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Favorite Books

List your favorite 5 books

Fiction

and

Non-Fiction

Also what genre interests you?.

  1. Catch 22
  2. The Giver - Louis Lowry
  3. Thief of Time - Terry Pratchett
  4. Lord of the Flies
  5. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
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Ok ,
Thus Is All You Gonna Get … ,

1.) Prometheus Rising

2.) Quantum theory

3.) Animal Farm

4.) 1984

5.) All Of Tha Choose Your Own Adventure Books

No Genre Interests Me Because e(Y)e Don’t Read Anymore …

Have You Seen tha Movie (???)

Yesss

I also saw the movies for The Giver, and Catch 22

D(Y)Dn’t Even Know Thee Other’s Existed …

Animal Farm is a great book

The giver came out a year ago I believe, and Catch 22 came out in the 70’s :open_mouth:

That ENDING , Carayzee (!!!)

100 years of solitude, the colors of space, hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, trainspotting, cold mountain

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I have a theory that Lord of the Flies is about JFK and the story of him being stranded on an island during his time in Navy during WW2

He was awarded a medal for saving the lives of many crew members when his ship sank.

If you think about it, the description of Ralph is very much like that of JFK, and Jack is not unlike Nixon.

There are also no women on the island.

e(Y)e have No idea Whatchoo Talkin Bout yo yo … ,

Either Way , Write a Script and Mail Thaz Shizz To Hollywood …

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Right now I’m reading this

. It only got 4/5 stars but I find it real interesting. I’ve read 150 pages since last night. I’m not one for fiction but maybe this will change it for me.

Previously

Linda goodmans sun signs
Alan watts the book
Alan watts the way of zen
The first two Carlos castenada books

But I think that’s about to change. I really am enjoying this mistery/thriller sci fi ish genre

Cool

I like too many books. Here are some for today:

Fiction:
The Gate of Angels by Penelope Fitzgerald
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
The Once and Future King by TH White (I spent a lot of time thinking about the mid-20th century mediaevalists/fantasists and their exploration of the nature of evil and our duties against it)
Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood

Nonfiction:
The Whole Shebang by Timothy Ferris
Burnham’s Celestial Handbook
Constitutional Law by Erwin Chemerinsky
Sagas of the Icelanders
Detroit City is the Place to Be by Mark Binelli

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Fictoin…

I tend to bulk read an author…

There are nearly 30 Terry Pratchett’s written… can’t choose there. pretty much love them all.
Same with Jasper Fforde

20 Patrick O’Brian … can’t choose my favorite really…
Joseph Conrad
Poe… probably “Hop Frog”

Classics…
Treasure Island- Stevenson

The assignation bureau- Jack London

Call of the Wild- Jack London

Non-Fiction…
any thing from Lao Tzu

Robert M. Pirsig- Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance

Right now I’m enjoying…
Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies and the Truth About Reality - Brad Warner

His next one… I’ll get to when I can…
Sit Down and Shut Up: Punk Rock Commentaries on Buddha, God, Truth, Sex, Death, and Dogen’s Treasury of the Right Dharma Eye- Brad Warner

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The art of war by Sun Tzu.

Mental Health through will training by Abraham Low.

Stephen King books.

I loved those. Loved the Horatio Hornblower books, too.

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All the King’s Men, The Brothers Karamazov, The French Lieutenant’s Woman, Animal Farm, Slaughterhouse Five

Spirituality:

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
New Seeds of Contemplation by thomas Merton
The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin hoff
You Are Here by Thich Naht Hanh
Living Zen, Loving God by ruben Habito

Fiction:
Anything by Stephen King
The Last Christian by I Forget Who

  1. The Idiot
  2. Anna Karinina
  3. 1984
  4. The Good Earth (Pearl Buck)
  5. Life and Death are wearing me out (not as much the story as the technical mastery)
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this one:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514gAKnnu1L.SY400.jpg

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christiane_F.

And
Kafka’s Trial
Bulgakov Master and Margarita
Alexandar Hemon, A Question of Bruno
…

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