Books, from ColbertNation — edit this

The end [of Watership Down] was well-handled in the movie version, which I admit surprised me.  I would recommend the movie version only for children, and only those whom we magically know will never read the book.  An epic like Watership Down can’t be fit into two hours.  But I give them credit for trying to convey the spirit of the book.

Franny and Zooey, by J. D. Salinger.  I despise the entire Glass family except Buddy, but I was shaken to the foundations by the end of that one.  Out of the mouth of an asshole like Zooey Glass come the words I needed to hear.  Salinger was a wizard, a seer.  He left us many years before his physical death, but what a legacy.

The Book of Certitude (Kitab-i-Iqan), revealed by Baha’u’llah.  “. . . man can never hope to attain unto the knowledge of teh All-Glorious, can never quaff from the stream of divine knowledge and wisdom, can never enter the abode of immortality, nor partake of the cup of divine nearness and favour, unless and until he ceases to regard the words and deeds of mortal men as a standard for the true understanding and recognition of God and Hhis Prophets.”   So much for making fun of the hypocrites.  I shall leave that to Stephen Colbert.

Alcoholics Anonymous.  Since I don’t use my name here, what the heck. 

Small Hands, because I wrote it.  It isn’t available.  It’s one of the few things I’ve actually completed in my life.  There’s also a novel I’m still writing, whose characters keep saying things that amaze me.  I recommend trying to write a novel.  Seriously.

On another topic, not a book per se:  I wrote a Fan Fic about SC that I liked so much I changed his name and identifying characteristics (for the most part) and I learned a huge lesson:  Porn is pretty easy to write.  Dan and I have been having an especially thorough conjugal relationship.

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