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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things about
My Favorite or Most Memorable Books or Author/series.

1. Lord of the Rings. Have read or listened to unabridged once a year since I was eleven years old.

2. Andromeda Strain. Ok I haven't read it in 30 yrs, but when I did I read it in a day of being sick from school. First book I couldn't put down.

3. Jack Chalker, may he rest in peace. Specially favorite are the Well World Series, Four Lords of the Diamond and the Five Rings.

4. The Past through Tomorrow. Heinlein's great future history using short stories.

5. Atlas Shrugged. Ann Rand Bloody Brilliant. After reading you just say, was that really 1000+ pages?

6. The Glass Bead Game (Magister Ludi). Herman Hesse This might be one of the first fantasy(esk) novels ever written. Absolutely stunning book.

7. Mike Moorcocks Tales of the Eternal Champion Series, the Omnibus Hardback series in particular.

8. Carlos Castaneda's "Don Juan" series. Very thought provoking.

9. The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy Quadrilogy. Douglas Adams (MHRIP) Nuff said there.

10. Illuminatus! (the trilogy) I guarentee if you read the first chapter you will have to read it over because at the end you will just say.. HUH??

11. Jonathan Livingston Seagull and One - Richard Bach. Just go read them.

12. Guns Germs and Steel. Just recently finished but it was so thought provoking on the origins of the family of man across the globe.

13. Exactly everything ever written by Neal Stephenson.

14. I have to add one more. The entire BBC/Virgin Dr. Who series. This series started by Virgin took "TV novelizations" to a new level. Sure some of the books are quite amaturish, but a vast majority are just quite excellent.

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

Diary of a Music Whore

Daddy's Roses

Alone on a Limb

(leave your link in the menu comments section, I'll add you here!)

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posted by Mike 11:56 PM


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