It’s the first Saturday of the month so it’s time for 6 Degrees of Separation!
Here’s how it works: a book is chosen as a starting point by Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best and linked to six other books to form a chain. Readers and bloggers are invited to join in by creating their own ‘chain’ leading from the selected book.
Kate says: Books can be linked in obvious ways – for example, books by the same authors, from the same era or genre, or books with similar themes or settings. Or, you may choose to link them in more personal or esoteric ways: books you read on the same holiday, books given to you by a particular friend, books that remind you of a particular time in your life, or books you read for an online challenge. Join in by posting your own six degrees chain on your blog and adding the link in the comments section of each month’s post. You can also check out links to posts on Twitter using the hashtag #6Degrees
This month’s starting book is Murmur by Will Eaves, winner of the 2109 Wellcome Prize. Murmur is a book I haven’t read myself but you can find a fantastic review of it here by Susan at A Life in Books. To quote from her review, the book is about a man ‘undergoing chemical castration having been convicted of gross indecency. Although the man is given a different name, it’s clear Alan Turing’s is the experience that Eaves is imagining.’
It was the title of the book and the definition of the word ‘murmur’ (a softly spoken or almost inaudible utterance) that gave me inspiration to create a sound-related chain of increasing (excuse the pun) volume. Click on the book title to read the description on Goodreads or my review.
Whisper by Lynette Noni
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Cry by Helen Fitzgerald
The Shout & Other Stories by Robert Graves
Roar by Cecilia Ahern
Howl by Allen Ginsberg
So in this month’s chain we’ve gone from a murmur to a howl. Where did your chain take you?