Favorite

IQ: Book Lovers 

We all have our favorites -- those dog-eared books we turn to again and again. Two common threads among this week's batch of citizen-on-the-street interviews is passionate author Ayn Rand and solitary philosopher Henry David Thoreau.

click to enlarge 6280_iq-5134.gif

Bailey Nelson
CC student
CC campus

What is your all-time favorite book? The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, a fable about following your dream that gave me courage to decide my own path.

What have you read recently that's good? A compilation of essays by Noam Chomskey, a linguist and critic of American foreign policy. It was fascinating in the context of September 11.

If you could have an affair with any author, who would it be? Jack London. He's an adventurist and I'm an outdoors person.

Name the book you wish you'd written. Walden. It opened me up to naturalism and civil disobedience.

Who's the sexiest philosopher? Karl Marx.

click to enlarge a2b4_iq-5134.gif

Jim Withers
Computer technician
Garden of the Gods

What novel do you wish you'd written? Anything by Twain. I admire his storytelling.

What's your favorite book ever? A Midsummer Night's Dream.

What's the best romance/love novel ever? The diaries of Anais Nin. I love her boldness, especially for that time period.

click to enlarge e791_iq-5134.gif

Allen Owen
Computer technician
Manitou Springs

What novel do you wish you'd written? The one I'm going to write.

What author would you pick to have an affair with? Ayn Rand. We'd argue her views while having passionate sex.

What's the best-ever love and/or sex novel? Trouble and Her Friends, by a lesbian author. A friend gave it to me and I devoured it in one night.

click to enlarge e6f9_iq-5134.gif

Lee Hand
Cook
Near North End

What novel do you wish you'd written? The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.

What's the best love novel? The Scarlet Letter. Having a baby out of wedlock with a minister. The struggle people go through because of the mistakes they make.

Name your favorite book. Cat's Cradle by Vonnegut. I like the idea of a religion that believes in nothing.

click to enlarge 52fd_iq-5134.gif

Jennifer Grenz
CC student
CC campus

What book do you wish you'd written? Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. I like her highly counter-cultural philosophy that man is an end to himself in a world where we depend so much on other people and religion.

Who's the sexiest philosopher? Thoreau, because of his idealism and romanticism. And who wouldn't want to live at Walden?

  • We all have our favorites -- those dog-eared books we turn to again and again.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Latest in IQ

  • IQ: Tuck in, take out

    What happens when our dining experiences go pear-shaped?
    • Feb 3, 2011
  • IQ: Filling the lifeboats

    For years, our economy rode the crest of inflated home prices in a booming market. When the bubble popped, many were left thrashing in the deep end.
    • Jan 27, 2011
  • More »

Popular Events

More by Bob Campbell

Top Viewed Stories

All content © Copyright 2014, The Colorado Springs Independent   |   Website powered by Foundation