There are so many books I love that I’ll just post them here as they occur to me.
Larry Gonick is an author I very much enjoy. He writes cartoon guides and histories, but I’ve found his books to have considerable substance. I loaned my cartoon history of the universe books to a history professor I know and he said the history was very solid. Larry Gonick’s books give an excellent overview of a subject, combined with marvelous humor. Even though the books are cartoons, they are not for children, as some of the things discussed are very adult.
History Books Cartoon History of the Universe I Cartoon History of the Universe II Cartoon History of the Universe III Cartoon History of the Modern World I Cartoon History of the United States
Science Books Cartoon Guide to Chemistry Cartoon Guide to Statistics Cartoon Guide to Physics Cartoon Guide to Genetics Cartoon Guide to the Environment Cartoon Guide to the Computer Cartoon Guide to Sex
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You also put down Lord of the Rings as one of your favorite films (I consider all three films to be just one long movie). How do you think the films compare to the books? And the Harry Potter books and films?
I've liked the Harry Potter films but I didn't like The Order of the Phoenix film as much as the others. The book was the longest in the series and they had to leave so much out. To people who hadn't read the novel, I doubt the film made much sense.
My favorite of the films is the Goblet of Fire. That was extremely well-done.
Yes - I do like the LotR movies too. I was however a little disappointed because they had cut soooooooo many scenes from the books. I think the portroyal of characters was good too, except for Faramir.
The HP movies are great too. My favorite is probabaly The Prisoner of Azkaban. The Order of the Phoenix wasn't too bad.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.