posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 03:49 PM
I was born and raised in Bangor, Maine. Hometown of Stephen King (well, he spends half the year in Florida now, too. Can't blame him there). He is
probably my favorite author due to nostalgic reasons and he has plenty of trippy books, in my opinion. I'd have to say the best are definitely the
Dark Tower series, each of them are extremely well written and considering it deals with alternate dimensions and realities and all sort of strange
creatures and characters, I'd give them my vote. They are sort of the Lord of the Rings on acid. Pet Semetary is quite creepy, and heartbreaking, as
well. And the Dead Zone is amazing, any ATS stalwart would enjoy that read... about a teacher who becomes psychic after a car accident and ends up
meeting a politician, who, after shaking his hand, he finds out is destined to do very, very bad things. So he decides to take him out before he can.
Kind of a take on the old, "If you could go back and time and kill Hitler, would you?" type of scenario.
I'm an avid reader though and there are so many awesome books out there to read. Another one of my favorite authors is David Foster Wallace. Anything
he wrote was brilliant, and Infinite Jest is another sorta trippy read.
Don DeLilo's Libra is a good one for anyone interested in JFK assassination and Lee Harvey Oswald. He writes his own account of how he thinks Oswald
was tied up with the CIA and the assassination, I think it is quite possibly the best take an author has put forth, especially impressive considering
he is a fictional author who bases some of his stories on actual events.
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