How True

From Kung Fu Monkey....

-- There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.

3 comments:

Some Hippie Chick | March 30, 2009 at 1:46 PM
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Some Hippie Chick | March 30, 2009 at 1:48 PM

Haha, good one! Both of those books had a big influence on me, and I've encouraged my kids to read them too. Everyone should. Figuring out what you believe in partly lies in determining what you don't.

Kelly | March 30, 2009 at 3:55 PM

As someone who has read neither, I really am in no position to make fun but the Ayn Rand fanatics on the right are driving me insane. When I read that quote at Kung Fu Monkey, I thought of you so glad you chimed in. Hope things are great for you. It's a beautiful spring day here and I'm on spring break all week.