September 27, 2010

Meme Monday: Memorable Book Moments

Filed under: Books, Memes — liberrydwarf @ 2:22 pm

As a follow-on to last week’s memorable movie moments: the 20 moments in books I’ve read which have stayed with me long after I’ve read them. (Note, most of these are about sex or death, which I don’t think says particularly healthy things about me as a person!) Not in any particular order, and with apologies for any spoilers…

  1. Arthur, Van Helsing and the gang “euthanize” Lucy (Dracula by Bram Stoker)
  2. The two little brothers go into the gas chamber (Charlotte Gray by Sebastian Faulks)
  3. Raistlin jumps through the Dark Queen’s portal to save his brother Caramon (Test of the Twins by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickmann)
  4. Georgette’s death (Last Exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby Jr.)
  5. Phedre in the Mahrkagir’s harem (Kushiel’s Avatar by Jacqueline Carey)
  6. Anita and Jean-Claude get together (The Killing Dance by Laurel K. Hamilton)
  7. The Red Wedding (A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin)
  8. “Lady Esmerelda Weatherwax” attends the opera (Maskerade by Terry Pratchett)
  9. Ending (The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis)
  10. Lord Azrael makes his sacrifice (The Golden Compass/Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman)
  11. Morpheus’ wake (The Wake by Neil Gaiman)
  12. Dumbledore’s death (Harry Potter and the Halfblood Prince by J.K. Rowling)
  13. Hammond’s death (Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton)
  14. Ellie and her friends are captured by the invaders (The Third Day, The Frost by John Marsden)
  15. The fight with the mountain lion (Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls)
  16. The Angel Islington (Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman)
  17. Phoebe & Joe on the shores of Quiddity together (Everville by Clive Barker)
  18. The Witches’ Convention (The Witches by Roald Dahl)
  19. Celia tells Martinez she likes him even without the suit (The Wonderful Ice-Cream Suit by Ray Bradbury)
  20. Holmes’ first analysis of Watson (A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle)

What do you think? And what would yours be?


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