Re: Great books for young people?
Rafael Kaufmann (email@example.com)
Thu, 31 Dec 1998 03:53:04 -0200
Well, I'm a blasè kind of person, as well as relatively young, so I
can't really tell you that any book has _changed_ my life... but some of
the books that have made an impact on my life are:
- _Contact_, Carl Sagan
- _A Brief History of Time_, Stephen Hawkings
- _Shröedinger's Cat_, John Gribb[io]n. By now, you might have perceived
a pattern developing, eh? Stick with me.
- _Mage: the Ascension_, Second Edition, Phil Brucato and Someone Else
Whose Name I Cannot Seem to Remember Right Now
- _Unproving the False Religion of Evolution_ - for sheer humor value.
It's available on the net, I just can't find it right now.
- _...And the Bible Was Right!_, Werner Keller. Before I read this I was
a die-hard atheist who bashed the Christians and their Holy Babble at
Now I'm just a die-hard atheist who bashes the Christians at
every opportunity. Go figure.
- _Broca's Brain_, Carl Sagan
- _The Dragons of Eden_, Carl Sagan. I'm sorry, but Carl Sagan is my
hero. I can't help it.
Rafael Kaufmann (at home)
"So, do you think you can tell heaven from hell? Blue skies and pain?
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail? A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell, or did they get you to trade your heroes for
ghosts, hot ashes for trees, hot air for a cool breeze? Cold comfort for
change? And did you exchange a walk-on part in the war for a lead role
in a cage?"
- Pink Floyd, "Wish You Were Here"