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OfflineAdamist
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Re: What books should everybody read? [Re: Strumpling]
    #1163434 - 12/22/02 08:04 PM (21 years, 2 months ago)

I'm also looking for non-fiction studies on like the origin of man, or just general philosophy and whacked-out ideas and things like that as well as fiction.

"Nothing In This Book Is True, But It's Exactly The Way Things Are" by Bob Frisell. :smile: 


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Offlinegnrm23
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Re: What books should everybody read? [Re: Adamist]
    #1164494 - 12/23/02 07:57 AM (21 years, 2 months ago)

dr carl sagan:
cosmos
(also an amazing PBS TV series...
dr sagan wrote quite a few other excellent books of non-fiction; and a novel _contact_ ; the movie with jodie foster was OK, but the book, of course, manages to go places that the movie can't...)


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OfflineNomad
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Re: What books should everybody read? [Re: ChubbSubb]
    #1164936 - 12/23/02 11:33 AM (21 years, 2 months ago)

1984, Goerge Orwell.

I'll second that.

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[Re: Nomad]
    #1166535 - 12/24/02 04:59 AM (21 years, 2 months ago)


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OfflineMacey Howard
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Post deleted by Moe Howard [Re: Strumpling]
    #1169420 - 12/25/02 09:03 AM (21 years, 2 months ago)



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Offlinemotatraehrehtom
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Re: What books should everybody read? [Re: Macey Howard]
    #1170661 - 12/26/02 01:57 AM (21 years, 2 months ago)

Everyone should read 'Dream Cargo', by J.G Ballard. It's a short story from his book 'War Fever'. It's the best short story I've ever read relating to drugs, or any other relation for that matter.


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OfflineRemy
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Re: What books should everybody read? [Re: Strumpling]
    #1174724 - 12/28/02 04:50 AM (21 years, 2 months ago)

1.Cosmic Banditos by A. C. Wesibecker- A must read for everyone! possibly the funniest book i've ever read next to Douglas Adams
2. Everything Douglas Adams ever wrote starting with Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
3. All of Neil Gaiman's Novels, starting with Neverwhere or American Gods
4. Twelve by Nicholas McDonald
5. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Matienance-Robert M. Pirsig
6. The Dancing Wu Li Masters- Gary Lukav
7. The Dhammapada- Buddha
8. Tao Te Ching- Lao Tzu
9- Of Mice and Men- John Steinbeck
10- A Seperate Peace- John Knowles
11- A Farewell to Arms- Ernest Hemingway

I can name many more, but those are some of my favorites, and I think they should keep you occupied for awhile.

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OfflineCrowHeart
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Re: What books should everybody read? [Re: Strumpling]
    #1183821 - 01/01/03 11:48 PM (21 years, 2 months ago)

Try:
"1984" by George Orwell
"The divine Comedy" by Dante Aleghieri
"Paradise Lost" by John Milton
"Dune" by Frank Herbert
...

This shoud get you going... :laugh:


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Offlinechrispc
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Re: What books should everybody read? [Re: Strumpling]
    #1184685 - 01/02/03 08:11 AM (21 years, 2 months ago)

The Lord of the Rings.  :smirk: How pridictable of me. 


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Re: What books should everybody read? [Re: Strumpling]
    #1201328 - 01/08/03 02:21 PM (21 years, 1 month ago)

Cosmic Trigger I-III
Angel Tech
Prometheus Rising
Undoing Yourself with Engergized Meditation
Liber Null and Psychonaut
The Dream Game
The Secret Life of Plants

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Offlinegnrm23
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Re: What books should everybody read? [Re: Strumpling]
    #1202803 - 01/09/03 02:03 AM (21 years, 1 month ago)

carl sagan:
cosmos
broca's brain
dragons of eden
the cosmic connection
the demon haunted world
murmurs of the earth (the voyager record)
(& several other non-fiction works as well)
and his fascinating novel _contact_
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(we miss you, dr carl...)
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OfflineDilauded
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Re: What books should everybody read? [Re: Strumpling]
    #1207426 - 01/10/03 03:05 PM (21 years, 1 month ago)

If you like drugs like a majority in the shroomery then Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson is for you. If you only saw the movie and didn't understand the whole story then book will clarify it.
Frank Zappa's Book - Fun read if you're and if you're not a Zappa fan. pretty easy.
I heard Catch Me If You Can (like the movie out now) is a lot better than the movie.

