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IT'S LATE AND I WOKE UP FROM MY DREAMS


From my lj friend cpmcdill:

Directions:
"Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you've read that will always stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes."

01. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
02. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
03. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert Pirsig
04. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
05. Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
06. Relativity - Albert Einstein
07. I Am Legend - Richard Matheson
08. The True Believer - Eric Hoffer
09. The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler
10. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
11. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
12. Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
13. The Maltese Falcon - Dashiel Hammett
14. Peter Pan - J.M. Barrie
15. 1984 - George Orwell

Thanks to a fellow dreamer and master punster ... CP.

We are what we are ... and what we might have been and want to be.

Do what you will or not.

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macabredelight
Jul. 16th, 2009 12:37 pm (UTC)
yay... I'll have to try this later today. :) I'm not reading as much as I should right now
mr_ed1966
Jul. 16th, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC)
My fine fifteen in no particular order:

1 Animal Farm - George Orwell
2 The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera
3 Walden - Henry David Thoreau
4 Young Men and Fire - Norman Maclean
5 Was - Geoff Ryman
6 The Road - Cormac McCarthy
7 Lipstick Traces - Greil Marcus
8 The Stand - Stephen King
9 Nobody's Fool - Richard Russo
10 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
11 Janus - Arthur Koestler
12 The Story of San Michele - Axel Munthe (you would really, enjoy this one, I think, if you haven't encountered it already)
13 Les Miserables, unabridged - Victor Hugo
14 On the Beach - Neil Shute
15 Lyrical Ballads - Wordsworth and Coleridge
metaphorsbwithu
Jul. 17th, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC)
No I haven't but he does sound like an interesting character. With his support of euthanasia, he sounds like he might fit right in as a Science Czar in the present administration. ;-)
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metaphorsbwithu
Jul. 17th, 2009 02:39 pm (UTC)
Last Man on Earth
It's a very slim book, about 100 pages, and might be hard to find at the library unless it's been re-released. I loved Matheson from his Twilight Zone days and found the book after seeing Vincent Price's The Last Man on Earth, which is a more faithful adaptation of the novella. Probably the creepiest book I ever read as a kid. Satisfying on several levels.
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metaphorsbwithu
Jul. 18th, 2009 04:03 am (UTC)
Re: Last Man on Earth
I Am Legend (The Last Man on Earth), Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and Who Goes There? (The Thing from Another World) were all stories/movies that represented the fears and anxieties of what was happening in the world in the post-WW II/ Cold War era, IMHO.

I have always found their themes fascinating and, not surprisingly, still relevant today. In fact, I have never so much related to the main characters, I think, as I do now.

I won't say anything else about I Am Legend except that I think you are in for a surprise.
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