth the gamble.
Book that changed your life:
The Search for Delicious by Natalie Babbitt. That was the first chapter book I had ever read.
Favorite line from a book:
“And there was also a large horse.” Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams.
Book you most want to read again for the first time:
Neverwhere by Neil Gaimen.
#8 By: Cory Doctorow, August 22nd, 2013 01:02
This topic was automatically closed after 5 days. New replies are no longer allowed.