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posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 09:11 PM
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* Franny and Zooey -J.D Salinger

* The Iron Heel -Jack London

* Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn -Mark Twain

* A Clockwork Orange -Anthony Burgess

* Moby Dick -Herman Melville

* Shogun -James Clavell

* King Rat -James Clavell

* Metamorphosis -Franz Kafka

* The Turner Diaries -William Luther Pierce

* Alice in Wonderland -Lewis Carroll

* Catcher in the Rye -J.D Salinger

* The Great Gatsby -F Scott Fitzgerald

* Fahrenheit 451 -Ray Bradbury

* Nine Stories -J.D Salinger

* Raise High the Roofbeam Carpenters and Seymour an Introduction -J.D Salinger



So if you read all those books I promise you will be at least 15% cooler than you are right now
Also your ability to chat up hot girls that think they are clever will increase dramatically
They are in no particular order,just some good books that jumped into my head. If you only read one read the one at the top though- 'Franny and Zooey' by Salinger. It is my favourite book of all time no contest. I know not enough of you have read it. Catcher in the Rye steal's its thunder. All the rest are great books too if you missed them.

If anyone has a list or a book they think I should read,let me know hey. I like anything good.

If not then enjoy.



PostScript- You can get most/all of these free from the net if you have a look I would say. Before Salinger died there were a few sites that had all of his Short Stories that were published in magazines like The New Yorker but after he died they all seemed to get shut down. If anyone knows were I can find them I would be in debt to you forever
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posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 09:17 PM
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Very good list.

I myself would add some H.P. Lovecraft for the fans of more gothic, horror sci-fi. Hence my signature


But most might not know who Lovecraft is



posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 09:21 PM
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Here's a book on Amazon with a collection of some. Not sure about ALL of his short stories though. www.amazon.com...
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posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 09:24 PM
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Originally posted by ideasarebulletproof
Very good list.

I myself would add some H.P. Lovecraft for the fans of more gothic, horror sci-fi. Hence my signature


But most might not know who Lovecraft is




Hey thanks. I have been meaning to do that actually. Closest I have come is reading the Necronomicon if you can call that a book
The intro's kick ass.(Simon)

But yeah,I want to read 'The Call of Cthulhu'. Sounds pretty cool. I think I will start with that.

Thanks again hey
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posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 09:41 PM
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In the following order:

The Golden verses of Pythagoras - Antoine Fabre d'Olivet

Dark Nature: A Natural History of Evil - Lyall Watson

The Nature of Things: The Strange Behaviour of Inanimate Objects - Lyall Watson

Supernature: A Natural History of the Supernatural - Lyall Watson

The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli

The 48 Laws of Power - Robert Greene



posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 09:50 PM
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Originally posted by emberscott
In the following order:

The Golden verses of Pythagoras - Antoine Fabre d'Olivet

Dark Nature: A Natural History of Evil - Lyall Watson

The Nature of Things: The Strange Behaviour of Inanimate Objects - Lyall Watson

Supernature: A Natural History of the Supernatural - Lyall Watson

The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli

The 48 Laws of Power - Robert Greene







I havent read one of those.

Thanks droog



posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 10:11 PM
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The Problems with Philosophy - Bertrand Russell



posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 10:44 PM
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Thanks hey. Never read it.

Im somewhat of an absurdist. I like reading about philosophy.

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posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 10:54 PM
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Originally posted by Germanicus

Originally posted by ideasarebulletproof
Very good list.

I myself would add some H.P. Lovecraft for the fans of more gothic, horror sci-fi. Hence my signature


But most might not know who Lovecraft is




Hey thanks. I have been meaning to do that actually. Closest I have come is reading the Necronomicon if you can call that a book
The intro's kick ass.(Simon)

But yeah,I want to read 'The Call of Cthulhu'. Sounds pretty cool. I think I will start with that.

Thanks again hey
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Well actually H.P. Lovecraft never actually wrote substance to "The Necronomicon". He used this fictional book as a literary tool. It comes up in a lot of his stories as a pretext for someone performing a ritual, or finding a hidden tomb or something to that effect.

A few authors have written "Necronomicons" from the viewpoint of the "Half-crazed Arab" Alhazred. Which my favorite one (and also the most accurate in terms of the lore) was written by Donald Tyson, called Necronomicon: The Wanderings Of Alhazred



posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 10:57 PM
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Originally posted by Germanicus

Originally posted by ideasarebulletproof
Very good list.

I myself would add some H.P. Lovecraft for the fans of more gothic, horror sci-fi. Hence my signature


But most might not know who Lovecraft is




Hey thanks. I have been meaning to do that actually. Closest I have come is reading the Necronomicon if you can call that a book
The intro's kick ass.(Simon)

But yeah,I want to read 'The Call of Cthulhu'. Sounds pretty cool. I think I will start with that.

Thanks again hey
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I just thought of something, I think the perfect introduction to H.P. Lovecraft is a short story called The Outsider, I'm sure you can find it in full on the net for free. This is one of my favorite short stories.

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posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 11:10 PM
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Thanks


I will postpone Cthulhu and start with that one.



posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 11:13 PM
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Originally posted by Germanicus
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Thanks


I will postpone Cthulhu and start with that one.


Sorry I'm getting my titles mixed up, it's actually called The Outsider. Mybad lol

Here ya go: www.dagonbytes.com...

Don't know if you can tell or not, but I'm a big fan of Lovecraft. lol
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posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 11:23 PM
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I have never read much horror type stuff.

I used to love old Vincent Price movies when I was a kid so I read some Edgar Allan Poe and stuff but I never got right into them really.

But like I said I have been meaning to read some of Lovecraft's stuff. Im glad you gave me a nudge.
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posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 02:06 AM
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Alexander Hamilton - author Ron Chernow

The Disappearance of the Universe - Gary R Renard

New Atlantis - Sir Francis Bacon

next is a play...

The School For Scandal - Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The book about Alexander Hamilton is a MUST read in my opinion. Although not highlighted too much in the book, the crazy relationship between him and Aaron Burr was astounding. With out them even intentionally bashing heads or helping each other, both had a relationship early on through their actions, that even they weren't always aware of.

The Disappearance of the Universe is a pretty darn good book as it relates to Metaphysics, religion and illusion.

The School For Scandal is a linguistically coded play(So I claim) that is one of the most epic stories ever told, and is very well known and acknowledged for being one of the greatest of all time. It can actually be found for free on bartleby.com

@Germanicus
If you are a fan of philosophy, then Alexander Hamilton is right up your alley. The greatest tests of ones philosophy, REVOLUTION! I would rant about it, but if you're not familiar with his epic tale, I don't want to spoil it for ya!
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posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 03:45 AM
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Thanks Droog,

Hamilton does sound up my alley.
Maybe we can rant about it together at a later date





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