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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:45 am 
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oh man thanks for the recommendation since 2011!!!
i kinda fell off reading books the last 2 years, been reading more journal articles and economist type stuff... but here are some memorable books i've recently read.

1. Cemetery of forgotten books: shadow of the wind
2. The Push by Tommy Caldwell
3. The Elimination by Rithy Panh


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:29 pm 
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Les Braun wrote:
Crime and Punishment by Fjodor Dostoevsky
The Idiot by Fjodor Dostoevsky
Demian by Herman Hesse


Dostoevsky is the goat... brothers Karamazov is my favorite from him tho... it will really leave you contemplating things about life in a good way (I think books that make you have this kind of emotional response are the best, depth is important)

slaughterhouse five- kurt Vonnegut

for whom the bell tolls- hemingway

along the lines of 1984, you also have Farenheit 451 by ray Bradbury.

clockwork orange- Anthony burgess (the movie almost lives up to the book which is rare, but you get a lot more familiar with the crazy language that the narrator speaks in the book... its intense.. again in a good way)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:33 pm 
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Teddyp wrote:
Les Braun wrote:
Crime and Punishment by Fjodor Dostoevsky
The Idiot by Fjodor Dostoevsky
Demian by Herman Hesse


Dostoevsky is the goat... brothers Karamazov is my favorite from him tho... it will really leave you contemplating things about life in a good way (I think books that make you have this kind of emotional response are the best, depth is important)

slaughterhouse five- kurt Vonnegut

for whom the bell tolls- hemingway

along the lines of 1984, you also have Farenheit 451 by ray Bradbury.

clockwork orange- Anthony burgess (the movie almost lives up to the book which is rare, but you get a lot more familiar with the crazy language that the narrator speaks in the book... its intense.. again in a good way)


didn't even see a whole other page or two of responses.... but it looks like others have already thrown out some of these suggestions.. ill cosign clearly... albert camus too.. although ive only read the stranger.


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Damn this is a great thread. Been reading PK Dick books for a minute... really good sci-fi stuff. Lots of weird time travel inducing psychedelic drugs of the future, themes of male v female conflict, and great character development/psychology.

Recently finished, Flow My Tears The Policeman Said. I'd recommend it, although it's not my favorite of his books that I've read. Now Wait For Last Year is probably my favorite. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch was also pretty dope. Oh shit... A Scanner Darkly. I've only caught bits and pieces of the animated version of this, but I've heard it's good. I will say that the book is pretty amazing.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:43 pm 
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The Egyptian by Mika Waltari.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Egyptian

It's a historical novel by Finnish author Mika Waltari - written
in 1945. The story takes place in ancient Egypt. I've read this
book at a young age and I still read it every now and then.
I recommend it to all of you and would be happily surprised if
any of you would read & comment!

It's kind of remarkable how life in ancient Egypt is described in the
book in a very lively and detailed fashion albeit the author never
set foot in Egypt - and google was in it's very early beta state back in the 40's.

On other news: sp-606 is in the mail! It's been some 10 years since I battled here
last time - maybe see you there! (I haven't gotten any better though)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:34 am 
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Teddyp wrote:

clockwork orange- Anthony burgess (the movie almost lives up to the book which is rare, but you get a lot more familiar with the crazy language that the narrator speaks in the book... its intense.. again in a good way)


Have you read the 'Enderby' novels by Anthony Burgess?..those are terrific.

Also picked up a really nice second hand hardback copy of A Farewell To Arms by Hemingway a week or so back..looking forward to reading that one again after 20 odd years!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:06 pm 
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God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian by Kurt Vonnegut
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
VALIS by Philip K Dick
Illuminatus Trilogy by Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea

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Charles Bukowski - for some grungy Depression-era feels.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:31 am 
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Holy Bible - end XVIII - begin XIX centuries translation
St Augustin - All the bibliography but Confessions is one of my fav
S.Huntington - The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order
Chrétien de Troyes - Yvain and the lion knight
Foulcher de Chartres (I think english translation might be hard to find) - Memories of crusades
Jean Pasqualini - Prisonner of Mao
Charles Mauras - L'étang de Berre

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I don't much like novels but if you have historic/ sociologic/ theologic (christian) book to advice I'm taking but especially not psychology please, I'm not retarded.

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Jorge Luis BORGES's fantastic novels. The author that also accredited the existence of the Necronomicon numerously mentioned by Howard LOVECRAFT.

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