Six Degrees of Separation: The French Lieutenant’s Woman to Angels and Demons

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Six Degrees of Separation is a monthly blog event hosted by Kate at booksaremyfavoriteandbest. It’s inspired by the 6 Degrees of Separation, a movie game where you attempt to connect actors in six movies or less. But we do it with books!

This month we’re starting with The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles.

Well, I’ve never read The French Lieutenant’s Woman20th century literature, ick. However, I read the synopsis on goodreads! It appears to feature a looooove triangle. Another classic novel featuring a love triangle is…

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen! *sigh* I love Sense and Sensibility. When I ranked my favorite Austen novels last year it came in second. Like my other favorite, Pride and Prejudice, it has a great sense of humor. The characters are so outrageous, I find myself laughing out loud the entire time. Another book with a great sense of humor is…

The Princess Bride by William Goldman. Can I be honest with you guys? I got all the way through the introduction and about a quarter of the way through the book before my high school lit elective burst my bubble and told me it wasn’t real. Who writes an introduction that isn’t real?!?!?! 

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But I love this book. I’ve read it like, three times. But as much as I love it, I love the movie even better. Goldman specializes in screenplays, and so it makes sense that his book would be even funnier when delivered by brilliant actors. Another movie I enjoyed better than the book is…

Stardust by Neil Gaiman. There’s so, so many reasons I love the movie more, but the primary one is Robert di Nero’s character, the cross-dressing Captain Shakespeare. Not that the book is bad, the movie is just… better. What I find really interesting about Stardust is that it’s a modern novel, but it’s written in an older style. It’s kind of a tribute to classic fantasies from the 60s and 70s. Another novel that’s a tribute to a classic is…

Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi. Now, this one is a lot more direct of a tribute, being a literal re-telling of a Sci-Fi novel Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper. If you like Scalzi novels, I highly recommend this one, it was a lot of fun and a little on the thought-provoking side. But it’s more of a page-turner than it is a masterpiece. In fact, in writing style it reminds me a lot of…

Angels & Demons by Dan Brown. Ah, good old Dan Brown. I still love Angels and Demons. I love the actual history and descriptions of art and symbolism mixed with the utter ridiculousness of the plot and conspiracy theories. This book will never not make me nostalgic.

So there you have it, The French Lieutenant’s Woman to Angels and Demons. 

I’ll bet nobody this month has a more random chain than THAT! Bahahahahaha.


12 thoughts on “Six Degrees of Separation: The French Lieutenant’s Woman to Angels and Demons

  1. Love the connections you made! I’ve not read french lieutenant’s woman yet- so I didn’t know that about the love triangle… can’t say that makes me want to rush out and read it 😉 I *love* Captain Shakespeare as well!! One of the best things about that movie- although honestly there are so many things I love about that film that I’d be here forever listing them!

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