Well, I'm off to Seattle in just a couple of hours. I'll be away until the new year, so postings between then and now are unlikely.
During the interim, let's get some feedback on books in general. What are your favorite novels and why?
For me, any such list would include
Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand
The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand
1984, by George Orwell
Animal Farm, by George Orwell
Brave New World, by Alduous Huxley
Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
These books demonstrate the greatness and the depravity of humankind. They offer us hope while reminding us all of the most basic human frailties that so often prevent us from achieving our ideals. After reading each one, I felt enlightened. Atlas Shrugged, in particular, changed the way that I looked at the world.
So I bid you adieu. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.