- Slaughterhouse Five - The emotional connection of this one turns it into so much more than a weirdo sci-fi book, even though that's what it kinda is.
- Sandman - Tears by the time I get to the end of this one, once the wake comes around...wonderfully rich characters in a wonderfully looping story. The absolute editions are gorgeous.
- Planetary - The finite nature of this comic series, admittedly, helped me get into it, but that's not what's spectacular about it. The combination of so many cultural references surprisingly creates an entirely new something that's beautiful.
- All-Star Superman - There's not been a better Superman story told, and there aren't many better tales. We've pretty much never gotten this resonant a story from the comics.
- The Electric Brae - This one has a long, long history in my world. The copy I have was sort of stolen from the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library. It came into my world at a very needy time, and it's been perfect for me for a number of rereads. Pretty much everybody I hand it to doesn't believe that it's all that much good, but for me, it's everything I want and need.
- Infinite in All Directions - Another one that came into my world at a time when I needed something. The connection with Aberdeen certainly didn't hurt. Intelligent exploration of science and how it affects our world, what it means to one great scientist.
- Fight Club - The book is better than the movie, seriously.
- Brave New World - I've loved this since I read it in high school. Brilliant exploration of modern culture and eugenics and mass production...and I love the misunderstanding of today's culture from the future archeologists.
- Iowa Baseball Confederacy - Found this one in the Wabash bookstore as a frosh. Cost me a whole dollar. Best $1 book I've ever bought. Wonderful balance of magic and sports...great love story.
here's the deal...
Here's what I've answered so far...
- #25 - "I Know What Love Is" by Don White
- #35 - no business
- #36 - MLK, Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech on the National Mall
- #16 - Scotland...Wabash...my first college visit home
- #19 - No
- #22 - skydiving
- #24 - Beastie Boys in NYC
- #27 - Fight Club, Grosse Pointe Blank, Hoosiers, or Primer...