Phrases become bywords in conversations. Thoughts become conversation starters. Lately, 'Alas, Babylon' has been a lurking novel in our discussions. Written in 1959, it is incredibly apt for today's world. I'll always be grateful to the teacher who had us read this in HS.
'Troopers' is another well written philosophical read. The absolute STUPID movie loosely based on this work of Heinlein's was horrible. I've never been fond of movies based on books, few of them succeeded. 'Troopers' was a travesty of good literature gone to the dregs of cinema. I'm sure Johnnie is spinning in his suit! This link by Josh Wimmer is perfect!
Christmas always means books. Hoping to pick up something by Richard Peck in audio form this year. Totally different, but absolutely entertaining.