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Good Books

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by MESTHREE, Nov 2, 2001.


    MESTHREE Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 2,902 Likes Received: 35
    Just thought Id bring this one up again. Anyone have any books they've read recently that they want to recomend?
    heres a few Ive read:

    the sound and the fury - william faulkner hard read....hard to get used to some of the reginal language and time shifts but really nice desciptive stuff in it.

    Memoirs of a dutiful daughter - Simone de Beauvoire - really really good. Kinda girly for some of you guys perhaps but if you like philosophy this book is awesome. Im going to read everything shes ever written.

    Animal Farm - George Orwell I never read this in highschool and its short so I just thought Id read it.....really good.

    A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth - again kinda girly maybe. its about india set in the 50's I believe. I learned alot from reading this one.

    And right now Im reading on the road - jack Kerouac Its so damn awesome. I want to quit school and travel so badly.

    anyone else?
  2. metallix

    metallix Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 7, 2001 Messages: 2,955 Likes Received: 1
  3. beardo

    beardo Guest

    The Cosmic Serpent

    DNA and the Origins of Knowledge

    Molecular biologist works with ayahuasca shamans and concludes they were given the knowledge of the DNA double-helix. Combines personal adventure, study of Amazon ethnobotany, and investigation into sources of knowledge, intelligence, and consciousness. Extensive notes, bibliography, and index.

    Jeremy Narby 1998; Tarcher (Putnam) 0-87477-911-1, hb #CSP 22.95
    271 pg; also 0-87477-964-2, pb #CSPF 12.95
  4. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 235
    dude, beardo, if you just wanna learn how to grow hydro, there are books tailored specificly for that. you dont have to read the rest of the mumbo jumbo. unless your trying to validate your muchroom intake as as being 'religious' then i guess, go ahead...
  5. beardo

    beardo Guest

  6. bumdigger

    bumdigger Guest

    the plot irvine wallace
    the red dragon thomas harris(pre silence of the lambs)
    the stand
    the last don
  7. nomadawhat

    nomadawhat Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 24, 2001 Messages: 5,001 Likes Received: 2
    A Peoples History of the United States
  8. bobobi11

    bobobi11 Elite Member

    Joined: Dec 15, 2000 Messages: 2,807 Likes Received: 0
    I have so many books, from every genre, that it is hard to recommend ones. Currently about 800-1000 books in my library.

    On the philosophical bent list you have started...

    Ken Kesey - Sailor's Song, Sometimes a Great Notion. Most people read Cuckoo's Nest and stop, his other work is great as well.

    Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid's Tale. Really interesting book about what would happen if enviromental pollution rendered the majority of the population sterile.

    Eddy Clearwater - Reservation Blues. Great book about modern life on a reservation.

    Charles Frazier - Cold Mountain Diary. This is about a soldiers walk home after the Civil War. Very moving.

    For those more into bestseller type books....

    Michael Crichton - Timeline. If you have not read this book it is a must read. Totally different from his other stuff, it involves archaeology and time travel to medeviel (Law?) times.
  9. THE LAW

    THE LAW Guest

    lizard music by daniel pinkwater
    hell, anything by daniel pinkwater...in the children's section.

  10. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
    The Little Prince - Antoine de St. Euxbeury

    these are the most profound books I've ever read.
    They're like the Te Tao Ching...
    you can read it in a day, over over a lifetime.
  11. The last book i read was:

    Sensitive Chaos : The Creation of Flowing Forms in Water and Air
    by Theodor Schwenk. I highly recomend it.The foreword is written by Zack Custo (the oceanologist) and the whole book is about how water moves and behaves as an element and how everything in this world moves with the same way...Great images and diagrams also.Beardo will like it for sure.

    *The heart of darkness by Conrad

    *"Keeper in the rye" by J.D.Sallinger($$)

    and two books by the same author i've mentioned in the past:

    "The Beach" and "Tesseract" (!) by Alex Garland, penguin books

    The beach is the book that the movie was based on but if you hated the movie(i did) you will love the book.Seeking will like this.

    Oh, i forgot "High Fidelity" by nick hornby penguin books again
    If you liked the movie you'll love the book

    and "Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture" by Apostolos Doxiadis.
    A novel on mathematics,like the movie "pi"
  12. KASTsystem

    KASTsystem Member

    Joined: Jul 3, 2001 Messages: 832 Likes Received: 0
    The Fountainhead - by Ayn Rand
    The Society of the Spectacle - by Guy DeBord
    T.A.Z. Temporary Autonomous Zone - by Hakim Bey (you can read it free online: Temporary Autonomous Zone by Hakim Bey )
    The Masterpiece - by Emile Zola
  13. Anyone

    Anyone Member

    Joined: Sep 27, 2000 Messages: 430 Likes Received: 0
    American Pharoh

    Good book about Chicago's old corrupt ass mayor Richard M. Daley. I always wondered why Chicago was so fucked up, racialy and finacially. This book answered a lot of my questions.
  14. shameless self promotion

    shameless self promotion 12oz Legend

    Joined: Mar 7, 2001 Messages: 16,307 Likes Received: 112
    nomad...awesome book, much props..heres some of mine...

    ..I am the cheese...i think this is the title..
    At dawn we slept..
    Killer Angels..
    Anything by Chompsky...
    Deffinatly animal farm, good choice mes!
    Jurassic Park..loved this years ago..
    These are just a few i have sittin near me that i love...still not finished with at dawn we slept...its great...
  15. T.T Boy

    T.T Boy Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 18, 2001 Messages: 21,803 Likes Received: 41
    The apprenticeship of duddy kravitz- Mordecai Richler