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Alice posted this elsewhere:
"Describe your favorite book in exactly six words. And we can guess which it is!
mine: a dude hates a big whale."

I can't pick one favorite book, but I wrote six-word summaries of several of my favorites:

  1. Bear leads king's rise and fall

  2. Layered loops of logic form thought

  3. War distraction to sneakily destroy ring

  4. Wildlife links mountain strangers' love lives

  5. Europeans' militarism escalates far beyond expectations

  6. Doors lead to adventure under London

  7. Warning: Factory cuts trees animals need

  8. Injured brains work in bizarre ways!

  9. Teens transported to sinister Escheresque place


What's your favorite book in six words?

Date: 2016-Jan-08, Friday 22:24 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] irina ostrovskaya (from livejournal.com)
what are the books?????????

Date: 2016-Jan-08, Friday 22:34 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chanaleh.livejournal.com
We're supposed to guess! I have some guesses...

Date: 2016-Jan-09, Saturday 01:57 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ceelove.livejournal.com
3. Return of the King
6. Neverwhere
7. The Lorax

Date: 2016-Jan-09, Saturday 18:40 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chanaleh.livejournal.com
2. Godel, Escher, Bach ?
8. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat ?

Date: 2016-Jan-08, Friday 22:25 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ceelove.livejournal.com
Smoothly horrifying, alienated dystopia: the original

Date: 2016-Jan-08, Friday 22:37 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chanaleh.livejournal.com
Four siblings come to lion-Jesus.

Date: 2016-Jan-08, Friday 22:56 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladymondegreen.livejournal.com
Angry teen becomes mystery solving heiress.

Date: 2016-Jan-09, Saturday 05:03 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tylik.livejournal.com
The Beekeeper's Apprentice

Date: 2016-Jan-09, Saturday 16:07 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladymondegreen.livejournal.com
Not the one I was thinking of, but totally valid. I liked that one too.

Date: 2016-Jan-09, Saturday 16:12 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tylik.livejournal.com
Oh, I'm even happier to be wrong :-) Hm!

Date: 2016-Jan-08, Friday 23:32 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blue-estro.livejournal.com
1) Brave little girl has vivid dream

2) Starfaring dolphins hide from Aliens.

3) I'm embarrassed I still love this

Date: 2016-Jan-10, Sunday 00:53 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blue-estro.livejournal.com
Alice in Wonderland (specifically "Alice's Adventures Underground")

Startide Rising by David Brin

And lastly this is a subjective description: it pretty much describes how I feel about most of the early Valdemar novels. (I always feel like I am reading the fantasy novel version of a 40 oz malt beverage)

Date: 2016-Jan-09, Saturday 03:38 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 42itous.livejournal.com
Mine is "Girl observes town's civil rights struggles."

Date: 2016-Jan-09, Saturday 04:44 (UTC)

Date: 2016-Jan-09, Saturday 03:40 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 42itous.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] majordomo's: "assistant pig-keeper saves the world."

Date: 2016-Jan-09, Saturday 04:45 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 42itous.livejournal.com
and yes!

Date: 2016-Jan-09, Saturday 04:27 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blimix.livejournal.com
Dying children need emperor's exotic root.

Date: 2016-Jan-09, Saturday 05:02 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tylik.livejournal.com
The Bridge of Birds

Date: 2016-Jan-09, Saturday 05:01 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tylik.livejournal.com
1. Shardik
9. House of Stairs

Date: 2016-Jan-09, Saturday 05:08 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tylik.livejournal.com
Recreating people is more than cloning.

Date: 2016-Jan-09, Saturday 16:52 (UTC)
feuervogel: photo of the statue of Victory and her chariot on the Brandenburg Gate (Default)
From: [personal profile] feuervogel
Cyteen?

Date: 2016-Jan-13, Wednesday 06:10 (UTC)

Date: 2016-Jan-09, Saturday 19:49 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] estheruth.livejournal.com
Couple has five decade relationship gap.

Date: 2016-Jan-10, Sunday 00:04 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dr-memory.livejournal.com
#5 basically describes an entire genre of books! Several genres, in fact -- it could as easily apply to "A Clash of Kings" as to "Rise and Fall of the Third Reich". But I'm gonna go with "All Quiet on the Western Front".

Date: 2016-Jan-10, Sunday 23:07 (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] awhyzip.livejournal.com
6 Neverwhere

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