Emma Thomson’s Book that made a difference
Emma Thomson has expressed feeling of gratitude towards the books. She is reading books from childhood and nurtured her thought by reading book. Oprah Winfray asks her to tell top ten books from her list of reading. Following is the top ten lists by her.
In Her words
“When I got the directive to choose seven books, I practically had a nervous breakdown. I’m an addictive reader, and I just couldn’t manage to limit myself. Finally, I thought to attach each selection to a particular time in my life. Even though I’m not 49 yet, I did seven lots of seven. I tend to think things go in sevens in life anyway—don’t they say Saturn returns at the age of 28? Not that I’m particularly into astrology, but seven-year turnarounds do seem to be very powerful. It was interesting, actually, to examine what books fell into what period of my life—when I was most obsessed with story, and when I was most obsessed with nonfiction.
I think books are like people, in the sense that they’ll turn up in your life when you most need them. After my father died, the book that sort of saved my life was Gabriel García Márquez’s novel One Hundred Years of Solitude. Because of that experience, I firmly believe there are books whose greatness actually enables you to live, to do something.
And sometimes, human beings need story and narrative more than they need nourishment and food.”
1. The Tale of Mr. Tod by Beatrix Potter
2. The valley of Fear by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
3. Naked Lunch By William S. Burroughs
4. Three Guineas By Viginia Woolf
5. Season of Blood By Fergal Keane
6. Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall By Spike Milligan
7. The Vintner’s Luck By Elizabeth Knox
8. One Hundred Years of Solitude