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A few random books that influenced me

The books we love most passionately are often books we discover in late childhood or adolescence. Books we read at that age can have an enormous influence on us, too, can’t they? This isn’t a comprehensive list, by any means, but I’d just like to note down here a few books that influenced me.

 The first couple of titles will be no surprise at all to anyone who knows me.

 1.   The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Of course! I’m one of many thousands of people who have lived in Tolkien’s world in their imaginations. As to The Hobbit, I’d like to point to an extraordinary review on Goodreads . It is by Matt, who wrote it on August 26, 2008, and it beautifully sums up just how extraordinary a book The Hobbit actually is. Here is the link to his review.


2. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis. Now that I’m an adult, I can see why some people don’t like Lewis, and Till We Have Faces has supplanted this one as my favorite Lewis novel. But I still love Lucy and Edmund Pevensie, and I would still love to visit Narnia!