Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag ten friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them!
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Well, I have a very long list of books. I have to homes, one in Barcelona, where I study, and the other, my parents house, in Elche. In both I have tons of books (in my parents house I have a whole room for them, and is so full that I have even more in my room).
So I’ll try to make a list of ten (more or less xD).
1. George Orwell (aka Sir Arthur Francis Blair): 1984. This is one of the best constructed books I’ve ever read. It’s both intelectually appealing and emotional, in a mix that will hook you from the beginning to the end.
2. Isaac Asimov: I, Robot. Lot of people thinks that SciFi literature is childish and superficial, but in this book, Asimov used the development of his famous robots to analize the diferent parts of the human mind and fealings.
3. J.D. Salinger: The catcher in the rye. Demolishing story about the loss of innocence. Both sweet and disturbing, it’s one of the most powerfull books I’ve ever read.
4.Ray Bradbury: Martian Chronicles. I discovered both The catcher in the rye and this on a “youg adult” book that my mother forced me to read. The book was quite dull and boring, but it’s advice was awesome.
5. Robert E. Howard: Conan the Cimmerian. I only have the first of the collectors edition books (there are three), but that feeling of epicness that involve every adventure of Conan is so awesome that you can’t forget it.
6. H.P. Lovecraft: The Chthulu myths. “Iä, Iä, Chthulu R’lye fngtang!”
7. Dante Allighieri: The Divine comedy. Really long poem, with even longer analysis of every verse. It give you a good glipse of what was the perception of heaven and hell on the last middle ages, and it’s really beatyfull.
8. Pio Baroja: The Science Tree. A semi-authobiographic book, Baroja tells in it what was like to be a medicine student on the 1890s, and how Spain lived the war with the USA on 1898. It have several filosofical reflections, and a hard analysis on Spanish society of the time, that can be very extrapolable to what we are now as a society.
9. William Golding: The Lord of the Flies. A crude disection of the human soul, as the author exposes several kids to the wilderness, the danger and the anarchy.
10. Brian Selznik. The invention of Hugo Cabret. It’s clearly a kid’s book, but the mixed use of drawings and narration, and the constant early cinematic referrences makes it a enjoyable and curious book for both children and grownups.
Ok, now I have ten book, let’s stop. I’ve excluded from this list some of my favourite books since I tryed to list only the books that really changed my mind. I’ve I could continue, The Lord of the Rings, Geralt of Rivia, Milton of William Blake, Frankenstein, Carmila, the Vampire, and so many others would be on it.
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