5 Books you would have if you we're stuck on a deserted island

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    Oct 30, 2012 1:54 AM GMT
    What 5 books would you bring with you if you we're stuck on a deserted island? And why?
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    1) And There Were None by Agatha Christie- This is the best mystery novel I have read. There are so many twist and turns and you'll be left guessing till the end. And when everything is revealed you'll have to read it again. This is probably here best book.

    2) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak- A beautiful book narrated by Death.

    3) The Magicians by Lev Grossman- A adult version of Harry Potter. This book would serve the purpose of when I'm in the mood not to read something mundane.

    4) The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald- This book is the great American novel, need I say more lol.

    5) All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque- this book is a powerful piece about the effects of war on soldiers and how they can be disconnected from civilization.
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    Oct 30, 2012 1:59 AM GMT
    The Mysterious Stranger - Mark Twain
    Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
    Captain Stormfield's Visit To Heaven - Mark Twain
    Animal Farm - George Orwell
    1984 - George Orwell

    Those are the books I could read over and over again. So I'd definitely have those with me on a deserted island.
  • agro

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    Oct 30, 2012 2:13 AM GMT
    A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin
    A Clash of Kings - George R.R. Martin
    A Storm of Swords - George R.R. Martin
    A Feast for Crows - George R.R. Martin
    A Dance with Dragons - George R.R. Martin

    i don't even care
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    Oct 30, 2012 2:31 AM GMT
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    Oct 30, 2012 2:43 AM GMT
    Can't I just bring my iPad and a solar charger? icon_confused.gif
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    Oct 30, 2012 2:47 AM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidCan't I just bring my iPad and a solar charger? icon_confused.gif
    no...why you gotta ruin my thread?
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    Oct 30, 2012 2:47 AM GMT
    RadRTT saidWhat 5 books would you bring with you if you we're stuck on a deserted island? And why?
    None, because they'd all be on my Kindle/iPad and the battery ran down since there's no way to charge it.
  • timcity2000

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    Oct 30, 2012 2:47 AM GMT
    the hobbit
    city of god
    a heartbreaking work of staggering genius
    devil in the white city
    pillars of the earth
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    Oct 30, 2012 2:48 AM GMT
    For the record, I hate you because the HP series is 7 books... but yeah- I would bring the following--

    ATTWN- Agatha, like you said, one of her finest works.

    The SAS Survival Handbook

    Animal Farm

    1984

    The Compleat Works of Poe or Tennyson, either or
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    Oct 30, 2012 2:50 AM GMT
    1) 1984
    2) Frankenstein
    3) Animal Farm
    4) Night
    5) The Great Gatsby
  • DiverScience

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    Oct 30, 2012 2:57 AM GMT
    Wind in the Door - Madeline L'Engle - Because it changed my life as a kid and I think it's got a great message

    Memory and Dream - Charled de Lint - Because I can reread it a million times and it's still my favorite

    Which would leave me room for an herbal medicine book, a survival book, and a homesteading book
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    Oct 30, 2012 2:58 AM GMT
    1) Battle Royale: a nice and coherent novel on fictional youth violence.
    2) Atlas Shrugged: inquisitive analysis of dystopian government
    3) The Children of Men: brilliant story idea with a realistic and grim future.
    4) A Clockwork Orange: exemplifies the lack of control of youths in a strict society - social liberalism was on the rise when this book was published.
    5) Paradise Lost: amazingly well written mythology on the battle between heaven and hell.
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    Oct 30, 2012 3:07 AM GMT
    RadRTT said
    DudeInNOVA saidCan't I just bring my iPad and a solar charger? icon_confused.gif
    no...why you gotta ruin my thread?

    I'm only trying to clarify the rules here. icon_neutral.gif
  • calibro

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    Oct 30, 2012 3:13 AM GMT
    all you people and your book choices need to stay away from my island...
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    Oct 30, 2012 3:15 AM GMT
    1) The Bible (nourish my soul)
    2) The Complete Works of Sir William Shakespeare (entertain myself)
    3) Norton Anthology of American Literature (just because)
    4) Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Cogito ergo sum.)
    5) 1001 Survival Skills for the Life-long Deserted Island Resident for Dummies with BONUS BOOKLET "How To Emigrate—Secrets to Building a Sturdy Boat" (uh, duh)
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    Oct 30, 2012 3:25 AM GMT
    If I was stuck on a deserted island, I'd have to go with any five gigantic books.
    Smoke signals could use more kindling.
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    Oct 30, 2012 3:26 AM GMT
    TerraFirma said1) The Bible (nourish my soul)
    2) The Complete Works of Sir William Shakespeare (entertain myself)
    3) Norton Anthology of American Literature (just because)
    4) Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Cogito ergo sum.)
    5) 1001 Survival Skills for the Life-long Desert Island Resident for Dummies with BONUS BOOKLET "How To Emigrate—Secrets to Building a Sturdy Boat" (uh, duh)


    Replace #2 with "The Three Pillars Of Zen" and my list is complete.
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    Oct 30, 2012 3:27 AM GMT
    JJGreen saidIf I was stuck on a deserted island, I'd have to go with any five gigantic books.
    Smoke signals could use more kindling.


    survival 101
  • bischero

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    Oct 30, 2012 3:39 AM GMT
    World War Z
    I'll need entertainment.

    How We Decide
    Keeping my brain active.

    The Tell Tale Brain
    Love the brain.

    The Long Halloween
    Needs mah Batman.

    The Bible.
    For encouragement.

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    Oct 30, 2012 3:47 AM GMT
    TerraFirma said
    3) Norton Anthology of American Literature (just because)


    You can borrow my copy. Well, my "Volume II" copy, which I "forgot" to give back to school at the end of my AP Literature class in HS. icon_razz.gif

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    Oct 30, 2012 4:02 AM GMT
    theantijock said
    ... various vital reference books ...


    That's more on the right track, but I think I'd have to work in

    The CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics

    Physicians Desk Reference

    Boatbuilding: A complete handbook of wooden boat construction

    Chapman's Seamanship

    Finnegan's Wake (probably the only situation under which I'd actually sit down and read the whole thing.)
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    Oct 30, 2012 4:08 AM GMT
    This is difficult. I'm assuming a series of books doesn't count as one book.

    1. A survival guide - I don't know which one.
    2. The Hobbit - since I can't bring the whole series.
    3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - for nostalgia - one of my favorite books growing up.
    4. And Then There Were None - Other people already said this, but I can't think of another Agatha Christie book to read.
    5. A blank book - to write my own story.
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    Oct 30, 2012 4:38 AM GMT
    1) a survival guide
    2) a book on medicinal herbs
    3) a book on edible wild plants
    4) a book on wooden house architecture
    5) a book on boat making
  • Montague

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    Oct 30, 2012 4:46 AM GMT
    Five porno mags!
  • imbrad

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    Oct 30, 2012 5:15 AM GMT
    1) The Bible- Can't hurt to read it again

    2)The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexander Dumas

    3)Something by Cormack McCarthy (Something that I haven't read/seen of his yet)

    4)Huck Finn - Mark Twain

    5)Catfish and Mandala - Andrew X. Pham