Happy Halloween from the Libraries@Trocaire!!!
We thought we'd have a bit of fun and dress up today...mostly we are just getting some weird stares. But, we have candy and books and databases - just three of the many reasons to visit us today!
And now to the Battle results!!
Candide is philosophical discourse at its sassy-ist. Instead of merely critiquing the Philosophy of Optimism, Voltaire takes it to its absurd limits with hilarious and tragic form. Plus, what philosopher can say that their writing inspired a musical from Leonard Bernstein? – Christopher Culp – Faculty, Music
(1984) is a book that speaks to the human fear of being constantly watched and judged. It plays with the idea of pretend freedom, and that is a powerful idea. – Allyson, Student
Slaughterhouse-Five has been accused of being irreverent and obscene (which just makes it that much more interesting of a read) and of course anything with sex/homosexuality is likely to put books on banned lists. I like the mix of reality with fantasy and how it addresses the concept of free will. – Sara, Student
Margaret Atwood is a master storyteller, and one of my favorite authors. This book (A Handmaid's Tale) about a world in which women suddenly become second class citizens always struck me as all too frighteningly possible. An unforgettable story. – Susan Cutrona, Library
What other book has raised more controversy than the Bible? A book that causes such debate draws your attention whether you believe it or not. It has taken lives and has given life. No other book has that power. - Leigh-Ann, Student