November 30, 2013

Top 10 Books recognized from a variety of sources

Originally I planned on including this on RobsGamingNetwork- however I won't for two reasons. One is that I think the material is unpalatable for a video format- and two that an article is more appropriate for the topic at hand.



'Top 10 Books recognized from a variety of sources'

10- Dream Of A Red Chamber
A fictional book written about the Qing dynasty in China. It is a book that questions the lines between reality and the metaphysical; outlining the period's customs. I have not read this book, but I hear it is very detailed with many characters. The book goes into depth about two noble families- in particular the downfall of one. I am indifferent on this book. Might be good for aircraft nose weight. Might not.

9- And Then There Were None
I was forced to read this book in high school. It is about individuals who helped murder innocent people being taken to an isolated island to be picked off and killed one by one. They cannot escape due to the remote location. It's actually a pretty good book and I recommend it. Recommended for aircraft nose weight.

8- Twilight
A fictional series about a teenage girl who gets a hard on for a vampire that sparkles. It features a bunch of teenage romance bullcrap where packs of wolves fight over this girl. I read enough of it that I couldn't stand it anymore and had to put it down. Not recommended for aircraft nose weight.

7- Le Petit Prince
Another fictional series that deals with childhood and its perspective on the adult world. I have not read this book but it seems in depth enough that it may actually be good. The main plot lines of the story can be interpreted in one of many, many ways- for either better or worse- but that is for the reader to decide. I am indifferent on this book, but it looks like it would be good for aircraft nose weight.

6- Lord of the Rings

One of the most celebrated fictional stories of all time. The Lord of the Rings chronicles the journey of a Hobbit named Frodo who is on a quest to destroy the final ring of power, which a bad guy named Sauron is after. Included is a rich folklore (and languages) of many humanoids, including humans, elves, dwarfs and orcs. Lord of the Rings began the middle earth genre and has drummed up a massive sub-culture. This series is highly, highly recommended for aircraft nose weight.

5- A Tale of Two Cities
Although this book is considered fiction, it parallels the real conditions of the common person in France before the revolution, and compares the lives of those who live in Paris and London. I have not read this book, but it might be a good read if you are able to follow the language. I'm indifferent- may be good for aircraft nose weight. Might not.

4- Harry Potter
A well loved book series about a boy wizard who sets out to a school of witchcraft and wizardry. The main cast experiences many adventures, plot twists and explores many common themes found in life. Although the author was turned down for publishing many times, the titular book 'The Philosopher's Stone' goes on to become one of the most published books of all time, and made her filthy rich too.

3- Quotations from Mao Tse-Tung
A collection of sayings about a communist leader who promotes the universal ownership of all goods, the means of production and property. Not a fan of communism because it asserts government control over every aspect of your life. The book is stereotypically ignorant of capitalism in its core message and just calls it 'bad'. I REALLY do not recommend this book for aircraft nose weight.

2- The Bible
A collection of 66 books that began as a 3,000 year old guide for how the Jewish semitic sect should behave in a barren desert. With part of the text being historically accurate, the majority of the works are uncited, the author is not known and the texts that exist today are based upon 'copies of an original copy of a guy from the 1500s based on his copy of a copy from the 400s based on an approved copy of the council of Nicea based on the copy of a copy of a copy's copy based upon the testimony of a guy who knew a guy that knew one of the apostles'. The book promotes, among many things- prejudice, bigotry, xenophobia, genocide, slavery, incest, murder of children and infidels, hate, animal and human sacrifice, the use of women as objects that can be sold, degredation of women as human beings, obedience and inaction (that is, 'not thinking or questioning') and the idea that we should feel disgusted as human beings who impossibly became imperfect while being created perfect by a benevolent force. Absolutely not recommended for aircraft nose weight.

1- The Qur'an

A religious text that is an offshoot from 'The Bible' that deals with teachings an archangel gave a prophet named Muhammad during the 7th century, allegedly. The book was revolutionary for its time, and promoted ideas of child murder, charity to correct sin, the degredation of women as items (although slightly better than 'the bible' in this respect), the idea that we should feel disgusted for being human, unquestioning authority, the execution of adulterers, the contradiction and idea that non-muslims are evil, slavery, murder of anyone oppressive to Islam, and urging Muslims to war against non-believers. While slightly 'better' than the bible, this book is absolutely not recommended for aircraft nose weight.

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