Monday, April 18, 2011

I'll explain everything to the geeks

Day 08- An unpopular book you believe should be a Best-Seller

This challenge is indistinct. Does it mean currently unpopular or always? Or an unpopular book by a popular author? It could have been a best seller in the 1930s and would be relatively unpopular now. Although, vintage is in so it would be hip and then millions of people would be discussing it in coffee shops everywhere based solely on the indieness of it all.

I was originally going to blog 2 or 3 to illustrate how vague this was, but... eh. I started wiki-ing a few, and decided on this one solely because if you were a best-selling, you'd have a Wikipedia page, wouldn't you? (No, I did not mean 'Rachel Carson'.) I never really thought it was unpopular, mainly because I haunt the Orbit site/Facebook like anything, and it's filled with Rachel Aaron lovers... but then, it's completely possible to have a strong following and still be relatively unpopular with the general populace.

What I like about it: it's got a crazy plot, absolutely complex and multilayered but elegant, like those old taffeta and tulle dresses my mum used to make me wear when I was one:
Source: Shinyorb
 It's so witty without being painfully pun-like, or crass. The last time anything made me laugh this hard was the Shoebox Project, and I hung onto that for years. By the time you've stopped to take a breath, you're utterly immersed in this book. You get attached to the characters, to their naivety, their charm, their personas. You wince a little when something hurts the spirits. Just take my word for it when I say read these books.

I half-think the reason that this didn't take off as quickly was because the sequels followed the first one relatively quickly - I ordered the first one in August/September and received the last in November. There was no build up, no anticipation blanketing the air because there was no wait. I, personally, thought that was fantastic, but there you have it...

8. The Song That Changed Your Mind About Music

Dashboard Confessional - Vindicated

I was 12. I'm nerdy. Almost being a teen sucked. So, I wasn't the kind of person to break anyone's heart - hell, I was so busy reading books - that there's no way I would have known what heartbreak felt like. I guess too much Sweet Valley HighTamora Pierce angst went to my brain... you get the idea. Whatever it is, this song got me, and thus began the emo/indie phase of Archee's life. I could quote these songs like Snape quotes potions ingredients. Hell, if I knew drug names as well as I still know the lyrics, I would be set for life. 

1 comment:

  1. Whadda you mean? You did break a heart... but then he broke yours. *Read crappy nightclub corner in Nice* (At least I think it was Nice)