Lat week I posted a list of 10 most misused words in the English language and the response from readers was fascinating. Many of you hold strong opinions on how words are used – more than I expected.
I thought I’d follow up last weeks list with a new one. Here’s a list of 10 books that have inspired vociferous arguments. The titles range from the Bible to The Catcher in the Rye and O.J. Simpson’s confession: If I did It.
- The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
- The Book of Mormon
- The Catcher in the Rye
- The God Delusion
- If I Did It: Confessions of a Killer
- The Prince
- The Communist Manifesto
- The Q’uran
- The Bible
One detail I found interesting in this list was that The Da Vinci Code almost made its way on to the list. I don’t see how fictional tripe could be controversial, but I guess it is. But it was beat out by the book that it copied most of its ideas from: The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail. Unlike The Da Vinci Code, this other book makes a claim of being nonfiction.
What do you think of the books on the list?