This book FIRE by Sebastian Junger (ung-er) its a really good book. He's a journalist who tells different stories in his book of where he went in his life. He talks bout forest fire fighters, and island's whale hunting, then goes to the middle east and Greece and Kosovo and writes a lot of what happened. He tells a good descriptive story along with a lot of history tied in with it. Junger is the author for A Perfect Storm but this book is really good. I like it.

Dilauded

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Offlinespleen
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Re: What books should everybody read? [Re: Strumpling]
    #1217126 - 01/14/03 07:28 AM (21 years, 1 month ago)

I recommend anything by Hubert Selby Jr. -  especially Requiem for a Dream, Song of The Silent Snow or The Willow Tree.
Requiem is a personal fave of mine, and I still haven't seen the movie adaptation of it yet :frown: 


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Re: What books should everybody read? [Re: Strumpling]
    #1239605 - 01/22/03 10:34 AM (21 years, 1 month ago)

I highly recommend A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Its one of their books where you can't put it down you just want to keep reading and reading until your through with it. Then once your through with it, your wanting more. I believe Aldous Huxley came out with a sequel to this book called Island, which I also heard was good.


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Offlinefreakish
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Re: What books should everybody read? [Re: BlueLemming]
    #1243457 - 01/23/03 02:41 PM (21 years, 1 month ago)

Aww come on! Give it up for Salinger. Please. I mean I see a little bit of Holden in a lot of what he writes, but can you blame him? There's a little bit of Holden in us all!

So I recomment "Catcher in the Rye" and "Nine Stories".

I also think everyone should read Steinbeck, specifically "Cannery Row" because it really has no point other than to say, "Hey this is life here...." A vignette, nuh? But of "Of Mice and Men" is also great.

If you like fantasy you have to check out Tolkein obvioulsy. But for someone who I think would give Tolkein a run for his money if he wrote in our generation would be a man named Robert Jordan. I don't know if he wrote anything other than the Wheel of Time serious, but man those books are good! Haha...More good fantasy is Philip Pullman and his "Dark Materials" its a trilogy that was just finished..the first book is "The Golden Compass" and its just a good, fun read..nothing too serious.


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Re: What books should everybody read? [Re: Evolving]
    #1243741 - 01/23/03 04:08 PM (21 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

'The Seven Mysteries of Life' by Guy Murchie





Thanks for the link, Evolving. That book looks fascinating and in fact I'm going to go out and get it tomorrow.

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Re: What books should everybody read? [Re: freakish]
    #1247350 - 01/25/03 05:38 AM (21 years, 1 month ago)

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Offlinezandorf
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Re: What books should everybody read? [Re: Strumpling]
    #1274747 - 02/03/03 01:48 PM (21 years, 1 month ago)

there's this book by a new author not a whole lot of people know about

the book is call Ready, OK!

i thought it was good, very humourous, a few laughes on every page actually.
also i found it very engrossing, to the point i'd rea dit every spare moment i had til i was done, an effect most books dont have on me.

actually i forgot the aithor's name and the rather ambiguous title means i cant find it, not even on amazon =\ sorry i guess this is useless but if you can figure out a way to get ahold of it i'm sure you'll enjoy.

the author's straight edge not liking drugs thing in it gets a bit annoying, but mercifully, he doesn't write ignorant things, nor does he write anything about drugs that aren't true for a lot of highschool kids, negetive as they maybe be.


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Re: What books should everybody read? [Re: Strumpling]
    #1275761 - 02/03/03 07:13 PM (21 years, 1 month ago)

Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell... it's essentially to understanding the very real source of 1984.

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Re: What books should everybody read? *DELETED* [Re: Prometheus_Unbound]
    #5239974 - 01/29/06 08:21 PM (18 years, 1 month ago)

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