My postings, and commentings have been really light as of late, as I've just finished the ultimate book.
For the past few days I've been juggling reading, sleeping, and working, no time for computers.
Normally I don't go in for philosophy, or sci-fi (anymore).
I had bought the book awhile ago on a whim, I had heard it was highly controversial, and the terrible terrible movie on it was the complete opposite of the book.
Which could be due to the fact that one of the producers admitted that he couldn't finish reading the book. I myself, never finished watching the movie, it made me want to gouge out my eyes.
Now, I've got a few unread books lying around. I picked up the Diaries of Ronald Reagan (bigger than a Bible) close to a year ago, and eventually I'll read it. Just... not right now.
I narrowed the choice down to this small book (below 300 pages), and a Dean Koontz novel. So then came the coin toss.
The small book won. And I'm glad it did.
While I don't agree with everything written in the book, it's bland of action and thought were amazing.
This book also predicted the reactions of civilians to a devastating attack on a civilian target- cease all offensive military operations, and play a defensive (losing) war.
This book was written in the mid 50s by the way
So, I've finished it. And... I kind of want to read it again. It was amazing. And it's possible some of you might actually have guessed the book (hint: apparently it's a recommended read by 4 of 5 US military officer schools or somesuch thing).
The nameless book is called...
Loved every page. Amazing. I recommend it highly.
This probably won't be my only post on the book. You've been duly warned.