Sunday, August 21, 2005

What Book Are You?

I got this quiz from So-Cal Mom. Which book are you?

You're Siddhartha!

by Hermann Hesse

You simply don't know what to believe, but you're willing to try anything once. Western values, Eastern values, hedonism and minimalism, you've spent some time in every camp. But you still don't have any idea what camp you belong in. This makes you an individualist of the highest order, but also really lonely. It's time to chill out under a tree. And realize that at least you believe in fairies.

Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.


marie b. said...

"You're The Guns of August!
by Barbara Tuchman
Though you're interested in war, what you really want to know is what causes war. You're out to expose imperialism, militarism, and nationalism for what they really are.
Nevertheless, you're always living in the past and have a hard time dealing with what's going on today. You're also far more focused on Europe than anywhere else in the world. A fitting motto for you might be "Guns do kill, but so can diplomats.""

that's scarily accurate.

Susan in St. Paul said...

You're A Prayer for Owen Meany!
by John Irving
Despite humble and perhaps literally small beginnings, you inspire faith in almost everyone you know. You are an agent of higher powers, and you manifest this fact in mysterious and loud ways. A sense of destiny pervades your every waking moment, and you prepare with great detail for destiny fulfilled. When you speak, IT SOUNDS LIKE THIS!

I am not sure I want to be a John Irving novel.

Zina said...

You're Catch-22!
by Joseph Heller
Incredibly witty and funny, you have a taste for irony in all that you see. It seems that life has put you in perpetually untenable situations, and your sense of humor is all that gets you through them. These experiences have also made you an ardent pacifist, though you present your message with tongue sewn into cheek. You could coin a phrase that replaces the word "paradox" for millions of people.

HUH? Maybe I should read this book.

Ed Abbey said...

You're Loosely Based!
by Storey Clayton
While most people haven't heard of you, you're a really good and interesting person. Rather clever and witty, you crack a lot of jokes about the world around you. You do have a serious side, however, where your interest covers the homeless and the inequalities of society. You're good at bringing people together, but they keep asking you what your name means.

I could think of worse descriptions to be labeled under.

Dr. Fil said...

I love that quiz!

Dr. Fil

OldHorsetailSnake said...

I am the same book as you, Laurie. But that's not right, because you're a girl and I'm a boy. So one of us has to be something else -- Ivanhoe or Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.

Jack said...

You're The Catcher in the Rye!
by J.D. Salinger
You are surrounded by phonies, and boy are you sick of them! In an ongoing struggle to search for a land without phonies, you end up running away from everything, from school to consequences. In this process, you reveal that many people in your life have suffered torments and all you really want to do is catch them as they fall. Perhaps using a baseball mitt. Your biggest fans are infamous psychotics.

Jack said...

Did I mention how happy I am to have you as my biggest fan?

Laurie said...

Marie - Strange isn't it?

Susan - Who would want to be a John Irving novel? However, the description was kind of nice.

Zina - I thought that fit you, but I haven't talked to you in a while. I haven't read the book but the movie was sure weird.

Ed - From knowing you from your blog, this one seemed to fit you.

Dr. Fil - I thought it was great, too.

Old Horsetail - Perhaps Sid is androgynous?

Wang Chi - A certain bar in Luckenbach comes to mind...for running away, that is.

Wang Chi (part deux) - And when the authorities finally catch up with me, whom shall I say taught me about weaponry?

Lorna said...

You KNOW I'm Siddhartha. what else could I be?

Laurie said...

Lorna - Me and you and Old Horsetail! That just feels right.

Bonnie Ransonette said...

You're Watership Down by Richard Adams
Though many think of you as a bit young, even childish, you're
actually incredibly deep and complex. You show people the need to rethink their assumptions, and confront them on everything from how they think to where they
build their houses. You might be one of the greatest people of all time. You'd be recognized as such if you weren't always talking about talking rabbits

Laurie said...

Bonnie - I think it fits. Very appropriate for the youngest in the family.