JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2006/08/long-day-book-meme.html (9 comments)

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jsid-1156886794-523431  Chris at Tue, 29 Aug 2006 21:26:34 +0000

Try Unintended Consequences, if you haven't read it.


jsid-1156893309-523436  Kevin Baker at Tue, 29 Aug 2006 23:15:09 +0000

I've read it three or four times. Thanks for the recommedation, though.

jsid-1156940998-523484  BlackWing1 at Wed, 30 Aug 2006 12:29:58 +0000

A great comment I once read, I forget where, was the threatend punishment:

"I'll make you re-read 'Dahlgren'."

Funny how many people who read Heinlein (I started at age 5 with "Have Spacesuit, Will Travel" have become engineers, myself included.

jsid-1156951753-523499  DJ at Wed, 30 Aug 2006 15:29:13 +0000

Yup, me too. My copy of "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" has more wear and tear than my copies of all his other books combined. Reading it the first time was a political awakening.

jsid-1156956468-523517  Otter at Wed, 30 Aug 2006 16:47:48 +0000

Plus, if I was stuck on a desert island... I would really want that chapter on making a still.


jsid-1156959293-523528  Dave at Wed, 30 Aug 2006 17:34:53 +0000

Another good Heinlein collection is "The Past Through Tomorrow" - twenty or so short stories and I enjoyed almost all of them!

jsid-1156982390-523568  Civis Proeliator at Wed, 30 Aug 2006 23:59:50 +0000

Personally, I've yet to read anything by Heinlein that I didn't like. But "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" is my favorite.

Re: The Foxfire series, I recently aquired some copies of "Loblolly" , a Foxfire-type pub that came out of my home area East Texas. Wonderful reading. Someday I'll figureout how to use the OCR software that came with our scanner and get 'em in electronic format.

jsid-1157160364-523766  Stephen Rider at Sat, 02 Sep 2006 01:26:04 +0000

Let's not forget Heinlein's _Starship Troopers_. :)

Flowers For Algernon is one of my favorite books.

jsid-1157658669-525640  Bob at Thu, 07 Sep 2006 19:51:09 +0000

I think I have read everything Heinlein wrote (that was published) and while I don't think that was a significant factor in me being an engineer, I do think it was a major factor in my political/philosophic views.

re: Battlefield Earth. I actually enjoyed reading it. The one I want my time back for is Dianetics. One of the very few books that I could not finish; a copy of this book is only useful as a tool, e.g., leveling a table, starting a fire, torture implement, etc.

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