It’s time for #6degrees. Start at the same place as other wonderful readers, add six books, and see where you end up.
If you’d told me a year ago that anything about Cormac McCarthy’s dystopian novel, The Road, would be even remotely relevant to real life in May 2020, I wouldn’t have believed you…. and yet, here we are.
The Road gets a mention in David Foster Wallace’s examination of global warming, The Uninhabitable Earth, when Wallace describes another book about climate existentialism as a cross between The Road and Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Between the World and Me is still on my TBR list, as is the latest by Coates, The Water Dancer.
The cover of The Water Dancer immediately reminded me of the cover of The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel A. van der Kolk.
To stop this chain taking a traumatic turn, my next link is on title words alone – The Body by Bill Bryson.
Hmmm… that was all rather grim! I wonder where other chains will go? Link up below or post your link in the comments section.
Next month (June 6, 2020), we’ll begin with Sally Rooney’s best seller (and now a TV series), Normal People.