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Posted: Thursday, August 25, 2011 9:47:31 PM

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List the books and/or movies that provoked thinking that lead to a life change or a change in thought processes, and why?

Real simple and just be yourself and state the book title with the author or just the movie title and you don't have to be sexy, flip, or attempt to be funny just post the title andauthor on books and the title on the movie. And no text speak or bs huggle and muah bs.
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Posted: Thursday, August 25, 2011 9:48:52 PM

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1984 - George Orwell (Eric Blair)

Was a look at the way things might be and the general conformity of all and had me think to becoming an individual
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Posted: Thursday, August 25, 2011 11:40:48 PM

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Slaughter House Five - Kurt Vonnegut



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Slaughter House Five - Kurt Vonnegut



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Posted: Friday, August 26, 2011 4:04:04 AM

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A clockwork orange - Anthony Burgess

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Posted: Friday, August 26, 2011 9:12:51 AM

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Anything by David cronenberg. Crash, History of Violence, or Eastern Promises
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Posted: Friday, August 26, 2011 10:46:35 AM

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Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. Most profound book I've ever read. I learn something new every time I read it.
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Posted: Friday, August 26, 2011 11:21:30 AM

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Shotgun011 wrote:
List the books and/or movies that provoked thinking that lead to a life change or a change in thought processes, and why?

Real simple and just be yourself and state the book title with the author or just the movie title and you don't have to be sexy, flip, or attempt to be funny just post the title andauthor on books and the title on the movie. And no text speak or bs huggle and muah bs.


I'm going to chalk this up partly to me having a RAGING headache and also please note I would rather shoot myself in the foot than huggle anyone, but telling me exactly how I am allowed to post/speak on a public forum is sitting wrong with me right now. Yes, I know I could also choose not to post, but I keep seeing more threads that read like this.

The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver Made me really think more about the US government's interference/involvement in other countries.
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Posted: Friday, August 26, 2011 11:46:08 AM

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Johnathon Livingston Seagull ~ Richard Bach
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Posted: Friday, August 26, 2011 12:23:00 PM

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Catch 22 - Joesph Heller
Anything by James A. Michner
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Posted: Friday, August 26, 2011 5:01:13 PM

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Hmmm... I've thought about this and there are just too many. I readily confess I am a book junkie.read2
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Posted: Friday, August 26, 2011 6:21:05 PM

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The Art of War - Sun Tzu
The Tao te Ching - Lao Tze
Go Rinh no Sho (The Book of the Five Rings) - Miyamoto Musashi

The Legend has it the the reading of these three and adapting to your life will have be invincible in all you attempt. And so far find new ways to look at things
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Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2011 1:34:51 AM

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Big Hugs the BIBLE

'..May the Lord watch between you and me when we are absent from one another..' Gen31:49 Dancing
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Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2011 10:57:11 AM

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The War After Armeggedon - Ralph Peters

Opened with the dedication of:

Dedicated to;

Those who have sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution of The United States,
Against all enemies foriegn and domestic,.....So Help Me God!

Was a work of fiction yet too many parallels were brought forward in thought of what he put on the page and stuff in the book and outside of it were too close to comfort.
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Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2011 11:17:52 AM

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Movie: Soldier with Kurt Russell

The final remake and adaptation of Harlan Ellison's short story of same name and had one think if the program shown would one day be set in motion, and drew a parallel in part of how the Vietnam Veterans were treated with part of the movie
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Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2011 12:21:05 PM

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Movie- Loose Change

A documentary about the events that hapened on September 11th 2001. It can be seen on youtube.

The decisions we make dictate the life we have.
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Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2011 12:34:14 PM

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Movie(s) - W and Farenhieght 911

Raised questions about Bush administration and immediately after seeing W, Colin Powell denounced bush. 911 raised thoughts of again bush administration and the real possibility of conspirisy and the war. And both been fuel for debate since seeing them
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Posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 8:56:34 PM

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I have to think about this, right now it is between Friedrich Nietzsche and Marvel Comics. I'll get back to you later...

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Posted: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 9:30:09 PM

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Flowers For Algernon - Daniel Keyes which became the basis for the movie Charly.

Was a look at how science was used through surgery to cure retardation and other forms of mental illness and was ground breaking in causing thoughts of what Crighton later made mention of in the Terminal Man which process he made mention of is now being used for controlling Epilepsy and Parkinson's Disease.

(Which is sadly now out of print and very hard to find anymore)
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Posted: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 9:51:14 PM

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Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

Explored the idea of creating a perfect society and a caste system of the mass produced "new humans" in what was called hatcheries which the author a noted biologist took and wrote this book and in a way showing that conformity to all things was desired by the new society. Which might have had some bearing on the film Gattaca. Which also dealt with genetic manipulation to create a conforming and "new breed", as well as a new society.
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Posted: Thursday, September 01, 2011 9:51:18 PM

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The Holy Man written by Susan Trott

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Posted: Friday, September 02, 2011 10:04:01 AM

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My copy of the 1900 to 2000 has no spine cover, it's been used so much .... though the new one (below) looks pretty good still!

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Posted: Sunday, September 04, 2011 4:58:50 AM

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The boy with the stripe pajamas.
It's a story set in a concerntration camp during the second world war. A young Jew boy becomes friends with a german officers son.
Anything about the holocast is always thought provoking but this had me in tears.

Sophies choice is another one. I must remember not to wear eye makeup before watching war type films! lol
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Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2011 3:11:52 AM

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Last Lecture
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Posted: Saturday, September 17, 2011 11:17:15 AM

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Last 2 years: Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda -- Romeo Dalliare
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Posted: Saturday, September 17, 2011 7:35:08 PM

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Movie: Blue Valentine
Absolutely amazing performances by Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams.
Very erotic without showing too much skin
mjinsane
Posted: Sunday, September 18, 2011 11:01:37 PM

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Movie - Garden State
Book - Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs
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Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 8:49:09 AM

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The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeanette Walls
Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (also a movie)
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (also a movie)
Running with scissors by Augusten Burroughs (also a movie)
The five people you meet in heaven by Mitch Albom (also a movie)
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (also a movie)
What Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson (also a movie)
I choose books that have movies based on them for my book club, so that we can also watch the movie together :)
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Posted: Friday, October 28, 2011 11:40:08 AM

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crash course is on my list about the air traffic controler strike in 1981
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