Monday, September 11, 2006

Boudica, the dragon rider of Africa, thank you for the flashlight

I have always been a little weird. The reason being my pre-occupation with books in general and specific characters in particular.

I know a lot of folks who read, but I am yet to gather courage to ask them if they get the various characters mixed up in their heads like I do.

Maybe they do.
Maybe I have Alzheimer’s*.

I remember a lot of most stories. Never the author and almost never the name of the book though. And the lot I usually remember always end up being very similar to other characters in newer stories. I mean, they mi9ght not be the same characters, not even on the same side (of good and bad, duh!) but they have these certain traits that carry forward in stories from different folks, era and genre. Know what I mean? No? Forget it…

All the above apart, I also tend to get obsessive about some characters… like Boudica aka Breaca of the Boudica series by Manda Scott. Or Firedrake from The Dragon rider by Cornelia Funke and Sapphira from Eragon by Christopher Paolini, Taita from RiverGod by Wilbur Smith and Shanthi from the bearer of the reading light.

Ok, I no longer remember the point of this post.
And, Shanthi is not a character, she is Santa Claus in drag. And very pretty. And nicer. Santa never got me anything. Cheap bearded slave driver.

Lost the thread again.

Ps: Alzheimer's is a degenerative disease of the central nervous system characterized especially by premature senile mental deterioration.

Pps: You think? You really think … Hmmm…


Sri said...

what about the "character" who fixed it / made it operational... or the guy who invented it?....

Anonymous said...

it must be fun reading the same same stories over and over again and feeling happy everytime.


E said...

...that is if you can remember the shape of the letters and the meaning of the words grandma!

wormtongue said...

forget points of the post... aan de those books!! better not be like some crazy ebook okiee b-(
and oye... tera ym Id kya hai?? mera YM ka old id is a goner.. new one is pliss to be adding yeah...

and please can you undo this word verficiation thingie!! im having to type a 100 letter verificition of teenie weenie comment!!

Tinky Toinkers said...

Cannot undo word verification thingie cos else, popular girl that i am, i am stalked by evil compooter spammers.

Say, heard the last book @ ashok banker's series is out!