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Rockylightning
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4/11/2011 10:32:24 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I'm currently creating a list of books I want to read before I graduate (4 years).
Could anyone recommend a few?

I currently have Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad), Why I Write (George Orwell), A People's history of the United States (Howard Zinn).
LaissezFaire
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4/11/2011 10:40:01 PM
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Anything by Kurt Vonnegut, particularly Cat's Cradle and Slaughterhouse Five.
Catch-22
1984
Brave New World
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4/11/2011 10:41:25 PM
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Anarchy, State, and Utopia
Das Kapital (or at least the introduction, to see the bull critique of capitalism)
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phantom
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4/11/2011 11:18:08 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I don't know what kind of books your looking for but...

With the old breed- Eugene Sledge
The Pacific

Animal farm
Night
Fahrenheit 451

Horatio Hornblower (theirs about 8 of them I think)
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4/12/2011 1:46:57 AM
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Water for Elephants
David Copperfield
The Good Earth
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4/12/2011 9:07:01 AM
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Perfect Chemistry and Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles
There is nothing more bad-@ss than being yourself.

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4/12/2011 9:07:53 AM
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and the Sweep series
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Rockylightning
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4/12/2011 5:16:58 PM
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At 4/12/2011 1:09:18 AM, gerrandesquire wrote:
Which kind of books do you prefer?

the types that make you think. Ones like fahrenheit 451, 1984, and philosophy related works.
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4/12/2011 8:13:43 PM
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To be short:

The Hero with a Thousand Faces - Joseph Campbell
Guns, Germs, and Steel - Jared Diamond
Blindness - Jose Saramago
The Stranger - Albert Camus
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4/12/2011 9:48:29 PM
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At 4/12/2011 5:16:58 PM, Rockylightning wrote:
At 4/12/2011 1:09:18 AM, gerrandesquire wrote:
Which kind of books do you prefer?

the types that make you think. Ones like fahrenheit 451, 1984, and philosophy related works.

Lord of the flies.
Great book , possibly the best book I've read.
"Music is a zen-like ecstatic state where you become the new man of the future, the Nietzschean merger of Apollo and Dionysus." Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
Rockylightning
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4/12/2011 9:56:01 PM
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At 4/12/2011 9:48:29 PM, phantom wrote:
At 4/12/2011 5:16:58 PM, Rockylightning wrote:
At 4/12/2011 1:09:18 AM, gerrandesquire wrote:
Which kind of books do you prefer?

the types that make you think. Ones like fahrenheit 451, 1984, and philosophy related works.

Lord of the flies.
Great book , possibly the best book I've read.

I've read that. It is amazing!
Rockylightning
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4/12/2011 10:07:54 PM
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At 4/12/2011 8:13:43 PM, Grape wrote:
To be short:

The Hero with a Thousand Faces - Joseph Campbell
Guns, Germs, and Steel - Jared Diamond
Blindness - Jose Saramago
The Stranger - Albert Camus

I can't wait to read these! Could you expand your list?
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4/12/2011 11:52:40 PM
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At 4/12/2011 11:46:43 PM, Andromeda_Z wrote:
If you've read 1984 and liked it, maybe you'd also like Animal Farm, unless you already read that as well.

Some books are more equal than other books.
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4/12/2011 11:57:44 PM
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If you're into dystopian classics you'll like "We" by Yevgeny Zamyatin, its the book that inspired 1984.

I haven't read it myself but I hear it's good. Like all older foreign classics(1920s) it's a little more otherworldly and advanced, it's a big jump from 1984.
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Rockylightning
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4/13/2011 12:03:28 AM
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At 4/12/2011 11:46:43 PM, Andromeda_Z wrote:
If you've read 1984 and liked it, maybe you'd also like Animal Farm, unless you already read that as well.

already
Rockylightning
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4/13/2011 12:04:27 AM
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At 4/12/2011 11:52:40 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
At 4/12/2011 11:46:43 PM, Andromeda_Z wrote:
If you've read 1984 and liked it, maybe you'd also like Animal Farm, unless you already read that as well.

