agip wrote:wineturtle wrote:
The 1961 social commentary
Stranger In A Strange Land- Robert A. Heinlein
good call. I can't say SIASL is my favorite book, but it might have been the most influential book I've ever read. I read it at 14 or 15 and it was like seeing through the smallness of youth to the hugeness and unlimited possibilities of adulthood. I've been trying to get my 16 year old to read it.
EXACTLY WHY I RANK IT MY FAVORITE-OPENED MY YOUNG EYES TOO
My favorite books....
Cider House Rules - John Irving
Rabbit series - John Updike
Hemingway - either Old Man and the Sea or For Whom the Bell Tolls
Jack London - White Fang/Call of the Wild
Nice list. I had the pleasure of reading part of For Whom the Bell Tolls aloud to his granddaughter Margaux.