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MESTHREE

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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?

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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

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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...

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the plot irvine wallace

the red dragon thomas harris(pre silence of the lambs)

the stand

the last don

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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.

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lizard music by daniel pinkwater

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

 

THE LAST GURU

SLAVES OF SPIEGEL

SNARKOUT BOYS AND THE AVACADO OF DEATH

SNARKOUT BOYS AND THE BACONBURG HORROR

ALAN MENDELSOHN THE BOY FROM MARS

WORMS OF KUKUMLIMA

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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.

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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"

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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.

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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...

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neuromancer- william gibson

straight man- richard russo

the teachings of don juan: a yaqui way of knowledge- carlos castaneda (really good...anthropology student studies with a yaqui shaman, lots of hallucinogenics used..incredible descriptions... very interesting)

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SnowCrash- william gibson

Trainspotting..by that one fool

Way Past Cool- some dude from oakland

Junkee- by that cat that had somthing to with that lunch movie about junkies, oh naked lunch i think

i dont know...i read hella magazines and newspapers.

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Originally posted by Remy Martin

Junkee- by that cat that had somthing to with that lunch movie about junkies, oh naked lunch i think

 

yes...good book.

it's by William S. Burroughs

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shame on you for not knowing it's William S. Burroughs

:) hehe

yeah naked lunch and all that jazz.

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Originally posted by MESTHREE

 

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?

 

aigh...Kerouac

be careful..

you might end up running away numerous times

I'd like to blame my summer escapad'e on him ( 'cos it aint freddys fault') heh...

 

check out the Dharma Bums by him too

Mexico City Blues i think its called, a collection of his poetry

 

Lonesome Traveller

 

The Subterraneans

 

if you want something mind bending- Naked Lunch

 

Ginsberg's poetry

 

New York Graphic- i read this a while ago strage tale of an odd photographer...a priest decapitated by a flying sewer lid...a porn star who is HIV positive..

It was interesting to say the least.

 

Soul on Ice, E. Cleaver

 

Darkness Visible, Golding - this made absolutley no sense to me for the first bit..but it was damn good...I'm glad I continued reading.

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on another note the suckiest book ever produced at a 5th grade reading level is "A wrinkle in Time" by madeline d'engle or some shit. the point is, this book is totally fucked.

 

books by richard preston are good, I swear. The Cobra event, and The Hotzone.

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Cook Wise- a cookbook for people who want to know that you have to cook out the alpha amylase in the egg yolk at 140 degrees to make your custard set at room temperature, and not too high because your custard will curdle, also just about everything else you've ever wondered about, by Shirley Corriher, 25 bucks i think.

 

The Gonzo Papers: Volume I- The Great Shark Hunt, Hunter S. Thompson-all the stuff that didn't make it into Fear and Loathing in Vegas, or F &L on the Campaign Trail, or did it (i've never read them).

 

the John Grady trilogy, whatever they're called, Cormac McCarthy. good ole boys in the dying west, or cowboys done gone bad.

 

TPH of the US, i'll third that once again, two years and i almost want to read it again, but big books scare me, there's just so much more to forget!

 

also, really want to read the sequel to the Talisman, by King & Straub, as i just re read the original.

 

lots of books i've never read on this list, good to see.

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Bomb The Suburbs-Upski

Where the sidewalk ends-Shel Silerstein

Anything Dr. Suess-artistic value of drugs

Anythng Mark Twain

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the last few books i've read have been pretty wack. stick to short stories for awhile.

 

hermann melville (might have to read twice).

nathanial hawthorne

 

the last full book i enjoyed was one flew over the cuckoo's nest.

i just read silent partner, by... umm... some chick. mary stuart phelps, i think. zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

 

now i'm about to start up a book of short stories by mary wilkins freeman.. i'll let ya know how it goes.

 

and if you're interested in the development of cities:

a new england town, kenneth lockridge

autobiography of benjamin franklin.... but dont worry about the last 80 pages or so, unless you have an interest in government

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