Some books are more equal than other books.

some parrots are more equal than other parrots
Rockylightning
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4/13/2011 12:04:59 AM
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At 4/12/2011 11:57:44 PM, Zetsubou wrote:
If you're into dystopian classics you'll like "We" by Yevgeny Zamyatin, its the book that inspired 1984.

I haven't read it myself but I hear it's good. Like all older foreign classics(1920s) it's a little more otherworldly and advanced, it's a big jump from 1984.

Thats goin on the list!
belle
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4/13/2011 12:36:39 AM
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best books ever according to belle (some repeats but i gotta show the love for my favorite books):

catch 22- joseph heller
guns, germs, and steel- jared diamond
the blank slate- steven pinker
how the mind works- steven pinker
the conscious mind -david chalmers
consciousness explained- daniel dennett
the ancestors tale- richard dawkins
the selfish gene- richard dawkins
the fountainhead- ayn rand
ender's game- orson scott card
wicked- gregory maguire
american gods- neil gaiman
east of eden- john steinbeck
anna karenina- leo tolstoy
crime and punishment- fyodor dostoyevsky
lolita- vladamir nabokov
long day's journey into night- eugene o'neill
who's afraid of virginia wolf- edward albee

fyi last two are plays and i love anything by dostoyevsky and nabokov (mostly... pale fire is a bit o.O) but those two are just representative.
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4/13/2011 10:39:05 AM
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Dust - Arthur Slade
"Once an object has been seen, it is impossible to put the mind back to the same condition it was in before it saw it." - Thomas Paine
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4/13/2011 10:39:33 AM
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I forgot to mention "A Clockwork Orange"
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4/13/2011 2:05:42 PM
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This will keep you busy but I sincerely enjoyed all of them.

1984 - George Orwell
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Oh the places you'll go - Dr Seuss
A Separate Peace - John Knowles
Anthem - Ayn Rand
A Certain Justice - P.D. James

Short Stories:
The Destroyers - Graham Greene
The Lottery - Shirley Jackson
Young Goodman Brown - Nathaniel Hawthorne
Rockylightning
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4/13/2011 10:04:40 PM
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At 4/13/2011 2:05:42 PM, twsurber wrote:
This will keep you busy but I sincerely enjoyed all of them.

1984 - George Orwell
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Oh the places you'll go - Dr Seuss
A Separate Peace - John Knowles
Anthem - Ayn Rand
A Certain Justice - P.D. James

Short Stories:
The Destroyers - Graham Greene
The Lottery - Shirley Jackson
Young Goodman Brown - Nathaniel Hawthorne

The last three are the most intriguing..

thanks a lot!
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4/15/2011 2:12:36 AM
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Anything by Ayn Rand is amazing, it truly changed me.
The Fountainhead is more of a story ,where Atlas Shrugged is when she really hits her stride. They're both amazing books.

Ender's game, i agree with ^

The God Delusion- Richard Dawkins
If you are religious, you should read it, if you're atheist, you should read it, if you are agnostic you should read it. It forces you to really question your beliefs and figure out why you believe why you believe. Too few people do that now adays
Omnes te moriturum amant 

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Rockylightning
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4/15/2011 9:22:11 PM
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At 4/15/2011 2:12:36 AM, burningpuppies101 wrote:
Anything by Ayn Rand is amazing, it truly changed me.
The Fountainhead is more of a story ,where Atlas Shrugged is when she really hits her stride. They're both amazing books.

Ender's game, i agree with ^

The God Delusion- Richard Dawkins
If you are religious, you should read it, if you're atheist, you should read it, if you are agnostic you should read it. It forces you to really question your beliefs and figure out why you believe why you believe. Too few people do that now adays

Read the god delusion
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4/16/2011 2:26:44 AM
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At 4/15/2011 2:12:36 AM, burningpuppies101 wrote:


The God Delusion- Richard Dawkins
If you are religious, you should read it, if you're atheist, you should read it, if you are agnostic you should read it. It forces you to really question your beliefs and figure out why you believe why you believe. Too few people do that now adays

Lol.
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