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WhiteWolf
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10/18/2010 10:01:03 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
I am looking for some new books.
I like authors like Vonnegut, Thoreau, stuff that will change how I think. I like story's that get into it and show you a different way of life and change your perspective. Got anything for me? :)
Thanks.
tvellalott
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10/18/2010 10:12:58 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Welcome to DDO!

I'm currently reading, after recommendation from a few members here, Guns, Germs and Steel.
One book that really changed how I feel about human nature was "A Criminal History of Mankind" by Colin Wilson. It's was very interesting and difficult to put down.

also, inb4 annhasle recommends Harry Potter.
LaissezFaire
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10/18/2010 10:18:08 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 10/18/2010 10:01:03 PM, WhiteWolf wrote:
I am looking for some new books.
I like authors like Vonnegut, Thoreau, stuff that will change how I think. I like story's that get into it and show you a different way of life and change your perspective. Got anything for me? :)
Thanks.
Off the top of my head:

Fiction: 1984, Brave New World. (Also anything by Vonnegut you haven't read yet)

Non-Fiction: For a New Liberty, Defending the Undefendable
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belle
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10/18/2010 11:06:41 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
hmmm.... authors i think you would like... chuck palaniuk, haruki murikami, thomas pynchon.... maybe? though pynchon is a little much lol, it takes a lot of work to read anything by him. also enjoyable: neal stephenson, joseph heller (catch-22 ftw!), vladamir nabokov... tolstoy... dovstoyevsky.... mmmm russians. yes. thats enough for now.
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Zetsubou
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10/19/2010 1:51:18 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals - John N. Gray
Traité d'athéologie - Michel Onfray
The first Almost made me atheist. If you're atheist you'll love them, it's puts Hitchens in low tier.

On liberalism:
Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia

Anti Libertarian/Anti-Hayek:
False Dawn: The Delusions of Global Capitalism
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