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Post/review the books you have read recently
    #4196116 - 05/19/05 04:45 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Let's hear what books people have read.  Since I got a promotion at work I have a lot more time to sit around and read instead of working.

Yesterday, I read Ethnogens and the Future of Religion.  I give it :mushroom2::mushroom2::mushroom2::mushroom2::sun:/:mushroom2::mushroom2::mushroom2::mushroom2::mushroom2:

Highlights included McKenna, The Shulgins, and an increadible interview with Jack Kornfeld about buddhism and psychedelics.

The legal stuff was not so interesting.

Next up for me is Dune, then I Am That. 

What about you folks?


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Re: Post the books you have read [Re: tomk]
    #4196124 - 05/19/05 04:48 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Since January I've read

The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test - the merry pranksters, enough said  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

Angelos Ashes - very sad book with some black humor tied in  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest - written by a prankster and one of the top 3 books I've read to date, very deep stuff  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

I need to read more, its fun


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Re: Post the books you have read [Re: Noetical]
    #4196136 - 05/19/05 04:50 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Food of the Gods by Terrence McKenna - awesome
want to read The Invisible Landscape and Archaic Revival

Ram Dass' "Be Here Now" is interesting. Flipped through most of it in the bookstore.

annd most recent book completed: Bringers of the Dawn


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Re: Post the books you have read [Re: Noetical]
    #4196148 - 05/19/05 04:53 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

koshun takami's Battle Royale just finished it fan freakin' tastic


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Re: Post the books you have read [Re: lowdominion]
    #4196158 - 05/19/05 04:55 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Daniel Pinchbecks Breaking Open The Head was another great read


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Re: Post the books you have read [Re: Shroomism]
    #4196162 - 05/19/05 04:56 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Generation of Swine - HST
Universe in a Nutshell - Hawking
Film Lighting - Malkiewicz
Transfigurations - Grey
The Last Face You'll Ever See - Solotaroff
Celestine Prophecy - just started, not sure about it yet


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Re: Post the books you have read [Re: tomk]
    #4196166 - 05/19/05 04:56 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I don't remember the majority of the books I've read.

Over the past year or so I've read everything written by Jack Higgins, good stuff.

And Dean Koontz, John Grisham, Michael Crichton, Tom Wolfe, Stephen J. Cannell, Orson Scott Card, Dennis Mcnally, Richard Monaco, Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.

Are just a few that come to mind, as well as the ones in the post I just made about science Fiction Fantasy. :wink:


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Re: Post the books you have read [Re: Ripple]
    #4196216 - 05/19/05 05:07 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Orson Scott Card...did you read Ender's Game?


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Re: Post the books you have read [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4196386 - 05/19/05 05:40 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Stone Junction by Jim Dodge, read this ages ago but i think that everyone should read this book its simply amazing (wooo first post in the pub!)


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    #4196393 - 05/19/05 05:42 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Enders game was great.


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Re: Post/review the books you have read recently [Re: tomk]
    #4196562 - 05/19/05 06:22 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

last book i read was sirens of titan by vonnegut. i like pretty much anything by him.

before that was hard boiled wonderland and the end of the world by haruki murakami. really good book with 2 parallel naratives that (duh spoiler) come together at the end.

before that was sex drugs and cocoa puffs by chuck klosterman. pop culture philosophy with entire chapters dedicated to saved by the bell, the real world, and guns and roses tribute bands.

currently reading jonathan strange and mr norrell by susanna clarke. really just started it but i like it so far.

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Re: Post/review the books you have read recently [Re: tomk]
    #4196578 - 05/19/05 06:27 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Plants of the Gods by Richard Evan Schultes, Albert Hoffman & Christian R?tsch - 9/10

The World Is As You Dream It by John Perkins - 10/10


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    #4196591 - 05/19/05 06:30 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Black House - Steven King

Was allright. :tongue:


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Re: Post/review the books you have read recently [Re: MovingTarget]
    #4196597 - 05/19/05 06:32 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I read The Dark Tower VII a month or so ago.  It was great.  :mushroom2::mushroom2::mushroom2::mushroom2::mushroom2:


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Re: Post/review the books you have read recently [Re: tomk]
    #4196598 - 05/19/05 06:32 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

tomk said:
Next up for me is Dune, then I Am That. 


Im reading Dune now, its real good  :thumbup:  Just finished reading Rendavous with Rama by Clarke, also good.  Pop-physics books are always fun too.


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Re: Post/review the books you have read recently [Re: THE KRAT BARON]
    #4196599 - 05/19/05 06:33 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

TIHKAL - Shulgins
Breaking Open The Head - Pinchbeck
Ayahuasca - can't remember her name
Almanac of the Dead - Silko
The Dead Sea Scrolls - Can't remember authors
People's History of the USA - Zinn
A bunch of books on Cacti
A Scanner Darkly - Dick


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Re: Post/review the books you have read recently [Re: tomk]
    #4196621 - 05/19/05 06:39 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I'm up to book 5, the damn hardcovers cost too much.


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Re: Post/review the books you have read recently [Re: MovingTarget]
    #4196840 - 05/19/05 08:03 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

The Holographic Universe - Michael Talbot

GOOD BOOk, esp if you're a beginner interested in quantum physics


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Re: Post/review the books you have read recently [Re: tomk]
    #4197052 - 05/19/05 09:07 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Vurt by Jeff Noon... one of the most creative and interesting books I've ever read,
up there with the Illuminatus! Trilogy.
Shroomerites would love it
it's a futuristic tale of a hallucinogenic drug that spins users into virtual worlds...
called "Vurt".

Also,
Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge by Jeremy Narby,
was another amazing read I just finished that resonated with my own psychedelic experiences
to a staggering degree.
Stuff that I had pondered years ago on mushroom trips
is all layed out nice and orderly in this book,
such as how the shape and purpose of DNA has long been known to ancient societies
like Egypt, and various indegenous cultures,
which took the form of the 'caduceus' and twin serpent mythologies,
long before the invention of microscopic devices that 'proved' this in the past 100 years. :wink: 
Narby thinks that these cultures knew of DNA
because they ingested psychedelic plants such as ayahuasca
and the plants' DNA revealed itself to them.
He backs this theory up with numerous examples of tribes knowing which particular combination of plants would create certain effects,
such as the brewing of ayahuasca itself..
He claims theres a hidden intelligence contained within the DNA of all living things,
and does a damn fine job of trying to prove it.  :rocket:
The idea of other forms of life containing awareness that humans have yet to 'prove'
has always fascinated me...
we act like we have it all figured out sometimes,
but when you really think about it,
we are potentially ignorant of so many things..
every stage of human evolution think's it has everything figured out,
but we're always proved wrong, time after time..  :crazy:

I highly recommend either of these books to anyone here at the Shroomery.  :thumbup:


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Re: Post/review the books you have read recently [Re: tomk]
    #4197101 - 05/19/05 09:23 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I just finished reading "Blindness" by Jose Saramago. (Winner of the Nobel prize for literature)

It's a very good book that is about this white blindness that sweeps across the world. People begin going blind for no apparent reason and they quarantine the blind in an old insane asylum and basically leave them to fend for themselves. It's quite the psychological thriller. I highly recommend it.

Right now, I'm in the middle of reading "War and Peace" by the one and only Leo Tolstoy. I have only read about 200 pages so I can't give a review on it yet.


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