Welcome back to 5 Books, where our writers and readers share the books they’d share with important people in their lives. Tonight’s post features Olivia, who has really great taste in books. (Like we expected anything else.) 1. Which book would you give to a potential significant other?
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry because I cannot imagine anybody not loving that.
2. Which book would you give to a high school senior?
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson, because teens can read it with the sort of enthusiasm that will be slowly dismantled throughout their mid-late twenties.
3. Which book would you give to your political representatives?
Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn so they can understand the real life consequences of authority.
4. Which book would you give to a former teacher?
News of a Kidnapping by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, because he is the king of distributing facts with the sort of narrative that hooks an audience.
5. Which book would you give to your best friend?
Still Life With Woodpecker by Tom Robbins, because it’s fun and silly like my best friend.