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Julian M.

Location:

Jacksonville, FL

Member since:

August 20, 2013

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What book(s) have you read recently that would make a great basis for stimulating conversation?

Warm Bodies. Basically, even though I started it thinking it would be atrocious, it shocked me about how deep into the human perspective it stared out cold. It show wht a will to change can do, and in a stunning move, how some, even given an opportunity to, and every reson and good to, just refuse to accept change. It looks a society in an honest if a tad bit slickly covered way. It was an amazing and thoroughly satisfying read.

What's your favorite nonfiction book ever?

The Last of the Tudor Kings. It is the history and story of King Edward Tudor, Son of King Henry the 8th, who the story the Prince and the Pauper was based on. It describes a boy who was given an impossible task, surrounded by people who tried to use him, who still struggled to hold up that burden until it sent him to an early grave. It was utterly beautiful in it's tragedy, and it the courage and strength of character in this young man to lift that load.

What's a novel that you read for a high school or college requirement that really stayed with you?

3 of them actually, and I wasn't require to read them until long after I did. Fahrenheit 451, A Clockwork Orange, and 1984. Three different looks at how when striving for a utopia, the worse can happen. The rest that a distopia occurs is because society is in charge of an individual's choices, and identity. personal responsibility and progression are painful but necessary for a human being to strive and become more and therefore achieve and live. Discomfort is necessary, and in the pursuit of ending discomfort, the populace at large sacrifice their humanity and control of their own life."for the greater good".

What

Chicken butt.

Introduction

Life long Book lover. I dont care if its fiction, non fiction, science fiction, juvenile fiction, self help book, comic book,etc, if it is well written and can help me understand more about myself and the world around me, I just love it.


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