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cos ([personal profile] cos) wrote2016-01-08 04:54 pm

Six-word book descriptions

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?

[identity profile] irina ostrovskaya (from 2016-01-08 10:24 pm (UTC)(link)
what are the books?????????

[identity profile] 2016-01-08 10:34 pm (UTC)(link)
We're supposed to guess! I have some guesses...

[identity profile] 2016-01-09 01:57 am (UTC)(link)
3. Return of the King
6. Neverwhere
7. The Lorax

[identity profile] 2016-01-09 06:40 pm (UTC)(link)
2. Godel, Escher, Bach ?
8. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat ?

[identity profile] 2016-01-08 10:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Smoothly horrifying, alienated dystopia: the original

[identity profile] 2016-01-08 10:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Four siblings come to lion-Jesus.

[identity profile] 2016-01-08 10:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Angry teen becomes mystery solving heiress.

[identity profile] 2016-01-09 05:03 am (UTC)(link)
The Beekeeper's Apprentice

[identity profile] 2016-01-09 04:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Not the one I was thinking of, but totally valid. I liked that one too.

[identity profile] 2016-01-09 04:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, I'm even happier to be wrong :-) Hm!

[identity profile] 2016-01-08 11:32 pm (UTC)(link)
1) Brave little girl has vivid dream

2) Starfaring dolphins hide from Aliens.

3) I'm embarrassed I still love this

[identity profile] 2016-01-10 12:53 am (UTC)(link)
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)

[identity profile] 2016-01-09 03:38 am (UTC)(link)
Mine is "Girl observes town's civil rights struggles."

[identity profile] 2016-01-09 04:44 am (UTC)(link)

[identity profile] 2016-01-09 03:40 am (UTC)(link)
[ profile] majordomo's: "assistant pig-keeper saves the world."

[identity profile] 2016-01-09 04:45 am (UTC)(link)
and yes!

[identity profile] 2016-01-09 04:27 am (UTC)(link)
Dying children need emperor's exotic root.

[identity profile] 2016-01-09 05:02 am (UTC)(link)
The Bridge of Birds

[identity profile] 2016-01-09 05:01 am (UTC)(link)
1. Shardik
9. House of Stairs

[identity profile] 2016-01-09 05:08 am (UTC)(link)
Recreating people is more than cloning.

[identity profile] 2016-01-13 06:10 am (UTC)(link)

[identity profile] 2016-01-09 07:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Couple has five decade relationship gap.

[identity profile] 2016-01-10 12:04 am (UTC)(link)
#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".
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[identity profile] 2016-01-10 11:07 pm (UTC)(link)
6 Neverwhere