This week I am pleased to introduce you to Adam, our newest MN Reads Reviewer. Adam’s a member in good standing of the illustrious Rock & Roll Bookclub (motto: Rock hard and ride free) and has the unique distinction of being married to my best friend Kari. Because things have been hopping around here lately, you might have already seen his review of Tick Tock or Under the Persimmon Tree. Now you get a chance to see what kind of books make Adam tick.
What book(s) are you currently reading?
I just got done reading Dean Koontz's Tick Tock. So as of right this minute I am not reading anything. I hope to start reading Under the Persimmon Tree in the next day or two (current book club selection).
Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character? Who?
Not that I recall, but Lara Croft seems pretty hot. I don't think she's in any books, but she's still fictional right?
If your favorite author came to Minnesota, who would it be and what bar would you take him/her to?
Favorite author you say?hmmmm?it depends on the day, but I really like John Case (The First Horseman, The Genesis Code, etc). In fact, John Case is a pseudonym for husband-and-wife writing team of Jim and Carolyn Hougan. Since it's a couple and not a single author I suppose maybe someplace low key like a Buffalo Wild Wings for a beer, some wings, and to shoot some darts.
What was your first favorite book?
I really didn't read a lot until recently, the last ten years or so, so I am not sure I have a long list of books to choose from. One book I thoroughly enjoyed is Dan Brown's Angels & Demons, and I will read it again one day. These are the types of book I like to read.
Let’s say Fahrenheit 451 comes to life, which book would you become in order to save it from annihilation?
I am sorry to say that I have not read Fahrenheit 451. It seems to me that there is some sort of big fire and all the books are burned? Maybe I would save it from itself. Can you do that or would it just start a never-ending cycle?
What is one book you haven’t read but want to read before you die?
See above. In high school I participated in Post Secondary Enrollment, which means my senior year I went to the local community college and got college and high school credit. Thus, I think I missed out on reading a lot of the “standard” fair that you read your senior year so there are a lot of classics that I need to get to sometime.
Editor’s note: Adam and I went to the same high school and regular senior “English” was some kind of bullshit class where you watched movies the entire year. I think they had to do some crazy video project at the end where they had to be some kind of “ism” or “ideology” or something like that. Meanwhile the suckers [read me] in honors English were slogging through the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, MacBeth, and The Illiad. So Adam, chances are you missed nothing.