Book lover: Paul Ego, comedian

Paul Ego is a comedian, radio host and star of TV3's 7 Days.
Paul Ego is a comedian, radio host and star of TV3's 7 Days.

The book I love most is ...

If we're talking thrillers then The Edmonds Cookery Book and if we're talking beautiful prose then One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish - "On his head, he had a hook, on his hook, he had a book, on his book was 'How to cook'. We saw him sit and try to cook, he took a look at the book on the hook. But a nook can't read so a nook can't cook, so what good to a nook is a hook cook book?" Dr Seuss was basically the Alison Holst of his day.

The book I'm reading right now is ...

How Music Works by David Byrne. It reminds me of a chunky school textbook but instead of it being on one of those tedious subjects like accountancy it's about something cool.

The book I'd like to read next is ...

Last week I got The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. Yes, I bought it for the title and even if that's the only part of it I read I'm sure it won't disappoint.

The book that changed me is ...

East Of Eden by John Steinbeck. I love a big sweeping family saga and this is in a league of its own.

The book I wish I'd never read is ...

50 Shades Of Grey ... I got all the way through it and I'm still no wiser as to what colour we should paint the bathroom.

Paul Ego and the 7 Days crew tour New Zealand this month with 7 Days - Live. Go to www.tv3.co.nz/7days for details.

- Herald on Sunday

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