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I need a good book

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by T.T Boy, Feb 5, 2002.

  1. T.T Boy

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    I need a good book

    Discussion started by T.T Boy - Feb 5, 2002

    ok, for some unknown reason in the past little while i have the desire to read uncontrollably, ive finished most of the novels i own for the umpteenth time, and now im looking for suggestions on what else i could read. please enlighten me on some good reads, and ill head to the library and pick up a few gems. they could be on anything just as long as its good, i can find intrest in almost any subject so please, tell me book that have really changed you and your life and the way that you think. thank you for your time.
     
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    the simpsons philosophy book seems to be good reading
     
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    neuromancer by william gibson (really anything by william gibson is awesome)
    diamond age by neal stephenson

    both are really good sci-fi stuff, and these two are the only books i've read more than twice
     
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    ive read 'on the road' and 'big sur' about 15 times a piece, but who hasnt?
     
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    oh this isnt directed at anyone, but please dont tell me to read an idiots guide to being gay and stupid or anything like that, i dont want to know how many times you read a goosebumps or rl stine novel. serious replies thank you.

    ( please proceed to rip into me by telling me to read novels such as these)
     
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    it takes alot for me to read a book more than once, let alone 3 or more times... i'm somewhere around 13 for neuromancer, and 5 for diamond age

    as for kerouac (i hope i spelled that right), whenever i get on a kick for that shit i finish one book and just move right on to the next... i've read on the road twice, but it's not gonna get read again anytime soon...


    p.eth. the idiot'th guide to being gay taught me how to write like thith...
     
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    haha, i dunno ive been really into philosophy books lately but i also enjoy novels. kerouac is my favorite author ever. if you can get your hands on some Camus you might enjoy it
     
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    i read the stranger... i wasn't stoked... all the existentialist stuff just doesn't do it for me... i'm not saying i'm religious, or even that i believe in god, but i just can't dig on the whole "life is a meaningless void:spent:" thing...
     
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    yeah alot of people dont like it, you might like 'the plague' cause you can take the story many different ways
     
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    i'm reading the way of the shaman right now... i am diggin on that
     
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    anything by Hermann Hesse, in particular

    -Demian
    -Siddhartha

    anything by Franz Kafka (all his short stories!)

    -The Trial
    -The Metamorphisis

    James Joyce

    -Ulysses
    -Dubliners

    Anthony Burgess (author of A Clockwork Orange)

    -The Wanting Seed (i think thats what its called)

    ah shit well thats off the top of my head and these are all good books. some of them are even life-changing, and all of them are moving in some way or the other, i wouldnt be surprised if you've read a lot of them, ugh yes well if you havent read any of these then you are really missing out.


    a really cool mystical entertaining adventure type whimsical doodah book is Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. i love this book its rad ! yooy!
     
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    i just read thewilliams stairs , it was pretty good

    but i say read the celestine prophecy , kicks ass
    same with the icebreaker:D
     
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    way of the shaman? hmm... whats that about?
     
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    thanks alot for the suggestions guys. kerouac is a must. ill check this sometime tomorrow morning before i go out and pck some stuff up. thanks again.
     
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    no problemo muchacho
     
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