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Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Wednesday Challenge

Today's challenge is top ten books I've never reviewed.

Little Fuzzy by H. Bean Piper
  A series of books dealing with a sentient species called Fuzzies, great books, prototype for Tribbles.

The Trouble with Tribbles --David Gerrold
    Interesting telling of how Gerrold sold the screen play to Star Trek for Trouble with Tribbles. It includes the screenplay.

Stranger in a Strange Land -- Robert Heinlein
     Learn how to Grok religion

An Innocent Man -- John Grisham
     A factual account of how an innocent man spent years on death row and how he was exhonerated.

Ultimate Punishment -- Scott Turow
     Arguments for both sides on the issue of Death Penalty. Sophistry at its best. Recommend listening to the audio with Turow reading it. He doesn't give his oppinion until the last sentence.

The entire First Man in Rome series by Colleen McCullagh
     From the rise of Marcus Crassus in the First Man in Rome through the fall of Marcus Antonius and Cleopatra. Historical, political, social, military understanding of ancient Rome.

The Discourses -- Niccolo Machiavelli
     Everyone focuses on The Prince, but The Discourses are one of the documents that influenced the U.S. Constitution.

No Rust Swords -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
 A compilation of sermons by a great mind killed by Hilter.

Worthy is the Lamb -- Ray Summers
     Amillennial interpretation on end times. No rapture, no mellinnial reign. First half of book explains appocolyptic literature the send half is an interpretation of Revelation.

Sun Tzu -- The Art of War
     Ancient Chinese philospher who in 13 short chapters still influences military, business and romantic thought.

Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus -- John Gray
     This was a game changer in my marriage. When I taught sociology and pschology in high school it was a textbook.


Lydia said...

Oh, Stranger in a Strange Land is a good choice. It's been many years since I read that book, but I do recall liking it quite a bit.

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Michael Mock said...

You always have such an interesting selection in your answers. Gerrold and Heinlein are very much my sort of thing, but oddly I've never read these two books.

Echo Ishii said...

As a trekkie, I must find the Trouble with the Tribbles book.

P M Prescott said...

Saw it was on your list too, Lydia. It opened my eyes to possibilities as I was leaving fundamentalism.

P M Prescott said...

Michael, no time like the present to remedy that.

P M Prescott said...

Echo, LOL

Tanith Davenport said...

I'll have to check out some of these.

P M Prescott said...

Tanith glad to have sparked your interest.