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Just finished Farenheit 451. If YOU had to memorize ONE book to save for future generations what book would it be?

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Entrusting a precious book to an aging person with failing memory is not a good idea.   I have trouble remembering to wear pants, so I'd have to pick "Fun with Dick and Jane"  

 

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I almost spit coffee on my keyboard because of your comment Smiling

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The Hobbit

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Great question. I have so many favorites but The Giver by Lois Lowry would be at the top. That and The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran.

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Did you see there is another book in the series that started with The Giver?

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Did you see there is another book in the series that started with The Giver?

 

No, what is it?

 

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Country Girl wrote:

 

Did you see there is another book in the series that started with The Giver?

 

No, what is it?

 

The last book of the series of four is Son.

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Sorry to say I don't read much fiction..never did. so there is none I would or could recommend. Guess I agree with JB.

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It didn't have to be fiction. Just any book you would memorize in the event all the books were going to be burned.

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My choice would be To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Ooh, second that one!  I didn't realize how many times I'd read it until discussing it recently with my sister and found myself quoting whole dialogues!  Just one of those that's like a comfy pair of sweatpants, easy to get into!

 "Yer gittin' so much like a girl it's mortifyin"!

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That is a great book, Maddie.  Being whimsical, I like "The Phantom Tollbooth" by Norton Juster. 

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Let's see Orwell's 1984, Huxley's Brave New World and Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. In a foreign language, maybe Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, and Saint-Exupéry's Petit Prince.

I assume that there is no reason for me to save the Bible, written and unwritten, since there are loads of people who have them memorized.

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I don't read much anymore, but I'd have to say that Handmaid's Tale is one book that I think about often.  I had to read it in college and ended up reading it twice.  Did you ever see the movie?  

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Great choices! We read excerpts from The Little Prince at our wedding. One kid read in English, the other in French. Covered the whole assembly that way.

Of the first set I'd have to say The Handmaid's Tale scared me the most.

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Eric Arthur Blair wrote:

Let's see Orwell's 1984...

I suspected you'd pick that one!

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yes

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Easy answer. The book that has been the best seller continuously. The book that always been a controversy, that is banned in some countries, and has the power to save.

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That's my pick, too Smiling

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

Easy answer. The book that has been the best seller continuously. The book that always been a controversy, that is banned in some countries, and has the power to save.

yep! Got my vote too!yes

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

Easy answer. The book that has been the best seller continuously. The book that always been a controversy, that is banned in some countries, and has the power to save.

In F-451 many people memorize that one, but different chapters.

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that of course is the BEST one. Through the ages it is the ONE book that has brought comfort to more people than any other.

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That is a hard one. I have read so many in different genres - Daughter of the Land and The Good Earth come to mind quickly so i guess Those two impressed me a LOT since I read both so many years ago.

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