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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
what are the books?????????

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

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

Date: 2016-Jan-09, Saturday 18:40 (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
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]
Smoothly horrifying, alienated dystopia: the original

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

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

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

Date: 2016-Jan-09, Saturday 16:07 (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
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]
Oh, I'm even happier to be wrong :-) Hm!

Date: 2016-Jan-08, Friday 23:32 (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
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]
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]
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)
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[ profile] majordomo's: "assistant pig-keeper saves the world."

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

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

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

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

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

Date: 2016-Jan-09, Saturday 16:52 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] feuervogel

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

Date: 2016-Jan-09, Saturday 19:49 (UTC)
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Couple has five decade relationship gap.

Date: 2016-Jan-10, Sunday 00:04 (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
#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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6 Neverwhere

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