Who has infulenced me

Now not meaning to sound arrogant I tend not to be swayed in to what to read but there are a number of blogs I like for their ability to show me what is out there they are –

Arablit – A Cairo based blog gives me the latest news on books in arabic and books in arabic in translation a wonderful resource M.lynx that runs the blog really has her finger on the pulse of Arabic literature .

ANZ LIT LOVERS blog – Lisa has inspired me to look beyond the known names of Australian Literature ,either contemporary or classic ,I think in the next twelve months I will be trying some past Miles Franklin winners  that aren’t so well-known at moment .

COMPLETE REVIEW – this is my main inspiration for books the man behind this blog ,saloon ,magazine site is the most inspiring person for any one who loves books in translation with over 1000 books reviewed and regular info on the world of translation he puts my meager efforts in their place .

this is weds BBAW TASK ,IF YOUR NEW PLEASE SAY HI

CAN YOU READ THE BOOK IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE WRITER ?

The other day on twitter a German twitter friend Nachdufter (Tati) ask what I was reading I said Cat and mouse ,she  said she had a problem with grass and like his book ,but not the man so much .So a quick question on twitter last night and some great replies from Rachel and John brought up Marquez because of his views is unpopular in some latin american communities .Evelyn Waugh well he was a very strong and opinionated character .Dickens due to his disregard in real life to the poor and Nietzsche  who’s beyond good and evil I read but has had connections with fascism ,mainly to his sister promoting his book as a right-wing work .Now another I can think I ve read is Aleister Crowley whose novel the diary of a drug fiend  I read many years ago he was called the great beast and dabbled in the occult   .

SO HAVE YOU EVER READ A BOOK BY A WRITER YOU DON;T LIKE AS A PERSON ?

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