Have you ever thought that if so and so were a dessert they would be an apple strudel?
I have devoted 6 blog posts in recent years to authors and the desserts they/their writing corresponds to. Here are some of the highlights.
Meyer is a young-adult fiction writer responsible for the vampire romance series Twilight.
Corresponding dessert: Sponge Cake
Rationale: It might look like a cake, feel like a cake and smell like a cake, but on taking a bite one realises it’s mostly just air.
Bret Easton Ellis
Easton Ellis is a master of social commentary. Much of his writing features vapid, soulless characters.
Corresponding dessert: Lemon Sorbet
Rationale: This cold, astringent dessert isn’t for everyone. I rather like it.
Brown has sold more than 200 million of his mystery/conspiracy novels.
Corresponding dessert: Ring-Shaped Donut
Rationale: These deep-fried treats are not only bad for the health, but they leave one feeling something’s missing.
English crime novelist Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time.
Corresponding dessert: Tunnock’s Teacake
Rationale: One has to first unwrap the packaging and then bite through the outer layer to reveal what lies beneath.
E. L. James
Erotica novelist E. L. James is one of the World’s best-selling authors.
Corresponding dessert: Cheesecake
Rationale: Many, including yours truly, are of the opinion that cheese and cake should not be mixed.
The intellectual Russian born Nabokov utilised an ornate prose style.
Corresponding dessert: Deconstructed S’more
Rationale: This sophisticated, deconstructed extravagance contains caramelised vanilla marshmallow, soft salted caramel and chocolate-coated cereal garnishes.
L. Ron Hubbard
The Scientology founder wrote numerous Sci-Fi and psychotherapy books.
Corresponding dessert: Waffle
Rationale: The content of Scientology’s doctrine.
Iconic Russian writer Tolstoy is best-remembered for his opuses Anna Karenina and War And Peace.
Corresponding dessert: Heavy Cake
Rationale: Heavy Cake is dense and requires a lot of chewing, but it tastes good.
Cultural criticism, controversy and obscenity were hallmarks of this volatile and violent author.
Corresponding dessert: Fruitcake
Chick lit/Thriller author Sheldon is the one of the best-selling authors of all time.
Corresponding dessert: Wafer
Rationale: With their primary ingredient being air, wafers won’t satisfy one’s hunger.