Hi novel readers!

In this blog we can discuss the form and content of Mark Haddon's novel from 2003. Hopefully, we will have many creative an interesting discussions on our way towards a better understanding of the book.

Your personal opinions are very welcome here, but remember to be relevant and argue your points in an adult and proper manner. As a rule I (JT) will post questions and statements for you to answer and reflect upon, but you may also start your own discussions. If you do, remember to be relevant and serious.

Good luck!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Topic 8: Lists

Christopher loves lists. Make your personal top five list of some sort. Remember to briefly state why you chose this particular list. Top five could also be in a negative sense.


  1. List of the top 5 places I want to travel to:
    1. New York
    2. Paris
    3. Australia
    4. Dubai
    5. Berlin

    I chose this list because I love travelling, so I thought it would be a good idea to make a list of the places I want to visit

    1. This list is very much similar to my list of where I want to travel :)

  2. Good list, Thea, but why four cities and one country?

  3. List if the 5 top the attractions I want to visit:
    1. Acropolis of Athens
    2. Taj Mahal
    3. Machu Picchu
    4. Great wall of China
    5. Great barrier reef

    I chose this list beacuse I love to travel, and I tought it would be a god idea to visit some famouse attractions that I have heard alot positive things about.

    1. list of the 5 top attractions I want to visit**

  4. Top 5 of what I find annoying:

    1. Babies or children crying/screaming on public transports.
    2. Poor customer service. Such as grumpy cashiers. (This can ruin my whole day)
    3. People who have their mobile turned off when you need to get hold of them.
    4. People who cough and do not cover their mouths or eat with an open mouth.
    5. Small yapping dogs.

    1. Btw, I wrote this list to see if anyone agrees with me.

    2. I'm so agree with everything!

  5. Top 5 list of the broadway musicals I want to see.

    1. Phantome of the Opera
    2. Mathilda
    3. Mamma Mia
    4. Chicago
    5. Annie

    (should have been top 7)

  6. List of my top 5 children's television series:

    3.Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears
    4.Fraggle Rock
    5.Animals of Farthing Wood

    I chose this list because i still love to watch it, and reminisce back to the old days!

    1. Oh my god, I used to love the Animals of Farthing Wood! Noddy was also very good. Though I preferred Mumfie, Paddington Bear and The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends.

    2. I suppose i forgot to mention Mumfie, that was also a favortie. But i can't really remember Paddington Bear.

  7. top 5 television series:

    1. Beverly hills 90210
    2. One Tree Hill
    3. Pretty little liars
    4. Desperate housewives
    5. Greys anatomy

    I chose this list because I love to watch television series, especially after a long day at school. It relaxs me and gets my mind off of things going on in my life.

  8. My top five sports:

    1. Skiing, of course, it's just simply best in every possible way.

    2. Frisbee, as far as throwing a round disc goes, this sport is as genious as it is simple. (Yes, it is actually a sport: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultimate_(sport) )

    3. Athletics! One can mix and match just as one likes, and have a great time doing so whatever the choice.

    4. Lacrosse. The fast, fun and slightly fantastic of throwing and catching a ball with a net appeals to me.

    5. Surfing, an amazing-looking sport that, like lacrosse, is only at the bottom of the list because I haven't been able to extensively try it out yet.

    Excersising sports is the best way to spend any tiny amount of spare time one might have, and therefore I thought I'd introduce you to my favourite few time-passers.

  9. List of the top 5 car marks that I love:
    1) BMW
    2) Ferrari
    3) Aston Martin
    4) Lamborghini
    5) Porsche

    I chose this list, because I love cars and motor. Ever since I was a little boy I have loved cars, I used to by those small toy cars every time we went to the shop.

  10. Top 5 list of the broadway musicals I want to see.

    1. Phantome of the Opera
    2. Matilda
    3. Mamma Mia
    4. Chicago
    5. Annie

    (should have been top 7)

    I love musicals! About a few years ago I was on a vacation in New York and we saw the Broadway musical West Side Story. So I decided that someday, I will travel back to NY and see all the famous musicals, and those I just want to see.
    And that's why I did choose "My top 5 list of Broadway musicals I want to see.

  11. Top 5 deserts:

    1. Meringue cake with fresh strawberries.
    2. Brownies with ice cream.
    3. Oreo cake (or cookies with chocolate chips)
    4. Crème brulee
    5. Italian ice cream

    I chose to write this list, because I love to bake and I also love deserts. So I felt it naturally to write a list about this.

    1. I suppose you mean dessert and not desert, like in the landscape with the sand dunes :)

      Anyway, this list is pretty similar to my favorite desserts. But I would removed the meringue cake, and added the Italian dessert tiramisu!

  12. My top 5 list over things which I like and contains a lot of sugar.
    1. Chocolate cake
    2. Brownies
    3. Chocolate cookies
    4. Pavlova cake
    5. Oreo cake

    I chose this list because I love chocolate, especially in cakes, but pavlova cake and brownies are very tasty cakes too.

    1. Wow, a list of cakes Stian? I hadn't seen that coming.

  13. My top 5 fictional travel destinations
    1. Chocoland
    2. candytown
    3. IceCreamCity
    4. sugar couty
    5. milkshake village

    i have chosen this destinations because I like things that teast good and are sweet.

  14. Top 5 things I want to learn

    1. Surfing
    2. Speaking perfect french
    3. Walking in heals
    4. Making the the perfect pizza (stone oven Italian style)
    5. Getting up in the morning

    I chose these things because I really suck at them and this annoys me. Besides how cool wouldn't it be?

  15. My top 5 movies (not by order, because that is impossible):
    -Monsters, inc. (a childhood classic for me)
    -All Harry Potter movies
    -The Pirates of the Caribbean movies
    -The pianist

    I choose to make a list over some of the best movies I have ever watched, because I love movies and think everyone can learn much of a movie. Even a movie about a hopeless and sticky lovestory can have a deeper message.

  16. List of the top 5 things I would like to do before I die:
    1. Visit all the different continents of the world
    2. Do a parachute jump
    3. Travel to India with my best friend
    4. Write a book
    5. Taste the Norwegian dish “Smalahue”

  17. Here's a list over the 5 worst things people can say to me.
    1. "Ok."
    2. Bad arguments
    3. "Calm down." (Especially when I'm not even mad)
    4. ";)"
    5. "Sorry, there's no food left."

    I made this list so people know what they're not supposed to say in front of me. (Unless they want me to bite their toes.)

  18. 1. Pulsstep&mage
    2. Corestep
    3. Pilates
    4. Functional moves
    5. MRL

    I choose this particular list because I have recently started training at 3T, and I’m still testing the different classes there. There are so many options to choose between, and now I´m finally beginning to get an overview after six months. There are definitely classes I have tried that I never will go to again, but most of the classes are really good!

  19. A list of top 5 legendary football players.
    - Eric Cantona
    - Rudolf Völler
    - Roberto Rivelino
    - Pelé
    - Zinedine Zidane
    I chose this list because I love football.

  20. My top 5 worst feelings:

    1. the day after christmas
    2. meeting someone you really don't want to talk to
    3. being extremely hungry (this happens a lot)
    4. when you know you should do something, but you don't because it's boring
    5. the moment you realize you have lost your phone

    I basically made this list because there are so many things in life I like, but there are easier to make words out of the bad things. Art is a result of sadness, right? :)