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Books...
    #3846262 - 02/28/05 01:07 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I need a good book. Open my eyes to a good book!
I don't read all too often, but I want nothing else right now.
Post any suggestions for me

I liked:

Wicked
Helter Skelter
The Da Vinci Code


I appreciate your help!


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    #3846721 - 02/28/05 02:50 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Thank you much, I have heard good things of it.


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Re: Books... [Re: MeatSpace]
    #3846813 - 02/28/05 03:08 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

The Master and Margarita
by Mikhail Bulgakov


Look inside this book
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An audacious revision of the stories of Faust and Pontius Pilate, The Master and Margarita is recognized as one of the essential classics of modern Russian literature. The novel's vision of Soviet life in the 1930s is so ferociously accurate that it could not be published during its author's lifetime and appeared only in a censored edition in the 1960's. Its truths are so enduring that its language has become part of the common Russian speech.

One hot spring, the devil arrives in Moscow, accompanied by a retinue that includes a beautiful naked witch and an immense talking black cat with a fondness for chess and vodka. The visitors quickly wreak havoc in a city that refuses to believe in either God or Satan. But they also bring peace to two unhappy Muscovites: one is the Master, a writer pilloried for daring to write a novel about Christ and Pontius Pilate; the other is Margarita, who loves the Master so deeply that she is willing literally to go to hell for him. What ensues is a novel of inexhaustible energy, humor, and philosophical depth.



I seriously believe Bulgakov got possessed or something and therefore wrote The Master and Margarita as it is of pure genius. He worked on it for 12 whole years, and the last changes for it he dictated to his wife in his final weeks, as he lay dying of nephrosclerosis. The Master and Margarita is a dazzling Gogolesque fantasy. Witty and ribald, and at the same time a penetrating philosophical novel wrestling with profound and eternal problems of good and evil. I can make no examples of the unique way how Bulgakov incorporates the mundane within the divine, and the divine within the mundane. It supposedly complies to a genre called magic realism and personally I keep it right between Carroll's Alice books and Goethe's Faust in my bookshelf :smile:

The Master and Margarita was banned until 1966-67 when it was published in an egregiously censored form (first unexpurgated release was only in 1973), but till then it travelled secretly hand to hand as so called samizdat (clandestinely printed and distributed editions). I haven't read the english translation myself and I'm very concerned about what it's like, because of the style in which the book is written, some things just may not make it into another language (I praise God I have studied Russian). Anyway, I think it's really f#&*!%g hilarious and everyone should read it at least once. And don't let the Russian person's and geographic names confuse You. And I really do recommend checking out Middlebury College The Master and Margarita site, a lot of in-depth analysis and background information.

Here are some "screenshots" (artist Charlie Stone's vision) :wink:



And Mikhail Bulgakov himself:



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    #3847348 - 02/28/05 05:19 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Cosmic Banditos!

Best book ever. About a guy and his mexican friends that do alot of drugs and blow shit up and talk about quantum physics. I loved it, and it's an easy read too.


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Re: Books... [Re: freddurgan]
    #3847522 - 02/28/05 05:51 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

The Dark Tower by Steven King.

Our generations Lord of the Rings. Its a seven book long, magnum opus, that ties around 20 of his other books together. The best part is the main characters is pretty much Clint Eastwood in TG,TB,&TU. Its set in a alternate earth far in the future, and he's a gunslinger, like a knight, but instead of a sword he carries two big ass revolvers. Plus its crazy as shit, for example; dog sized lobsters, 70ft bears, evil witches, magic doorways, I could go on but I dont want to give anything away. If you like LotR, or steven king, or even a good western, you'll probrobly enjoy this book. Peace

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oh yea the titles are

The Gunslinger
The Drawing of the Three
The Wastelands
Witch and glass
Wolves of the Calla
Song of Susannah
The Dark Tower.

Edit:Oh yea the picture in my avatar is a pencil drawing i did of how I see Roland, the main character.


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Re: Books... [Re: ivi]
    #3847880 - 02/28/05 06:50 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

That sounds very interesting!

5 for you!


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Re: Books... [Re: MeatSpace]
    #3848080 - 02/28/05 07:31 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

If i had to nominate any book, that is an overall great read...

Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates

.... By Tom Robbins

It is about an anarchist CIA agent who goes to south america and does a bunch of ayuhuasca with a shaman that has a pyramid shaped head, gets a curse put on him, so he spends the rest of the book in a wheelchair, scared to touch the ground. Incredibly funny and the opening few chapters have some eloquent poems about pumpkins while under the influence of XTC


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Re: Books... [Re: SneezingPenis]
    #3848146 - 02/28/05 07:38 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I'm not getting into Tom Robbins very easily.

But he is obviously a great author.


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Re: Books... [Re: MeatSpace]
    #3848450 - 02/28/05 08:35 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Well, i really dont mean this to be offensive, but you do need a bigger than average lexicon to really get his true genius. For some reason he likes the word ennui a lot.


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Re: Books... [Re: MeatSpace]
    #3851318 - 03/01/05 12:07 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

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Re: Books... [Re: ivi]
    #3851667 - 03/01/05 01:30 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Stranger In A Strange Land, by Robert A Heinlien.

be sure to get his original version, as one was released uncut by his widowed wife, and it is 10 time better than the "original" cause its actually the original.

my favorite book ever.


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Re: Books... [Re: MeatSpace]
    #3851923 - 03/01/05 02:27 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Budding Prospects by T Coraghessan Boyle - similar but superior to the movie "Homegrown".

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams - I hear they're planning to make a movie of this, read it while it's still cool.


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    #3853926 - 03/01/05 08:52 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

"A Confederacy of Dunces" by William Kennedy Toole. Pulitzer Prize, big and is the funniest thing I have ever read. Championship book and I have read a lot in my 40+ years of literacy.


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Re: Books... [Re: MeatSpace]
    #3855129 - 03/02/05 01:57 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

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Re: Books... [Re: MeatSpace]
    #3896610 - 03/10/05 07:41 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

i would highly recommend ishmael by daniel quinn if you enjoy read the follow up books my ishmael, the story of B, you will not be dissappointed, may change you for ever may not you'll never know till you read them


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Re: Books... [Re: MeatSpace]
    #3896983 - 03/10/05 11:28 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Here are some of my recent favorites:

The Debt to Pleasure - John Lanchester
Mr. Phillips - John Lanchester
Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut
Breakfast of Champions - Kurt Vonnegut

The Debt to Pleasure is without a doubt my favorite book.


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Re: Books... [Re: WhiskeyClone]
    #3998065 - 04/01/05 12:47 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

This is a bit of an old thread, but I want to bring it back and list a few of my own favorites.

Watership Down-Richard Adams: This is an awesome book about rabbits, adventure and war. Don't let the fact that it's about rabbits turn you away.

Siddhartha-Herman Hesse: Just read it. It's about 100 pages, very easy read, and just a great book over all.

Atlas Shrugged-Ayn Rand: Discusses the philosphy of objectivism. Very interesting read, but not an easy one, especially for the first 100 pages. The pay off of reading the whole things is great though. Highly recommended for those who can stomach it.


I may post more in a day or two, we'll see if I can find the time.


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    #3998242 - 04/01/05 01:30 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers is a very good read. lots of twists.


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