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ivezs

TRIBE Member
I'm applying for this scholarship being offered through my work. One of the criteria is to write a 2 page essay on What I consider to be the best book published b/w July 2001- present.

Can anyone suggest any books? God, this would be so much easier if I actually read on occasion.....Thanks!
 

stargurl*

TRIBE Member
Let me guess.. you want us to do your work for you?
Would you like a synopsis?

Come on, reading isn't that bad
 

ivezs

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by stargurl*
Let me guess.. you want us to do your work for you?
Would you like a synopsis?


No, I just want suggestions for books....I guess you don't read much either :p
 
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stargurl*

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by ivezs
No, I just want suggestions for books....I guess you don't read much either :p

Umm... I'm an English major.

But, seeing as this essay is about your opinion of the best book published since 2001... shouldn't you choose your own book?
 

Hal-9000

TRIBE Member
Kurt Vonnegut's latest novel, Timequake, was published in 1997. The books needs to have been published btween July 2001 - Present.
 

ivezs

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Hal-9000
Was there any specification regarding fiction vs. non-fiction?

No, nothing like that....it just has to be a recent publication... July 01-present
 
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pauly j

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"the beach" ~ alexander garland
~ the movie was crap, i know..........but the book is absolutely amazing. read the first 20 pages and i guarentee you won't be able to put it down.

pauly j.
 

Karim

TRIBE Member
I too enjoyed the beach. It certainly hit home with generation x, but is it really outstanding literature that can be considered "the best"?

Good luck on your quest for that book. Sorry, I don't know enough about this topic.

:)
Karim
 

*PoOkY*

TRIBE Member
My personal favorite is

Enders Game by Orson Scott Card

I don't know if any of you have heard of it but it's a great book and it's Science Fiction...

Jules :cool:
 

deep

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Deus
I just bought myself the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

You might enjoy the Origins of Genius by Simonton. Applies darwinian concepts to great advancements in thought, historic figures, theorists, artists, etc.
 
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deep

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by *PoOkY*
My personal favorite is

Enders Game by Orson Scott Card

I don't know if any of you have heard of it but it's a great book and it's Science Fiction...

Jules :cool:

That's one of my favs too but if I recall correctly it was written earlier than 2001
 

deep

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Personally I would go for non fiction if I were you. Shows a bit more social consciousness than just a novel.
 

PosTMOd

Well-Known TRIBEr
Originally posted by Deus
I just bought myself the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Considering the time when that was written, he explains his theories quite well.... brilliant metaphors, especially using stuff that religious people would understand, such as the tree of life, etc.
 

PosTMOd

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Conclusion from an essay about Origin I wrote years ago:

"That the Origin of Species is peppered with metaphors doesn’t weaken Darwin’s claims whatsoever; in fact, the work is strengthened by their judicious use. Without them the work might not have been as accessible to the literate public, and so might have been generally ignored except by scientists who could understand the technical aspects. Instead, the work remains as one of the greatest books of all time, and Charles Darwin has become more popular than Jesus."
 
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kerouacdude

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I don't think this can be answered accurately without knowing what the deal is with the scholarship and what kind of workplace...you don't want to pick something philosophically different...the Michael Moore pick might be great for some places, but probably not for a lot of others
 

PlumRidge

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by kyfe
Stupid White Men by Micheal Moore.

Kyfe

Hey , I heard someone else talking about that book at work the other day. What's it about ??? Hearing about it twice in 2 days from 2 different sources must meanits a potential classic....
 

Deus

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Originally posted by PosTMOd


Considering the time when that was written, he explains his theories quite well.... brilliant metaphors, especially using stuff that religious people would understand, such as the tree of life, etc.

I want to read it and look at what he had to say about sexual selection. Right now I'm reading the Mating Mind, which is about the evolution of the human mind/creative intelligence by sexual selection, and then I have another book called the Mating Game which I bought today along with the Origin of Sp. Yes, I like sex... :)
 

*PoOkY*

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-deep

sorry didn't notice about the date thing...

Yeah it was written earlier then that...

I love that book so I thought I'd let people know to read it anyways :D

Jules
 

Libradragon

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Originally posted by pauly j
"the beach" ~ alexander garland
~ the movie was crap, i know..........but the book is absolutely amazing. read the first 20 pages and i guarentee you won't be able to put it down.

pauly j.

the beach was written a few years ago tho. I remember reading it in 1999 sometime.
 
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