1. One book that changed your life?
D’Aulaires Book of Greek Myths, read at that critical juncture when I was deciding whether to become a video game geek or a history geek.
2. One book that you have read more than once?
3. One book you would want on a desert island?
Ship Construction by David J. Eyres.
4. One book that made you cry?
I’m pretty sure Hiroshima did that.
5. One book that made you laugh?
The Iron Dream, Norman Spinrad’s double-what if classic. (What if Hitler had moved to America after the Beer Hall putsch? And what if he wrote a sci-fi novel?)
6. One book you wish had been written?
This is an odd question; again, as a geek I want to hypothesize some book that would have prevented the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand or something. Actually, that’s not a bad answer. How To Dodge Bombs When People Throw Them At You (Klaus Rolfandenbaumen, 1913).
7. One book you wish had never been written?
There’s no book I wish had never been written.
8. One book you are reading currently?
Peter Guralnick’s Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley.
9. One book you have been meaning to read?
The Decline of the West. I mean, even Darby Crash read it.
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