Which Book Would You Want To Live In?

Last week, Nathan asked that question, and quite a number of people mentioned The Lord of the Rings, the Chronicles of Narnia and Harry Potter. Two other authors, Erika and Beth, mentioned Outlander, but they both wanted to steal Jamie from Claire.

Those books would be some of my knee jerk reactions, too, as well as the books of Susan Cooper and Madeleine l'Engle, among others. I think the world of Outlander would be much more fun if I was friends with Jamie and Claire both, instead of risking my life trying to separate them.

Then I got to thinking. I'm not sure I'd enter any of these books without setting some conditions. Hobbiton would be a grand place to live, and Narnia might be fun, depending on which age you jumped into. But Hogwarts while the Death Eaters are loose? You'd have to know beforehand which time you were going to and whether you'd be a main character...

On the other hand, where's the fun without a bit of risk? If it was just to visit, it would be exciting to be whisked into any of these books, at any moment in their timelines.

Of course, I wouldn't say no to a nice pub in 1930s Yorkshire with James Herriott, either.

Comments

AYDIN ÖRSTAN said…
>On the other hand, where's the fun without a bit of risk?

Of course, but you decided not to go with me on a hike that day in Ilgaz Mtns after people warned us about the slight possibility of running into bears.

I can't think of a book I would like to live in permanently or temporarily. Then again, I don't read fiction very often.
Deniz Bevan said…
Ha ha! Well, I guess I wasn't in risk mode at the time... If they hadn't said anything, I never would have thought of it...

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