Sunday, September 17, 2006

Who else should you be reading?

I have just, whilst trying to avoid writing my novel, found this great website at where you type in the name of a favourite author and the website will instantly generate the names of other authors read by people who like that author's books. It sounds a little dull, put like that - it's not, damn it! - but just go and try.

Personally, I think it's rather cool, especially the way the names sort of starburst and jiggle about on the page as they spread further and further away from the original named author. It's like a bomb going off and the bits flying everywhere. But in slow motion. And without hurting anyone. Hard to explain, better just go see what I mean - here's the link:

I'm not listed by the way. Sob.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I dunno Jane - I went onto the main parent site, where they say you can type in three authors you like and they'll tell you another. I typed in Brodsky, Auden, Simic, and got recommended to a scientific treatise called "Differential Diagnosis by Laboratory Medicine" by a Rudolf Pullmann!

The map bit was fun and kind of mesmerising.