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SupremeSpod
18th October 2012, 07:43
...161 years since the creation of "Moby Dick".

Which books written today(or in the past 5 years) do you think will stand the tests of time and be popular and readable 161 years from now?

mudskipper
18th October 2012, 07:46
xoggoth Tales eBook: xavier O'goth: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store (http://www.amazon.co.uk/xoggoth-Tales-ebook/dp/B006YSDKN6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350546382&sr=8-1)

d000hg
18th October 2012, 08:04
...161 years since the creation of "Moby Dick".

Which books written today(or in the past 5 years) do you think will stand the tests of time and be popular and readable 161 years from now?Good question, and very difficult... we think of Moby Dick et al as classics but when they were written were they simply another decent read?

Old Hack
18th October 2012, 08:15
But the classics shouldn't be called classics, just because. I read Homers Oddyssey and the IIiad, and, well, fook me, it took a long time, and wasn't an easy read.

Ben Hur? Meant to be a classic and to be frank, it took me about 5 attempts to read it.

It's actually very subjective too. I like to read old travel books about places I have been to, just to see what has actually changed. I think some humourous travel books will stand the test of time, well, for people like me.

cailin maith
18th October 2012, 08:20
I think some humourous travel books will stand the test of time, well, for people like me.

Have you read this one?

Molvania: A Land Untouched by Modern Dentistry Jetlag Travel Guide: Amazon.co.uk: Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch: Books (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Molvania-Untouched-Modern-Dentistry-Jetlag/dp/1843542323/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1350548393&sr=1-1)

Very funny.

SimonMac
18th October 2012, 08:22
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Moby-Duck-True-Story-bath-Toys/dp/1908526025/

Old Hack
18th October 2012, 08:23
Have you read this one?

Molvania: A Land Untouched by Modern Dentistry Jetlag Travel Guide: Amazon.co.uk: Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch: Books (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Molvania-Untouched-Modern-Dentistry-Jetlag/dp/1843542323/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1350548393&sr=1-1)

Very funny.

No, not yet, but just ordered. £1.58 delivered!

Cheers

cailin maith
18th October 2012, 08:27
No, not yet, but just ordered. £1.58 delivered!

Cheers

There are a couple of other in the series too. Phaic Tan and another one I can't quite remember the name of.

The kind you can pick up and put down randomly.

DodgyAgent
18th October 2012, 08:30
...161 years since the creation of "Moby Dick".

Which books written today(or in the past 5 years) do you think will stand the tests of time and be popular and readable 161 years from now?

A Dummies guide to being a contractor :laugh

SupremeSpod
18th October 2012, 08:31
A Dummies guide to being a contractor :laugh

Anyone else laughing?

Thought not.

Old Hack
18th October 2012, 08:34
There are a couple of other in the series too. Phaic Tan and another one I can't quite remember the name of.

The kind you can pick up and put down randomly.

Thanks for this.

I'll see how this one goes. I think I have read a few of the type, so think I'll enjoy it.

DodgyAgent
18th October 2012, 08:38
...161 years since the creation of "Moby Dick".

Which books written today(or in the past 5 years) do you think will stand the tests of time and be popular and readable 161 years from now?

Hindi for contractors :laugh

Old Hack
18th October 2012, 08:40
Hindi for contractors :laugh

Guide to Benefits for IT Recruiters.

SupremeSpod
18th October 2012, 09:07
Hindi for contractors :laugh

The Penguin Dictionary of Computers: Amazon.co.uk: Anthony Chandor with John Graham and Robin Williamson: Books (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Penguin-Dictionary-Computers-Anthony-Williamson/dp/B003UO80BE)

SimonMac
18th October 2012, 09:09
Contract Law For Dummies (http://www.amazon.com/Contract-Dummies-Business-Personal-Finance/dp/1118092732)

BrilloPad
18th October 2012, 09:13
A Dummies guide to being a contractor :laugh

Excuses & Lies for All Occasions (http://www.knockknockstuff.com/catalog/categories/books-other-words/books/excuses-and-lies-for-all-occasions/)

Doggy Styles
18th October 2012, 09:17
Roger's Profanisaurus.

Bunk
18th October 2012, 09:44
I was reading something yesterday about how Tolkien was concerned about initial sales of The Hobbit not being great and was considering making changes for the next edition. It went on to sell over 100 million so he was probably worrying over nothing.

OwlHoot
18th October 2012, 11:41
...161 years since the creation of "Moby Dick".

Which books written today(or in the past 5 years) do you think will stand the tests of time and be popular and readable 161 years from now?

I thought that Google cartoon was Eric the Red :confused:

cojak
18th October 2012, 11:51
But the classics shouldn't be called classics, just because. I read Homers Oddyssey and the IIiad, and, well, fook me, it took a long time, and wasn't an easy read.

Ben Hur? Meant to be a classic and to be frank, it took me about 5 attempts to read it.

It's actually very subjective too. I like to read old travel books about places I have been to, just to see what has actually changed. I think some humourous travel books will stand the test of time, well, for people like me.

Interesting. I read The Iliad when I was 15 and found it a thrilling read, the battle scenes evoking the gore and the terror have never been beaten. Only The Lord of The Rings: Return of the King matched it.

As you did with the Iliad, I found LotR bloody tedious until that point.