Six Degrees of Separation – Tomorrow and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow to The Last Banquet

Six Degrees of Separation is a meme hosted by Kate over at Books Are My Favourite and Best. It works like this: each month a book is chosen as a starting point and linked to six others to form a chain. A book doesn’t need to be connected to all the titles on the list, only to the one next to it in the chain.

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We’re starting with Gabrielle Zevin’s Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow which I’ve yet to read but I know it features a group of friends, all game developers.

As is Naomi Alderman whose debut, Disobedience, is about the bisexual daughter of an Orthodox rabbi who returns from New York to Hendon when he dies.

Pearl Abraham’s The Romance Reader is about a young woman who also flouted the rules of her Orthodox community, this time in a more subversive way as the title suggests.

In Miriam Toews’ A Complicated Kindness Nomi, a young Mennonite girl, yearns to break free from the strictures of her sect.

Nomi daydreams about meeting Lou Reed who turns up as an unlikely father figure to a sixteen-year-old lost boy in Michael Imperioli’s The Perfume Burnt His Eyes.

I’m linking by title to Patrick Süskind’s Perfume in which the murderer has a very highly developed sense of smell.

The main protagonist in Jonathan Grimwood’s The Last Banquet has a similarly acute sense of taste and will literally eat anything.

This month’s Six Degrees has taken me from creating virtual worlds to an eighteenth-century boy, first spotted relishing stag beetles. Part of the fun of this meme is comparing the very different routes other bloggers take from each month’s starting point. If you’re interested, you can follow it on Twitter with the hashtag #6Degrees, check out the links over at Kate’s blog or perhaps even join in.

23 thoughts on “Six Degrees of Separation – Tomorrow and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow to The Last Banquet”

  1. Though I haven’t read any of your choices they all seem so intriguing to me, like the murderer with a heightened sense of smell. So creative.

    Here is my post: #6Degrees

    Happy New Year.

      1. I’m sure I’ll get to it due to the “neighbors”. I have to say it’s funny to see a normal suburban house, albeit built out on a county road (bought second-hand) with an Amish buggy in the garage and a small barn out back for the horse! Of course they just use propane instead of electric to run the the stove, fridge & water heater lol Mennonites are pretty normal–drive, etc.

  2. Perfume is a book I’ve thought about reading many times but (perhaps it was images from the movie, though I haven’t seen it fully) I keep thinking it might be too creepy for me. But I am still thinking and to that list will add The Last Banquet!

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