What's your favorite story or novel?

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What's your favorite story or novel? What do you like to reread? What really stuck in your head?--Al

-- Al Schroeder (al.schroeder@nashville.com), December 29, 1999


A story that I'll always remember reading is the Chronicle of Narnia. The first time I read it I was probably 8 and the last time I read it was about 2 years ago. Each time I got something out of the book I hadn't before. And I think what most stuck out in my head was how the storyline was really the author's way of talking about the earth and how Jesus will come back to save his people. Well, that's what I got out of it anyway.

-- Dana P (dana@antisocial.com), December 29, 1999.

There is a hard to find (unfortunately) book called Skallagrigg by William Horwood. It is the story of a tragically misdiagnosed child with severe disabilities. The story follows his life, from the "orphanage/mental hospital to adulthood". It is quite simply one of the most powerful, uplifting books I have ever read. It is one of those books that you can't stop reading. I remember being so sad when I was finished, not because of the ending of the book, mind you, but because I realized that the book was done, and I would have to move on to another book that could not possibly be as good.

-- Bob Beltran (kelly-bob@excite.com), December 29, 1999.

Strangely enough, my favorite is also by William Horwood. The _Duncton Wood_ novels, 3 trilogies. Metaphysics, philosophy, theology, epic adventure, comedy, tragedy, gripping characterizations - of moles! But seriously, I cannot recommend them enough.


-- Marianne Aldrich (marseillaise@hotmail.com), December 29, 1999.

at about age forty five i stumbled on to paperbacks of the hobbit and the lord of the rings and i think a slim little book by tolkein titled i think "farmer giles of ham" when i was into those books, time twisted and reality was a dream...i know i performed my work in an acceptable manner, ate, slept, etc. etc. the reality was in tolkein and "life was but a dream" unfortunately i picked up the reading habit early and missed out on many of the books named by every one - - - but i fully intend to read, "the chronicles of narnia" - by c. s. lewis. by the way did he write "the screwtape letters"?

-- ici jongleur (ionoi@webtv.net), December 30, 1999.

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