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by GeorgeYoung
Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: 1984 (Or Nineteen Eighty-Four)
Replies: 130
Views: 28962

Re: 1984 (Or Nineteen Eighty-Four)

Read it when I was fourteen and it was, I think, a book that lead me down the path to what I believe today; If it was not for that book then I would not be half as interested in politics as a I am. I count it as one of the few books to have changed my life, I am hugely anti-statism and mostly that c...
by GeorgeYoung
Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:35 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Rattle my worldview - Has a book ever changed your life?
Replies: 85
Views: 17935

Re: Rattle my worldview - Has a book ever changed your life?

Hitchhikers I think is the first book to really change my life, for the simply reason that it got me into reading. I'd read books before and enjoyed them, but the Hitchhikers series (All five of them) made me actively seek out new books to read, simply for the pleasure of reading a good story. I ca...
by GeorgeYoung
Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you wouldn't recommend to a friend
Replies: 73
Views: 8575

Re: Books you wouldn't recommend to a friend

tmcfulton wrote:We by Yevgeny Zamyatin. Terrible, terrible book.


Considering your avatar, I think I'll go and read that book now, I heard of it before but now I will go and find it.
by GeorgeYoung
Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Best and Worst Discworld
Replies: 318
Views: 199518

Re: Best and Worst Discworld

I've done some reading, apparently it effects his visual processing; he can see things but can recognise what he is seeing
by GeorgeYoung
Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Favorite Characters?
Replies: 145
Views: 24131

Re: Favorite Characters?

Commader Vimes- I love his cynicism
MARVIN!
BIg Brother-How much do I want to be him
Jessica Atreides- The most human of all Dune's characters
by GeorgeYoung
Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Best and Worst Discworld
Replies: 318
Views: 199518

Re: Best and Worst Discworld

My favourite is either Night Watch or Monstrous Regiment. Vimes and Jackrum compete for Best Character Ever status, I love Vimes's cynicism and Jackrum is just cool. I love the City Watch books and other books set in Ank-Morpork (Although Making Money wasn't great), I think one of the things I love ...

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