Thursday, January 12, 2017

My Favorite Book

Once again it's time for the "52-week blogging challenge" and today's prompt is "My favorite book." I assume that means my favorite book that I haven't written. Naming your favorite book you have written (Treasure of the Black Hole) is like naming your favorite child (he knows who he is).

So what is my favorite book I haven't written? I was thinking The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein. But to be honest, I haven't read it in years. And while I like Starship Troopers (also by Heinlein) it's a pedantic juvenile (what we call YA today) and not really "favorite book" material. (Forget the horrible movie. And I guess they're making another movie based on Starship Troopers. It will probably also be horrible.)

The book I have probably read the most is The Princes Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure by William Goldman. Why, because it's a fun read and I like its message ("life isn't fair"). And you have to read the non-story parts to get the full effect.

Yes, there's a movie version, and while I enjoy the movie, it's not nearly as good as the book.

So, I guess my favorite book is The Princes Bride.

What's yours?

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