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More Books (X = 7 now)

I thought of more books last night that should have made the list (as I lay in bed, sleepless yet again).

Lord of the Flies by William Golding. I hated this book in high school. But there is one scene, when Piggy and Ralph (I think) are sitting on the far side of the island watching the ocean together and wondering if they'll ever get home. It is incredibly poignant. And this is a powerful book about the nature of man.

- perhaps this one could replace Heart of Darkness for all the haters out there *cough* Laura *cough.*

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. This one wins over 1984 for best dystopian novel. A society whose calendar is based on the invention of the car, who medicates to avoid negative feelings, and has replaced religion with group orgies. And then one man visits the "savages." Most notable character is the boy who quotes Shakespeare. This is a gripping novel.

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Teagen! said…
I vote that you not displace Heart of Darkness. Even if one doesn't like the story, how could he/she possibly resist the language?! It's beautiful, like a slowly-revolving tornado of artfully etched images (ha.).

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