If you were lost on a desert island....

Discussion in 'Books' started by Comfortably Numb, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. and could only have one book with you, which book would it be and why?

    My choice would be "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance". I love this book... I think it's a very deep and spiritual book and being lost on a desert island, I would be needing to make those connections within myself. Plus it's just a damn good book!
  2. OddOneOut

    OddOneOut Member

    The Bible. It'd take ages to finish and since I'm not religious I could spend my time picking it apart, looking at all those theories...Yup, The Bible 'cause I could spend tons of time with it.
  3. icedteapriestess

    icedteapriestess linguistic freak

    Dune... never tire of reading it, and I get something new from it everytime. It's a very good social/economic/religous commentary, but also a very entertaining story.
  4. thank you both for answering...

    was beginning to think my thread was stranded on a deserted island!
  5. kokoyo112

    kokoyo112 Member

    Lord of the flies...

    It is just so good.. I can read it again and again..
  6. cerridwen

    cerridwen in stitches

    :) very cool idea.... Believe it or not I made it a point to sit and read the bible cover to cover once... helluva long read, but at least I can say I did it! :)

    If I could take just one book with me, it'd be a toss up between Douglas Coupland's Generation X or something by Anne Rice.
  7. Vana

    Vana Member

    ^ Mmm... Anne Rice... Merrick, perhaps.

    Or Jekyll and Hyde.
  8. MollyBloom

    MollyBloom Member

    I would take James Joyce's "Ulysses."

    No actually, I would take the annotated guide to Ulysses: that has each line and the explanation and history behind each section.
  9. severedheadstoner

    severedheadstoner ridiculously sane

    my hardback of the four hitchhikers's guide to the galaxy books.
  10. Oz!

    Oz! Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Encyclopedia Brittanica

    Long, soft, strong and thoroughly absorbant.......

    (but to read i'd take tolkien ;) )
  11. Tipo Sensuale

    Tipo Sensuale Senior Member

    First Choice - Umberto Eco's Island of the Day Before,
    After that Name of the Rose, Foucaults Pendulum or Baudolino. All damn good books that took me for ever to have the time to read and which keep me coming back to read another time.
  12. Boogabaah

    Boogabaah I am not here

    tales of the city
  13. Anders

    Anders Member

    "Friday" by Michel Tournier
    It retells Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe but gives the story a philosophical depth.
    All seen trough the eyes of his little help Friday.

    Its maybe the best choice if you're trapped on a desert island ;)

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