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The 10 Books Most Readers Would Want When Stranded On A Deserted Island
Islands have played a hugely important role in literature right from the start, both as locations and as metaphors, and sometimes even as characters. We've compiled a list of some of the greatest island books. It includes four Nobel Prize winners, and at least two works that spawned their own literary genres. Its central figure Odysseus or Ulysses is trying to get home, ten years after the Trojan war, and he visits a series of islands on his way. A welfare state, equality of the sexes, no private property, religious freedom: the island's society is, in many ways, a model one. Probably the most iconic of all island books. Even if you haven't read it, you know the story : man is shipwrecked; man spends many years alone on an island; man is rescued.
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His persistent will to survive on the high seas, in multiple Japanese POW camps, and in the dire domestic circumstances to which he returned in America, is the fabric of a narrative that would certainly provide me with the hope and hubris necessary to make it on my own on a desert island. Moreover, his refusal to give in and magnanimity might be enough for me to swallow a coconuts-for-breakfast-lunch-and-dinner diet, at least for a few weeks. Simply put, this illuminating novel contains several relevant references—both survival and spiritual in nature—that would assist me as I attempt to safely chart my course to an uninhabited parcel of jungle. While some of you might call this a frivolous use of a precious literary artifact, I contend that you would likely do the same, faced with the grim realities of becoming a shish kebob or walking the plank, respectively. Galapagos , by Kurt Vonnegut Just in case it ever becomes my sole responsibility to forge a new species and corresponding social structure, I would consider this homage to Darwinism to be a must-have evolutionary handbook. There are also the snouts, and the nubbins—ewww!
Whether it be on a deserted island plane crash or sinking boat , completely snowed in, in a bare-minimum cabin, or even stuck in an elevator, there has been some exciting, scary and especially STEAMY intensity going on. And that kind of feeling has me on my TOES! Like we ARE them. Living it all, and feeling every single emotion. All of those moments, the trepidation, and the eventual bonding, becoming a team, and suddenly life meaning so much more than it ever did. Often, before we to the steamy stuff, we get a ton of the scary stuff to contend with.