Has a fictional book ever inspired you?

@SomeCowgirl (32273)
United States
July 4, 2010 1:21am CST
With a market full of self help and inspirational books out there, I was wondering if a fictional book has ever inspired you more or about the same as a self help or inspirational book that is non ficiton and designed to help you? I like to read, and can say that some of the fictional books I have read has helped me in one way or another. If not by giving me an extra boost of confidence, or an extra push to enthusiasm, it's helped me figure out what I'd like to do when my husband and I have the money, and the time... So has a fictional book ever inspired you?
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@CJscott (4184)
• Canada
5 Jul 10
When I was reading Eldest, the second book in the Inheritance series, by Christopher Paolini, I was uber impressed by the amount of sound, law of attraction, positive mental attitude advice was given to Eragon, by the Cripple who is whole. Sincerely and With Appreciation.
• India
6 Jul 10
CJ.. you seem to be reading quite a lot. from CARNEGIE .. did you read any book from Eric Von Danicken? ... about GOD?
@Canellita (12059)
• United States
17 Jul 10
Books, movies, poems, songs... That's why they exist. I won't get into it here but you should look into the writings of Joseph Campbell, particularly "The Power of Myth."
• United States
5 Jul 10
Fictional books inspire me more than non-fiction does. I look up to some of the heros in my stories, and it is because of them that I strive to be a better person. I might not ever save the world, but I can make my corner of the world a better place. If I read about a character who's lost, alone, or otherwise in trouble... it makes me think about all the real people out there in the world who are like that, and what I can do to help.
@marguicha (76046)
• Chile
5 Jul 10
For me reading a good book is always a conversation with myself and finally a way to open new paths of thought.I have grown up with books and I could not say which one gave me what. IF I could explain what I think gives meaning to my life, I would have to talk about an axis of love and respect. That is a goal, an end of a difficult path. Books show how to make one step less difficult. Take for instance John SteinbeckĀ“s Grapes of Wrath. That book changed even the US government and made the authorities aware of a terrible problem. For me(I read several years after it was written) it meant a look into the best and the worst of mankind (and how we have both inside us). There are lots of books like the example I have given and I could go on forever. We can learn about real human beings through characters of the best books that have been written. Take care and happy posting!
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
4 Jul 10
Alot of books out there to push you on your way in good advice and makes you just want to go out aND GET IT DONE!
• India
4 Jul 10
DAN BROWN's DIGITAL FORTRESS ... it is not a simple work of fiction. This great author has taken many pains to work out the modalities of different organizations .. and then, weave a very strong story. and, I use his stories, in my lectures, about different subjects ... thanks for the memory.