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Share your favourite books and what do you like about them


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the first writer that comes to my mind will be Richard Bach with these thee wonderful books
  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull
  • The Bridge Across Forever: A Love Story
  • Messiah's Handbook: Reminders for the Advanced Soul

incredible and very inspiring stories.


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Oh yeah, i love "Jonathan Livingston Seagull", beautiful story !


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The Book of Mirdad !



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The Book of Mirdad !

 

i am reading it now! it is amazing!


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Just few from my head now:

Aldous Huxley - Island
Aldous Huxley - Brave new world
Victor Pelevin - T
Victor Pelevin - Chapayev and void
 



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Island, so smart a book...! :)

 

 

The Art of Listening, by Erich Fromm. For those who are interested in the understanding of everyday human behaviors and basic mechanisms about how we form expectations in life!


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Well, I'm a science fiction addict so...

 

1) Blood Music, by Greg Bear

2) The Lathe of Heaven, by Ursula Le Guin

3) Now Wait For Last Year, by Philip Dick

 

these three are really great mind-benders!!!


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Well, I'm a science fiction addict so...

 

1) Blood Music, by Greg Bear

2) The Lathe of Heaven, by Ursula Le Guin

3) Now Wait For Last Year, by Philip Dick

 

these three are really great mind-benders!!!

 

Dune has to be part of that list! :)


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I haven't read any books in the last few years but my faves would be Journey to Ixtlan by Carlos Castaneda, The Life and Times of Alexis Zorbas by Nikos Kazantzakis, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe and The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley. I enjoyed the few parts of the Murphy's Law series I read several years ago too plus Ozzy Osbourne's I Am Ozzy, on the entertaining side of things.


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All of Jeff Noon's amazing books of liquid-dub prose. Iain M. Banks too for progressive sci-fi. And Haruki Murakami's books - all of them - for surreal, dreamlike narratives.

 

All highly recommended.



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Some of my favourite books are by Charles Bukowski.

 

Something in the way he writes amazes me.

 

almost as if he is using the least amount of words he can to portray anything,



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The Art of Listening, by Erich Fromm. For those who are interested in the understanding of everyday human behaviors and basic mechanisms about how we form expectations in life!

 

I've been thinking to read Erich Fromm's 'To Have or to Be?' but for the sake of irony I don't wan't buy it and it's hard to find at library.. :)

But I'll put 'The Art of Listening' to my list too.



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Haruki Murakami: Kafka on the shore (http://www.goodreads...ka_on_the_Shore)

 

Nick Cave: The death of Bunny Munro (http://www.goodreads...rom_search=true)

 

Amitav Gosh: all of them! (http://www.bol.com/n...UZY-57122662624

 

JG Ballard : Crash (http://www.goodreads...how/70241.Crash)

 

William S Burroughs: naked lunch (http://www.goodreads...rom_search=true)



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this one from Steve Pavlina is also very nice


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Iron Maiden's official biography Run to the Hills gave me fascinating insight into the amount of dedication, organisation and sheer hard work that must be put into a band's career, if it is to be successful. For about four decades. Things have changed drastically since the mid-70s obviously, but if we're talking about more than making an album on your home studio, putting it up on Bandcamp and doing the occasional gig mostly out of a laptop (nothing wrong with all that of course, just a different method of going about things), any degree of success is even more demanding - even taxing - on personal life these days.



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Currently reading Gateway by Frederik Pohl. Old sci-fi gem (1977), I'm halfway through it and already rank it as one of my favorites! Brilliant writing!


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Reading some books written by Alexandra David-Néel, a Belgian-French lady that traveled into the forbidden lands of Tibet around 1920.

In order to be able  to make these voyages she often disguised herself as a lama.

https://en.wikipedia...ndra_David-Néel



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Finally going to have a go at The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin. Have been postponing this for way too long. Any thoughts on it?


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The Last Temptation of Christ - Nikos Kazantzakis

1984 - George Orwell

Asimov's Chronology of the World - Isaac Asimov

Der Process - Franz Kafka

Julian - Gore Vidal

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick

Das Schloß - Franz Kafka

Mahabharata - Sri Viasa

 

 

And many many more






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