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Jan 21, 2006

Book Meme . . . I mean Game . . . Whatever

Well, Gus van Horn did it, then Myrhaf did it, so as a slavish imitator (ha ha, that's a joke, laugh already) I must also do it.

Last Book Bought: The Millionaire Mind, by Dr. Thomas J. Stanley

Five Books that Mean a Lot to You:

Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand
My favorite author and, in some respects, the standard by which I judge all others. I occasionally find myself wishing she had written more novels, but there's so much to think about in the ones that she did write that I'm glad enough to just have the four.

Starship Troopers, by Robert Heinlein
Another favorite author, this particular novel gave me a real idea of what it could and should mean to be a military man. It is an occupation for which I have a deep respect.

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
A more modern and naturalistic writer, Stephenson presents a view of the near future that is both entrancing and cautionary. You have to love a book where the main character is named Hiro Protagonist.

Good Omens, by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaimen
I always cry when I read the last few lines of this book, which is supposed to be a satire, but you'd have to read it (and know me) to understand why.

The Positronic Man by Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg
This novel about humanity and dignity was the basis for the movie "Bicentennial Man" . . . I prefer the book, though.

Last Book Read: The Diamond Age, by Neal Stephenson
I may blog about this later.


EdMcGon said...

If you liked "Starship Troopers", I would have to recommend the tv show "Space: Above and Beyond". It only lasted one season, but it may be the best example of the sci-fi military theme done correctly.

The character development was outstanding. The plotlines were not sugarcoated at all. The show had a very realistic feel to it.

Jennifer Snow said...

Hmm. Well, I might check it out on DVD, but I don't watch television.