What's the title of your favourite book?

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20 Dec 2011, 10:52 am

Mine (apart from the Harry Potter series) is The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding. I think it encloses several metaphors which help create an almost perfect allegory of the Second World War. It's pessimistic, for it portrays human beings as naturally cruel and ruthless, but the way the words were woven to create such an outstanding plot made the book admirable and worth the Nobel Prize.

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20 Dec 2011, 1:48 pm

My two favorite books are "Albion's Seed" and "Culture of Critique". Both are about the culture and identity of Americans in particular, and Westerners in general. Both books put the lie to the Politically Correct idea that Western peoples are somehow uniquely evil, and hence not worthy of a culture or identity. Being of Western heritage doesn't make me bad anymore than being an aspie makes me bad. We're all individuals, and deserve to be treated as such.

I haven't read "Lord of the Flies", but I have it on my bookshelf. One of these days.....

Miss Acacia, you seem to be in better spirits than you were the last time I saw you posting. Feliz Navidad!



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20 Dec 2011, 1:55 pm

Dunnyveg wrote:
My two favorite books are "Albion's Seed" and "Culture of Critique". Both are about the culture and identity of Americans in particular, and Westerners in general. Both books put the lie to the Politically Correct idea that Western peoples are somehow uniquely evil, and hence not worthy of a culture or identity. Being of Western heritage doesn't make me bad anymore than being an aspie makes me bad. We're all individuals, and deserve to be treated as such.

I haven't read "Lord of the Flies", but I have it on my bookshelf. One of these days.....

Miss Acacia, you seem to be in better spirits than you were the last time I saw you posting. Feliz Navidad!


Yes, I'm better now. Thanks so much! :) Feliz Navidad a ti también, cariño! ^^



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20 Dec 2011, 3:31 pm

Only one book?

Beautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen is easily in my top ten all time favorite books. I admire the sad love story, the mystical spirituality woven through the words, the vivid imagery of imperfect people making their way through life and dreams.


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07 Jan 2012, 7:35 pm

Mine is the hot zone



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13 Jan 2012, 6:11 am

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13 Jan 2012, 8:46 am

It's between The Lord of the Rings ( I guess a trilogy can count as one book) and The Mists of Avalon, which is the King Arthur legend from the point of view of the women in the story.


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27 Mar 2012, 11:48 pm

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27 Mar 2012, 11:49 pm

Thirteenth wrote:
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My favorite is Ender's game, or possibly Ender's shadow


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27 Mar 2012, 11:53 pm

The Forever War. I read it over and over and over and enjoy it just as much every time.



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29 Mar 2012, 2:30 am

In This House of Brede by Rumor Godden.

Second favorite is The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley.


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29 Mar 2012, 2:43 am

Favourite fiction: House of Leaves.

Favourite non-fiction: The Blind Watchmaker.



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07 Mar 2017, 9:36 pm

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats-T.S. Eliot



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