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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-22-10 06:05 PM
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J.R.R. Tolkien, Ayn Rand, The Lord of the Rings, Atlas Shrugged, and Kung Fu Monkey
"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs."

--Kung Fu Monkey


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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-22-10 06:07 PM
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1. Love it!
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-22-10 06:12 PM
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2. nice. n/t
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-22-10 06:13 PM
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3. K&R! nt
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-22-10 06:18 PM
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4. .
someone needs to read "Ender's Game"

and this comes from a confirmed Tolkien Nut.


It isn't on the same level as the Tolkien books, (and nobody every reads "LOtR" first) but the main character is much more identifiable for a young teenage boy than a hobbit.






http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ender\'s_Game





P.S. I like the shot at Rand, just saying that there is more than one other choice.
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-22-10 06:34 PM
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5. Been using that as my sig for months!
It's great.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-22-10 06:41 PM
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6. Very, very good. I read Atlas Shrugged at about 16 and was in the spell for a couple of
years. I even subscribed to "The Objectivist" magazine. I remember reading articles by Allen Greenspan. I think it was the reality of the Vietnam War that broke my spell. To think I might have ended up like Rand Paul. Ewww.
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-23-10 03:07 PM
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7. K & R
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-23-10 04:15 PM
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8. I found "The Philosophic Thought of Ayn Rand" shelved in the Science section at B&N today ...
of course, I immediately decided to move it to the Science Fiction section.

But on the way, I passed a special display devoted to current titles in the vampirista marketing surge, i.e. the "Twilight" series and others of like ilk. I left the Rand book there, feeling most satisfied that it would be more at home under the sign "Dark Fantasy". :)
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