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Did you ever read a book that made you stop and think ?

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posted on Jun, 12 2013 @ 07:37 AM
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Hi guys

A half day for me today


I've been looking at some of my books, I keep the ones I like to read a few times before passing them on, so down to about 400 now


I've not been through the whole collection, but I came across a book I haven't read in a long time, I've bought this book more times than I care to remember and given to friends to read.

There is a dedication in the cover from a friend, the friend that bought it for me.

It reads:

To a special guy that just doesn't get it
You've touched more hearts in your 6 months here than most could hope to touch in a lifetime.
I know you worry, but don't. If you trust me just a little bit know this one fact.
You will always be fine, and always touch hearts
It's your nature
Now tell me. Did the sheep eat the flower ?



The choice might surprise you, it is a children's book at first glance, I used to read it to my kids with all the silly voices included, the more times I read it the deeper it became. Kind of reading the depth of the book rather than just the words.

It was The little prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

I just read it again and damn it made me think again

I was wondering do any of you good people have a similar book ? If so I'd like to read it.

Yeah, I know the bible. But I was thinking there must be so many books I've missed and ATS is such an amazing resource; there must be some more out there.

Just a thought

Cody




posted on Jun, 12 2013 @ 07:54 AM
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Can't help you with a book, but if you want something that makes you "stop and think"

Try this story...

Chester & The Master




posted on Jun, 12 2013 @ 08:00 AM
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I ain't a big reader


But i really enjoyed Max Brooks - World War Z

This really made me think and put myself in the the characters shoes.



posted on Jun, 12 2013 @ 08:05 AM
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Any Vonnegut, or Philip K Dick. The book Rant by Chuck Palahniuk was really a mind bender, as well as House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski.



posted on Jun, 12 2013 @ 08:10 AM
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"The Crucible"

Made me think of how little things that scare us can impact our way of life.



posted on Jun, 12 2013 @ 08:12 AM
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I'll read the rest of that later

Looking forward to it, thanks

Cody



posted on Jun, 12 2013 @ 08:15 AM
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Isn't that recent film as well ?
I'll read the book before I watch the film

Cody



posted on Jun, 12 2013 @ 08:17 AM
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Having read your signature
I'll give a read
Thanks


Cody



posted on Jun, 12 2013 @ 08:23 AM
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Originally posted by cody599
reply to post by FrankLY
 


Isn't that recent film as well ?
I'll read the book before I watch the film

Cody


It is indeed.

World War Z trailer

The film looks promising. Hopefully it won't disappoint



posted on Jun, 12 2013 @ 08:27 AM
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I'm gonna need a new bookshelf


Cody



posted on Jun, 12 2013 @ 08:29 AM
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Originally posted by FrankLY

Originally posted by cody599
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Isn't that recent film as well ?
I'll read the book before I watch the film

Cody


It is indeed.

World War Z trailer

The film looks promising. Hopefully it won't disappoint


Films are rarely as rich as books
But I'm open to it

Cody



posted on Jun, 12 2013 @ 08:48 AM
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Ishmael made me think for weeks. Both times I read it. I still think about it a lot.



posted on Jun, 12 2013 @ 09:01 AM
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the island yup - its a childrens book - but should not be

try reading it after 50 years of living the ` us and them ` game in various incarnations



posted on Jun, 12 2013 @ 09:37 AM
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A book that made me stop and think?
I'll have to say Anne Rand's "Atlas Shrugged"
I read it in my teens, again in my 20s and again in my 40s.
My first readings alarmed me about the evidence of creeping socialism in today's society.
My later reading, with some maturity added, still concerned me about creeping socialism but it was tempered by the dangers of unbridled capitalism.
I'm not sure how I would respond to it now in my 50s.



posted on Jun, 12 2013 @ 10:00 AM
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Well that wheres wally book really did stop and make me think......Like where the hell is he!
.....



posted on Jun, 12 2013 @ 10:05 AM
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When my children were very young they had a favorite child's book that touched me very deeply and made me cry every single time I read it to them, and it still does to this day.

Love You Forever by Robert Munsch



posted on Jun, 12 2013 @ 10:15 AM
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Anything nonfiction is an eye opener for me. The way people express themselves and tell their live stories. A lot of lessons to share and learn. I'm a huge professional wrestling fan. I read Mick Foley's first book and I laughed, cried, puked a little, and I learned a lot as I read about his journey. A lot of hard work that eventually turned into making his dreams true. But he had a whole lot of ambition. I'm currently reading the first book by Chris Jericho. Two good lessons is: 1: you cannot change your pass. But you can learn from your pass; and 2 save and budget your money. The lesson about saving money is common in a lot of the books I read, shows I watch, and what not. Which is weird, but helpful.



posted on Jun, 12 2013 @ 11:04 AM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Ishmael made me think for weeks. Both times I read it. I still think about it a lot.


Right that's it amazon here I come

Sounds brilliant thanks

Cody



posted on Jun, 12 2013 @ 11:06 AM
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Originally posted by ignorant_ape
the island yup - its a childrens book - but should not be

try reading it after 50 years of living the ` us and them ` game in various incarnations


Another one for the list

Children's books are so often deeper than at first glance

Again thanks

Cody



posted on Jun, 12 2013 @ 11:11 AM
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This one ?


A towering philosophical novel that is the summation of her Objectivist philosophy, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged is the saga of the enigmatic John Galt, and his ambitious plan to 'stop the motor of the world', published in Penguin Modern Classics. Opening with the enigmatic question 'Who is John Galt?', Atlas Shrugged envisions a world where the 'men of talent' - the great innovators, producers and creators - have mysteriously disappeared. With the US economy now faltering, businesswoman Dagny Taggart is struggling to get the transcontinental railroad up and running. For her John Galt is the enemy, but as she will learn, nothing in this situation is quite as it seems.


This one ?

Looks good

Cody





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