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Old 10-11-2012, 09:32   #22
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Originally Posted by John Rogers 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.

Originally Posted by Bushflyr View Post
Truer words were never spoken.
What type or genre of novels would be recommended then? If I had to choose between Atlas Shrugged and the sparkly-vampire drivel that's seen as literature today, I'll choose Rand every time. We the Living was particularly good imo; watching Argentina over the last decade has had so many parallels to We the Living (that I read 30+ years ago), that it's flat out unsettling.
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