Friday, 1 August 2014

DAMN I WISH I WROTE THAT - Part Two - Books

DAMN I WISH I WROTE THAT

Part Two - Books

In part one of - DAMN I WISH I WROTE THAT - I listed some of what in my opinion are the best TV shows or films that I've ever seen.

First I have to thank DJ - Jim Mitchell from Q107 for the idea for this blog post. Kim regularly has a spot on his radio show where he will play a song that he wishes he had written; therefore this blog is dedicated to things I wish I had written.  These are all pieces of writing that are just damn exquisite, eloquent and intriguing. As musicians are inspired by other musicians, these are the books that inspire me.

So in no particular order, here it is- DAMN I WISH I WROTE THAT -part 2

1.      THE THREE MUSKETEERS -1844, by Alexandre Dumas
2.      TARZAN OF THE APES - 1914, by Edgar Rice Burroughs
3.      CONAN - 1967, by Robert E. Howard, with l. Sprague De Camp & Lin Carter
4.      THE NAVIGATIONAL CHART -2004, by Arturo Perez Reverte
5.      THE CLUB DUMAS- 1993, by Arturo Perez Reverte
6.      THE SHADOW OF THE WIND - 2001, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
7.      THE HOBBITT - 1937, by J.R.R Tolkien
8.      THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, THE TWO TOWERS & THE RETURN OF THE KING by J.R.R Tolkien
9.      THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES -1902, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
10.   IN THE ELECTRIC MIST WITH THE CONFEDERATE DEAD -1993, by James Lee Burke
11.   FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD - 1874, by Thomas Hardy
12.   DUNE - 1965, by Frank Herbert
13.   I AM LEGEND -1954, by Richard Matheson

14.   LES MISERABLES - 1862, by Victor Hugo