Over at one of the Yahoo Groups that I belong to, a member mentioned the Woody Allen short story The Kugelmass Episode, which is about a bored middle age Jewish man who finds that through a magic cabinet he can enter the world of any book, play or short story. He ends up having an affair with Madame Bovary and various complications ensue. The club member was bringing up the story to ask the hypothetical and fun question, if you could get access to the magic cabinet, what book or story would you enter?
Now I had to give that some thought. If I jumped into a Conan story I'd probably just get killed, so I didn't think that was a good idea. Same thing with most fantasy and SF. I finally decided that I'd leap into one of the Sherlock Holmes stories, probably the Six Napoleons, so I could join Holmes and Watson in dashing around Victorian London in search of a dangerous killer and a stolen treasure. Of course Holmes would be suspicious of me because he would deduce that there was something odd about me but he wouldn't be able to figure out what it was. Actually that might make a good story itself. Hmmm.
Anyway, I'm extending the question to the book lovers among you. If you could enter any piece of fiction, what would it be? I'd stay clear of Madame Bovary though if I were you.