Top 5 Favs
Hey guys and gals!
Curious what my top five favorite books are, and/or my thoughts on those books? No? Well too bad! Here they are:
#1. The best series ever written, and the book that started it all "Harry Potter AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE"
My review: Although this is NOT my favorite Harry Potter book (Chamber of Secrets has my heart) it is the perfect beginning to a series that means more to me than I can possibly describe. This book started a Franchise, it was the opening to a world of magic and Fantasy in our Muggle world. Nothing can top this series for me.
#2. One of the best books I have ever read "BRAVE NEW WORLD"
My review: What can I say about this book except that Aldous Huxley was a genius far ahead of his time. Brilliance above brilliance. It is a book that speculates on the future of technology, genetics, addiction, humanity, and love. A reality that could very well exist, and a perception of everyday social intricacies.
This book is the culmination of a society that fools itself into thinking it is perfect. It is humanity's perception forced into a system that appears ideal, even to those who are oppressed and devalued. Gorgeously written.
#3. Father of fantasy "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring"
My review: Gosh I'm trying hard to keep this short. What can I say about this book that hasn't been said? These books make me hungry for bread, smoke, wood, and adventure. Not in that order. It feels like an old fable spun by an eccentric madman, who can see things you cannot, and who might very well be from a time and place long forgotten.
It's a good one. If you haven't read it, you are not a reader (of Fantasy). Sorry.
#4. From the Mother of Dystopia, maybe. "Oryx and Crake"
My review: This book is more intelligent than me. Extraordinarily more.
A Dystopia full of Philosophy, Science, and Humanity. It throws real questions towards the nitty-gritty of life. Art, love, death, genetically altered reality, real reality, and more. I love madmen and their experiences and this book just fits that bill to a T. Although the definition of a mad-man may be different to you than to me, it is more than an interesting read and it will force you to reflect on life.
#5. "Ender's Game"
My review: A lot of books might qualify as my fifth favorite. But Ender's Game is going to take the cake for only one beautiful line. At the very beginning Ender says this; 'Knocking him down won the first fight. I wanted to win all the next ones, too.' This line emulates Ender's personality beautifully. Ender is a very interesting character, a character who's sequel stories do not do him complete justice.