Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Guy: Top 10

In the midst of a Twilight plague the English teachers are putting together a list of the top ten books which have changed their lives, in the hope of redeeming some poor lost souls.

I thought I'd post mine;

  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein
  • Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
  • Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Neitzsche
  • The Riddlemaster of Hed by Patricia McKillip
  • Dune by Frank Herbert
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
  • The Sandman by Neil Gaiman
  • The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

In all honesty the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook should be at the top of the list, but I don't think it's in the spirit of the thing.


Krin said...

It looks like you have made the "has to be fiction" assumption, in which case:

1. Obernewtyn (and rest of series), Isobelle Carmody
2. Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis
3. The Dark is Rising Series, Susan Cooper
4. The Jane Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde (and the rest of the series)
5. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (and the rest of the series)

Yes, I have a thing for series, apparently fantasy ones

6. Imajica, Clive Barker
7. Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert (a biography, rather than fiction)
8. Life of Pi, Yann Martel

I can only come up with 8, it is early in the morning after all, I'll likely realise what the other two are throughout the day. Either that, or I refuse to conform to your decimal based concept of the world.

falsedan said...

what the deuce is Twilight

Ben said...

Fiction only and in no particular order:

* The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm - Norman Hunter
* The Practice Effect - David Brin
* The War of the Worlds - H. G. Wells
* The Hunting of the Snark - Lewis Carrol
* Runyon on Broadway - Damon Runyon
* The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir A. C. Doyle
* The Hitchhiker's trilogy -Douglas Adams
* The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
* A Tale of Two Cities - Dickens
* I, Claudius - Robert Graves

anna said...

What is Twilight? What isn't Twilight!

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