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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Location, Location, Location


Top Ten Tuesday is an original bookish meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new top ten topic is posted for followers to write about. This week we are asked to list our Top Ten Most Vivid Book Worlds/Settings.  Here are mine...a day late.

1. The Hundred Acre Wood in the A. A. Milne books:  The house at Pooh Corner, the bridge where you can play "Pooh sticks," the honey tree, Rabbit's house and Pooh getting stuck there.....

2. River Heights: The home town of Nancy Drew--where everyone knows everyone and the bad guys ALWAYS lose.

3. Narnia in the books of C. S. Lewis: From the wardrobe entrance to the lamp post to the queen's sledge to the Stone Table to the castle.  

4. 221 B Baker Street: Home the world's most famous consulting detective.  The shag tobacco in the slipper; the correspondence fixed to the mantle with a knife; the violin; the deal table and equipment for experiments.....


5. The house and countryside in The Four Story Mistake by Elizabeth Enright.  I loved that book...and can still picture the house with the cupola on top (making the "fourth" story) and the pond where they swim under the willow tree and Rush getting stranded in the tree during storm.


6. Mars as depicted in Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles.   May not be accurate...but I vividly remember the stories set on the red planet.


7. The library in The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco.  And what a library!  I want it!


8. Arrakis, the desert planet in Dune by Frank Herbert.  The entire story is dependent upon the desert nature of the planet, the worms that live there, and the spice that is produced by the worms.


9.  The New York City of the 1930s-1950s as depicted by Frances & Richard Lockridge in their various mysteries (the North series in particular).  A NYC where a taxi is always waiting and you can always go round the corner to the Charles for a drink or for dinner.

10. Damiem:  a planet on the outer rim of the universe; inhabited by fairy-like creatures.  I haven't read this book in over twenty years (maybe thirty), but it always brings on beautiful images when I think about it.

 

6 comments:

LBC said...

A www Winnie the Pooh. Good answer. I've been to Baker Street for a little bit of literary tourism, my favorite.

Debbie Rodgers said...

OH! Somebody who knows the Melendys! I love that series, and the Four-Story Mistake was wonderful. I used to daydream about swimming in the brook with Rush & Randy.

Debbie Rodgers said...

And if you like NYC in the late 30s/early 40s - have you read the first in the Melendy trilogy The Saturdays?

Bev Hankins said...

@Debbid: Yes, I've read the other Melendy books...but I had no idea they existed until about two years ago. I read them then. For whatever reason, I grew up thinking Four-Story was a stand-alone book.

Ryan said...

I agree with so many of your choices.

Peggy Ann said...

I so want to read 'The Four Story Mistake' now!