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I'd like to start a thread about books.... I know lots of you are brilliant people, and a lot of that brilliance is due to reading. If all of you could post your favorite book that would be greatly appreciated.... I know everyone has a few books that really inspire them and they go back to time and time again.... I could use the suggestions for some reading over the holiday.... thank you.

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"Walden" by Henry Thoreau

fucking awesome. makes me want to build a shack in the woods somewhere nice and remove myself from society. try and get one of the editions with some of his other stuff included with it, like "walking" and "on the duty of civil disobedience" cause they are also worth reading, but not really big enough to justify buying by themselves.

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i really cant think of a favorite. right now im reading 'still she haunts me'

 

 

its about the author of the adventures of alice in wonderland, and his infatuation with a 7 year old girl. well, she was seven when he first became obsessed with her, but he knew her until she was 11. yeah. good stuff.

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Guest imported_sofarok

cant go wrong with anything by douglas coupland.

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Long walk to freedom by Nelson Mandela.

 

i really had no info about him before i read tis book. even if you dont find him interesting its a damn good read none the less.

 

 

 

 

i also like mordecai richler books.

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Has anyone read 'Mein Kampf" (sp?)

Dont get offended i aint no nazi, i'm curious,

anyone?

 

 

 

 

Leave PC behind

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Originally posted by Tesseract

Has anyone read 'Mein Kampf" (sp?)

Dont get offended i aint no nazi, i'm curious,

anyone?

 

 

 

 

Leave PC behind

 

i never have, but ive always wanted to. that intersts me alot, i just want to see what all the hype is about.

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Guest Jan Ulrich

bookwormz

 

ham on rye- charles bukowski

me talk pretty someday- david sedaris

anything by salinger

 

there's a book by this comedian named mark merrin that i can guarentee will be worth reading but i forgot the title. pick it up if you can find it. he's shit your pants funny.

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Guest blood as ink

i've been reading evasion...it's really good too.

 

other fave's...

siddartha by hermann hesse.

and anything by dr. seuss.

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Guest Handjob

still tryig to complete the Kerouac set.

 

Reading Big Sur right now, then I plan to read Satori in Paris and The Pic.

Also reading Moby Dick, and rereading The Catcher in the Rye (its a once a year thing...). Also planning on rereading The Subterranians, a great book for the heat broken suckers out there...

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-Fight Club

-Survivor

-Trainspotting

-Grapes of Wrath

-Ken Kesey (anything)

-Flowers for algernon

-Edward Albey

- The Zoo Story

 

Not very cultured, thats all I could think of off the top of my head

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Guest professor poopatronic

the sirens of titan- kurt vonnegut

ham on rye- charles bukowski (good call)

on the road- jack kerouac

for whom the bell tolls- ernest hemingway

i just finished 1984 today, and the "political rhetoric" that you speak of was to me hte book's high point. the story is really good too, but the theories behind itare what really interested me.

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Originally posted by professor poopatronic

i just finished 1984 today

 

I'm just about to start that book, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Anyways......

Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer

Mila 18 - Leon Uris (just finished this one. about the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. Great book. I'd be interested to know if anyone else here has read it, as it seemed like a somewhat obscure book.)

A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking

The Foundation Trilogy - Isaac Asimov

Dune - Frank Herbert (but the sequels sucked, i only got to halfway into the 3rd book of the series)

The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy - J.R.R Tolkien

 

bah i could go on and on, its just so hard to pick favorites among so many different books......

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ANY! david sedaris.

phantom tolbooth (yes!) allready said.

autobiography of malcolm x

breakfast of champions (hilarious drawings too)

i dunno theres more.

i often read books i find in the garbage. 1 in 5 seems to be pretty awesome and you usually havent heard of them.

-jerk182

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-EUROPE-

 

HEY EUROPE , IF YOU LIKED THAT BOOK YOU SHOULD DEFINATELY READ " THE ICE MASTER " BY jennifer niven , ITS SIMILAR BUT IT WAS A GREAT READ AS WELL!

 

I ALSO SUGGEST:

 

THE CELESTINE PROPHECY BY JAMES REDFIELD

 

A PROMISE OF JUSTICE BY DAVID PROTESS

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