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Buddy Peace



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What Are The Greatest Books Of All Time? To Me, They Are












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Post Mon Jul 14, 2003 7:37 am
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Post Mon Jul 14, 2003 7:41 am
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pancake rabbit



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finished Ishmael by Daniel Quinn and i can't seem to stop rereading Viktor Frankle's "Man's Search For Meaning". that's all i can remember. I'm in the middle of Invisible Monsters.
Post Mon Jul 14, 2003 7:53 am
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Buttafly



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Zen and the art of motorcycle maintaince

It is absoultly fabulous. All about ideas and quality.
Post Mon Jul 14, 2003 8:21 am
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Petrouchka Rasputin



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I didn't like Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance either.

Novels pretending to be philosophy (and vice versa) do nothing for me.
Post Mon Jul 14, 2003 9:22 am
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THE ALCHEMIST by paulo coelho
THE TEMPLE OF MY BELOVED by alice walker
INTUITION by osho
AWARENESS by osho
SQ: THE ULTIMATE INTELLIGENCE by danah zohar
THE TEACHINGS OF DON JUAN by carlos castaneda
1984 by george orwell
Post Mon Jul 14, 2003 11:04 am
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Anti.Agent036



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The Fateful Triangle - Noam Chomsky
The Totem and the Taboo - Sigmund Freud
From Jerusalem to Beirut - Thomas Freidman
By Way of Deception - Victor Ostrovsky

...i'll put down some more later
Post Mon Jul 14, 2003 12:20 pm
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klausmorgan



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Tie-my-shoe wrote:
stranger in a strange land - robert heinlein

Oh dear God. Please don't read any Heinlein. While some people do swear by him, there is an equally large number of people capable of critical thought who absolutely despise him (myself included). My experience reading Heinlein generated enough rage to power a v6 engine.

The trouble with Heinlein is that his characters are 1-dimensional and preachy. Nothing unexpected ever happens. His books just slog along toward a predictable, Heinlein-orchestrated finish in which all the main characters either come around to Heinlein's way of thinking or die trying to uphold an un-Heinlein way of thinking. And his way of thinking is straight out of the military-libertarian cookbook. The end result is a book which is neither flesh nor fowl. Neither good fiction nor good science nor even good political science.

The best parallel in authors to make is to Ayn Rand. If you loooooove Ayn Rand (and I know some of you do), then by all means read some Heinlein, it's not going to make you any stupider than you already are.
Buddy Peace wrote:
I've been reading some fairly well known stuff recently, things I either read years ago or should have read by now (some already mentioned here), like Confederacy Of Dunces, Catch 22, Animal Farm (I can't believe I've only just read that), Slaughterhouse 5, Catcher In the Rye.

Hmmph. Sounds like you might like Brave New World by Aldous Huxley if you haven't already read it. Good book.

I second the nominations of Chuck Palahniuk's books. I've read (so far) Fight Club, Choke and Lullaby. Of those three I'd recommend you start with Fight Club, because it's familiar to those who have seen the movie, and I found it interesting to see the parallels and the differences between the two expressions of the same story. Choke was a little too gross for me, but Lullaby I read last night and thoroughly enjoyed.
Post Mon Jul 14, 2003 1:08 pm
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kese



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The Autobiography of Malcom X
Revolutionary Suicide: Huey P. Newton
Sidartha
Tuesdays with Morrie
The DaVinci Code
The Chalice and the Blade
1984
Pimp: Iceberg Slim
Ishmael
Fight Club
Ruminations: Krs One
The Dhamapada : Buddhist Philosophy
anything by Thich Nat Hahn (Buddhist Philosophy)
Night: Elie Wiesel (Story of the Holucaust from a Survivor)
The Equality of the Races; Antenor Firmin
White on Black (The imagery of Racism)
anything by Noam Chomsky
Post Mon Jul 14, 2003 1:28 pm
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invisiblemcs



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wow, this is incredible. im gonna be reading for the next ten years with all of the suggestions. thanks a lot guys

peace
Post Mon Jul 14, 2003 2:23 pm
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Zneval



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don't forget "The Phantom Toolbooth" by Norton Juster....

granted it isn't nearly as advanced as any of the previously mentioned...in fact it's book written to please the children's listening ears while expanding the minds of the adults that read them. the topics it discusses and the comical satire with which it points out them out is uncanny. easy read, won't take you more than a few hours, but it's entertaining as hell.
Post Mon Jul 14, 2003 2:44 pm
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bensandoval



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Buddy Peace wrote:
Catcher In the Rye.


one of my favorite books of all time

buddy p is at it again
Post Mon Jul 14, 2003 3:26 pm
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Buddy Peace



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You know that! We studied it in school about 7 years ago and I really enjoyed it, and reading it again recently was the most refreshing thing I've done for a long time. I must have missed a lot when we studied it first time round.

I will investigate a lot of these suggestions - I hope I can check at least some of these books out at some point.
Thanks again!
Post Mon Jul 14, 2003 3:38 pm
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emily b. wings



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Phantom tollbooth is such a good book.

'Naked' and 'Me Talk Pretty One Day' by David Sedaris are very good books.

Fast Food Nation is great too.

and Gonzo Letters Vol. I, II, and III by Hunter S. Thompson are good too. You're either a lover or a hater of Thompson though.
Post Mon Jul 14, 2003 4:01 pm
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schroeder



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kese wrote:
Night: Elie Wiesel (Story of the Holucaust from a Survivor)



the very first book i ever read. it remains my favorite to this day.

as for some others to check out....

"breakfast of champions" by kurt vonnegut

"the pianoplayers" by anthony burgess

"fight the power: rap, race, and reality" by chuck d
Post Mon Jul 14, 2003 5:10 pm
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