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Tuesday, 13 March 2018

An Illiterate Intellectual Write-Off

World famous booze hound explorer, adventurer and author - WL Emery - takes the test and passes with ease.

I am not a well-read man, despite spending 3/4 of my life devouring books. Most of that was fiction, and I read because most of the stuff on TV was utter crap. My mom and dad bought the gold plated cable packages and think there is nothing better - after the chores are done - than sitting down in front of that idiot box and letting it entertain them. Like many geriatrics of their age - it even does their thinking for them too. To be fair, maybe in times past, objective journalism was more of a thing back then. I don't think they know and understand how utterly corrupted the mass media has become. I relied mostly on books for my entertainment.

I am gonna take a shot at this - and it's gonna be ugly. I'll put mine in italics underneath his:

The book I am currently reading:
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
by Jordan B. Peterson
The New Testament
The book that changed my life:
Gambling secrets of Nick the Greek
by Ted Thackrey, Jr.
It Doesn't Take A Hero
by Stormin' Norman Schwartzkopff
The book I wish I’d written:
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
by Mark Twain
Starship Troopers
by RA Heinlein
The book that had the greatest influence on my writing:
On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft
by Stephen King
N/A - my writing style is ... is... guess I don't have one.
The book that is most underrated:
The Eyes of the Overworld
by Jack Vance
Murder One
by WL Emery
The book that changed my mind:
Gosnell: The Untold Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer Hardcover – January 24, 2017
by Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer
The last book that made me cry:
Not answered. The work in question was so bad, so poorly written, that I shed a few tears at the thought of people spending money on this terrible work, and then not being able to get a refund.
The Audacity Of Hope
by Barkie Obutthole - see comments above

The last book that made me laugh:
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
by Mark Twain
The Road To Gandolfo
by Robert Ludlum
The book I couldn’t finish:
A Tale of Two Cities
by Charles Dickens
Don Quixote
by Miguel De Cervantes

The book I’m most ashamed not to have read:
War and Peace
by Leo Tolstoy
The Count Of Monte Cristo
by Alexandre Dumas
The book I give as a gift:
T.S. Eliot: The Complete Poems and Plays, 1909-1950
by T.S. Eliot
Of Mice And Men
by John Steinbeck
The book I’d most like to be remembered for:
Magic for Hire
by WL Emery
N/A - I am a reader, not a writer

I don't read books much anymore. Most authors are using their books to push sexual degeneracy or political correctness or social justice - and I don't have the time of day for it. But maybe it is time to start reading some of those classics that slipped through my dragnet.

1 comment:

  1. clive staples lewis - out of the silent planet, perelandra, that hideous strength to be read in that order
    and the chronicles of narnia--read them in order . i think there are 7 books.

    if you don't mind children's literature then edith nesbitt,


    and rudyard kipling--'kim' and many other books. we love 'puck of pook's hill'.

    i loved 'waterbabies' and cried all the way through but my daughter shed not tear!
    of course, 'wind in the willows'.

    our new library opened and i was so excited but there are hardly any books in the place. all things to play on the tv.
    garbage! if we want a book we go to one of the other libraries or get it through interlibrary loan.
    greatly disappointed. it is a big place with nothing in it.