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Mr. Bodnaruk played rugby at SFU. One of his favorite reads was Death on the Installment Plan by Louis-Ferdinand Celine, his first introductions to French literature. Another great one was Village in the Vauclus, by Laurence Wylie. One of his favorite existential readings was the play, No Exit, by Jean-Paul Sartre – “hell is other people” :-)
No Exit and Three Other Plays by
Four seminal plays by one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century. An existential portrayal of Hell in Sartre's best-known play, as well as three other brilliant, thought-provoking works: the reworking of the Electra-Orestes story, the conflict of a young intellectual torn between theory and conflict, and an arresting attack on American racism.
Mr. Fortin played in the German professional hockey league for Manheim when he was 17. His favourite book at that time, that changed his life was "Do androids dream of electric sheep" Phillip K Dick... this was the book that became the classic Bladerunner movie...
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by
By 2021, the World War has killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remain covet any living creature, and for people who can't afford one, companies built incredibly realistic simulacra: horses, birds, cats, sheep. They've even built humans. Immigrants to Mars receive androids so sophisticated they are indistinguishable from true men or women. Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans can wreak, the government bans them from Earth. Driven into hiding, unauthorized androids live among human beings, undetected. Rick Deckard, an officially sanctioned bounty hunter, is commissioned to find rogue androids and "retire" them. But when cornered, androids fight back--with lethal force.
Ms. Boyarski was on the SFU Cheerleading Team. One of her favourite book series is "Game of Thrones". She also enjoys many of Stephen King's Novels - Particularly "Pet Cemetery".
A Game of Thrones by
Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister forces are massing beyond the kingdom's protective Wall. To the south, the king's powers are failing--his most trusted adviser dead under mysterious circumstances and his enemies emerging from the shadows of the throne. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the frozen land they were born to. Now Lord Eddard Stark is reluctantly summoned to serve as the king's new Hand, an appointment that threatens to sunder not only his family but the kingdom itself. Sweeping from a harsh land of cold to a summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, A Game of Thrones tells a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his thro≠ a child is lost in the twilight between life and death; and a determined woman undertakes a treacherous journey to protect all she holds dear. Amid plots and counter-plots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, allies and enemies, the fate of the Starks hangs perilously in the balance, as each side endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.
Mr. Mitruk did 5 years of varsity gymnastics at McMaster and Queens.
If he had to pick a favourite book, he'd have to choose books that changed him. "The Foundation" trilogy by sci. fi. author Isaac Asimov turned him into a reader for life. The book "Chaos" by James Gleick was the first non-fiction book he read for fun(?), and changed the way he looks at the world, its systems, and the way they interact.
For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future--to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire--both scientists and scholars--and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for a fututre generations. He calls his sanctuary the Foundation. But soon the fledgling Foundation finds itself at the mercy of corrupt warlords rising in the wake of the receding Empire. Mankind's last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the barbarians and be overrun--or fight them and be destroyed.
Ms. Watt played two years of varsity field hockey at Queen's and then 3 years of Cross Country and Track. Her favourite book might still be To Kill a Mockingbird, but really, she has no idea how to pick a favourite book. Too many genres, too little time to read them all.
To Kill a Mockingbird by
Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior - to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. This regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece .
Mr. Coupland played hockey for UBC.
Green Eggs and Ham by
"Do you like green eggs and ham?" asks Sam-I-am by Dr. Seuss. In a house or with a mouse? In a boat or with a goat? On a train or in a tree? Sam keeps asking persistently. With unmistakable characters and signature rhymes. In this most famous of cumulative tales, the list of places to enjoy green eggs and ham, and friends to enjoy them with, gets longer and longer. Follow Sam-I-am as he insists that this unusual treat is indeed a delectable snack to be savored everywhere and in every way.
Mr. Mustapich played Men's Varsity Soccer at UBC but for a short time as something else got in the way... school. His favourite book - The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. Great way to live your life....
The Four Agreements by
In The Four Agreements, bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.