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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Stephen King's IT
This. I thought sci-fi was kinda stupid, but this book was awesome.
Dave Cullen's "Columbine"
Made me want to shoot up my school
"compilation" of unexplained or unsolved events throughout history.
sadly, don't know of any site that has a pdf version so if you want to read this you're gonna have to get it thru amazon.
and a bottle of Rum a History of the New World in Ten Cocktails
So, how are you enjoying high school?
Marcus Aurelius - Meditations
Boethius - The Consolation of Philosophy
Daniel Chamovitz - What a Plant Knows
Edward Bernays - Propaganda
Edward Bernays - Crystallizing public opinion
Gustave Le Bon - The Crowd
Robert B. Cialidini - Influence: They Psychology of Persuasion
After reading this list, you will be an elite being.
So how is second year of uni going for you? You enjoyed that mandatory first year "Great Philosophers" course?
Romance of the Three Kingdoms
Water Margin/Outlaws of the Marsh
Tale of the Heike
On the Road
The Art of War
Heart of Darkness
The Things They Carried
>includes Plato's Dialogues
>neglects Popper's Enemies of Open Society
>2nd year phil student pleb
I bet you think Neitzsche is for edgy teens rather than high-power business executives
There is nothing that we can learn from the east.
"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams (already posted, but still, my fucking favourite books)
"Snow Crash" by Neal Stephenson
"A Distant Neighborhood" by Jiro Taniguchi
Especially the last one, made me overthink my life
I found that in a book called The Bachman Books. I forget how many stories there were but it was great. I wished the movie The Running Man was more like the book with the hero crashing into the skyscraper that the guy who ran the game was in.
I really liked the first two - number three I remember as running a bit on empty - and after that, a lot of it (though not all of it) just dragged on.
Now I can't finish it because I can't remember where I left off. It's enough to make me tug my braid.
I don't know. I read it carefully but it wasn't as amazing as I'd heard it was. It felt unfinished, like there was supposed to be a sequel, and I was left wondering what happened to Clarisse as I honestly don't think she died
Oh, that's cool, but it's completely irrelevant as I didn't ask for the info. I also never said it took a genius to understand anything. What are you talking about? I think your mind is warped, anon.
>tug my braid
Nice it gets pretty good they keep introducing new aspects the only thing that got me was the ending seemed rushed and the whole jesus/mesiah aspect rand portrayes
-foundation series by Isaac Asimov
-Man of war by H. Paul Honsinger
-The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
-Armour by John Steakley
-dune original series (reading teh novels by herbert son is up to you based on original like of series)
-Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
a personal one, but i actually enjoyed Privateers by Ben Bova
anybody who's remotely into fantasy should check out Brent Weeks, i've read the 3 books of the lightbringer series (4th isn't out yet and it's annoying as shit), and also the Night Angel trilogy is literally the best of things
if you think you understand mysticism, then you're not doing it right.
my two favorite books are
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
A Confederacy of Dunces
Nope. Too long, too long winded. Might as well read Eddings and think it's a masterpiece.
The Name of the Wind
The Dark Tower
Anything from the Discworld series
The Barsoom series by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Honestly though, by "normies" I just meant people who have no philosophical training. I bet 90% of the people in this thread wouldn't understand Being & Time, so why I would I put that as a must-read book?
i really like both of them and i have excellent taste so that means you're wrong :P
I also like Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and thats an unusual favorite so there
Factotum - Charles Bukowski
Fight Club - Chuck Palaniuk
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert Pirsig
The Monster Hunter International series. I haven't met anyone that's read them but they are fucking awesome. Imagine a bunch of mercenaries that carry big ass guns that kill monsters for a living, throw in great action, Jhedonesque humor and H.P. Lovecraft monsters like shogoths and you have a recipe for success.
good riddance, cunt. i hope you die a slow, painful death :D
Not QUITE as deep, but still entertaining
My favorite PKD isn't even sci-fi.
That book is stupid, but I bought it just for the motorcycle-riding Hitler hero.
Stephen kings it was too fucking long
>wheel of time
>the way of shadows
>alpha and omega
>everything by Agatha christie with Hercules Poirot in it
>house of leaves
>the broken empire
>Beautiful creatures series
>Guns of Navarone
>looking for alaska
I got shittons more that are must-reads, but it depends on what you like to read. If you're into young adult then I recommend beautiful creatures and looking for alaska, but if you like something with more action and detective work then I recommend ultimatum and agatha christie books, specifically "ten little niggers" (yes that is the name of a real book)
Love this book, haven't been able to put it down for the past 2 weeks. Until today. I'm at John Galts speech, it's sooooo long. But I know it so important and there's so many valid points in it, that I can't skip even a little. But fuck is it long.
As someone who read (and enjoyed) the whole series up until the Chainfire trilogy (where I finally gave up), you're full of shit. These books are awful and you know it. Same thing for you Wheel of Time fags.
read that, changed the way I thought about fantasy novels in general.
Was a very entertaining read with interesting character development and a nice world.
was a very slow read at first but it picked up pace. Don't really like how back and forth it goes though, but the way he analyzes the characters himslef is beautiful and rare
10/10 agatha christie is amazing
meh at best, didn't see what the fascination is all about, it was hardly the first book to describe a dystopian world
this one was actually a VERY interesting piece, I read it in german and it's a true shame it wasn't finished before his death.
also kinda meh
>art of war
too boring and academic
ender's game is also really nice, very interesting world and the style of writing is very captivating too
brent weeks is a god. He is the next robert jordan
Damn, just got hit by nostalgia pretty hard, I should reread that
only motherfucker in this thread who knows what he's talking about
Louis L'Amour novels, lots of good ones, was one of the most prolific writers in American history. He writes westerns but he's a very good story teller.
The Green Mile - Stephen King
7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen Covey
The Art of War
Lolita - Vladimir Nabakov(sp?) really a good read
Read a ton of stuff but not really many books in the last few years. I need to get back into it.
Ready Player One! i dont know how no one has posted this. its a scifi about nostalgia and video games, like who the fuck doesnt like that?
wasn't that much of a good read to be honest. 70% of all the pages are just the author describing the beauty of a prepubescent body. It was creepy for me at first but when I finished it I even felt dirty.
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For fantasy I really like "The Legend of the Ice People"
ringworld series, etc by alan dean foster - old schoool scifi - books probably difficult to find now - usually a few in e-book collections. seems very naive these days but many original themes