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June 11, 2018, 07:59:06 AM
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Must Read Books!
« on: June 11, 2018, 07:59:06 AM »
Reply with a list of book/s you think are must read books that people should read, To help people who are "beginners" or just looking for a good read, ie. me.
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June 12, 2018, 04:05:10 PM
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Re: List of "Must read" books
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2018, 04:05:10 PM »
I have collected what for me are the best science fiction books: http://xfmro77i3lixucja.onion/list/eqKfufdpmRqyuF0N
Happy reading!!!

October 25, 2019, 07:18:26 PM
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Re: Must Read Books!
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2019, 07:18:26 PM »
i personally love ready player one by ernest cline, its way way more detailed than the movie (duh) and has a really cute ending
perfect for a morning commute because it isnt written complicated
english isnt my mother tounge but i was able to understand everything with very little use of a translator

October 30, 2019, 06:59:22 AM
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Re: List of "Must read" books
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2019, 06:59:22 AM »
I have collected what for me are the best science fiction books: http://xfmro77i3lixucja.onion/list/eqKfufdpmRqyuF0N

Have you read I have no mouth and I must scream? You'd like it based on your list.
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November 05, 2019, 03:47:54 PM
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Re: List of "Must read" books
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2019, 03:47:54 PM »
I have collected what for me are the best science fiction books: http://xfmro77i3lixucja.onion/list/eqKfufdpmRqyuF0N

Have you read I have no mouth and I must scream? You'd like it based on your list.

I haven't read it, I'll add it to my list. Thanks for the recomendation.
Happy reading!!!

January 04, 2020, 06:14:27 AM
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Re: Must Read Books!
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2020, 06:14:27 AM »
    
The Rose Of Paracelsus: On Secrets & Sacraments by William Pickard.

I put in a humble request to see if anyone can find a copy to read online for free.

There is a podcaset on psychedelic saloon by Lorenzo Hagerty where various people involved in the book including Brother Pickard himself read out loud chapters and entrys of the book and also comment  their insight and views on the book.
Great stuff.

August 04, 2020, 03:11:05 AM
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Re: Must Read Books!
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2020, 03:11:05 AM »
I remember ever since I did acid in Florida, I began to seriously read the 'Classics'.
I have read thousands of books and there are so many great books out there.
I tend to love the Russian prose and thought.

Here are the titles I recommend:
Don Quixote by Cervantes
The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky (his magnum opus imo)
Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky
Catch 22 by Heller
Confederacy of Dunces by Toole
LOTR Trilogy by Tolkein
Anna Karenina by Tolstoy
Lolita by Nabokov
The Republic by Plato

Also read any Nietzsche, early Fitzgerald and Plato.
Faust by Goethe
I tend to find the harder the book, the greater the read.

October 24, 2020, 11:15:49 PM
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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2020, 11:15:49 PM »
Three body problem series by Liu Cixin

Has really good hard SciFi elements.
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May 27, 2021, 12:39:38 PM
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Re: Must Read Books!
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2021, 12:39:38 PM »
The abyss beyond dreams is a decent book, it's a soft sci-fi borderline fantasy political thriller. I didn't like the ending though seemed a bit abrupt and out of character for some character in the story. The series was meant to be a trilogy but the author apparently made it into a duology.

Started reading the second book and it's a very different theme than the first.
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July 26, 2021, 08:45:39 PM
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Re: Must Read Books!
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2021, 08:45:39 PM »
Reply with a list of book/s you think are must read books that people should read, To help people who are "beginners" or just looking for a good read, ie. me.

There are too many for one lifetime. Here are some I enjoyed...

BEGINNERS
Roald Dahl: Switch Bitch, Over to You, Someone Like You, Kiss Kiss, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, The Fantastic Mr Fox
Neal Stephenson: Snow Crash
Douglas Adams: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Boris & Arkady Strugatsky: The Dead Mountaineer's Inn
Jack Campbell: Dauntless (Lost Fleet 1)
Patrick Rothfuss: The Name of the Wind
Charles Darwin: The Origin of Species (ist edition)
Mark Twain: The Prince and the Pauper
Jack London: The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Other Stories
Kenneth Grahame: The Wind In The Willows
James Thurber: The 13 Clocks
Herman Wouk: The Caine Mutiny
Isaac Asimov: Foundation
Arthur C. Clarke: Childhood's End
Ken Kesey: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
James Clavell: King Rat, Tai-Pan, Shogun
Carl Sagan: The Dragons of Eden, The Demon-Haunted World
M.M. Kaye: The Far Pavilions
Stephen King: It, Pet Sematary, Skeleton Crew, Cujo,
Lloyd Alexander: Westmark
Jack Vance: Tales Of The Dying Earth
Terry Pratchett: Mort
Marion Zimmer Bradley: The Mists of Avalon
Paul Auster: The Music of Chance
George R.R. Martin: A Game of Thrones
Neil Gaiman: Neverwhere
Richard Dawkins: Unweaving The Rainbow
Jonathan Franzen: The Corrections
Yann Martel: The Life of Pi
John Diamond: Snake Oil
Michael Pollan: The Botany of Desire
Ian Banks: Raw Spirit, The Wasp Factory
Ian M. Banks: Consider Phlebas, The Player of Games
Dewey Lambdin: The King's Coat
Ken Follet: The Pillars of the Earth
Carl Hiaasen: Strip Tease
Hugh Laurie: The Gunseller
Kelly Link: Stranger Things Happen
Derren Brown: Tricks of the Mind
David Wong: John Dies at the End
Tom Wolfe: The Right Stuff
Thomas Harris: The Silence of the Lambs
Lionel Shriver: We Need to Talk About Kevin
Patrick Ness: Chaos Walking (the complete trilogy)
Katherine Applegate: The One and Only Ivan
M.T. Anderson: Symphony for the City of the Dead
Ken Liu: The Paper Menagerie and other stories
Jerome K. Jerome: Three Men in a Boat, Three Men on the Bummel
Edgar Rice Burroughs: Tarzan of the Apes
Georgette Heyer: The Quiet Gentleman
Hammond Innes: The Wreck of the Mary Deare
J. G. Ballard: Vermilion Sands
John Irving: The World According to Garp
Orson Scott Card: Ender's Game
Harry Thompson: This Thing of Darkness

NOT BEGINNERS
Umberto Eco: The Name of the Rose
Frank Herbert: Dune
John Banville: The Sea
Joseph O'Connor: Star of the Sea
David Mitchell: Cloud Atlas
Charles Frazier: Cold Mountain
Boris Vian: Mood Indigo
Nikos Kazantzakis: Zorba the Greek
F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby
George Orwell: 1984
Peter Atkins: The Laws of Thermodynamics (Oxford, A Very Short Introduction To)
W. N. P. Barbellion: The Journal of a Disappointed Man
Aldous Huxley: Brave New World
Bret Easton Ellis: American Psycho
Erich Maria Remarque: All Quiet On The Western Front
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe: The Sorrows Of Young Werther And Selected Writings
Richard Dawkins: The Selfish Gene, Climbing Mount Improbable, The Blind Watchmaker
David Hume: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
J.R.R. Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings
Olaf Stapeldon: Sirius
Albert Camus: The Stranger
Vladimir Nabakov: Lolita
Mervyn Peake: The Gormenghast Trilogy
Thomas Pynchon: The Crying of Lot 49
John Kennedy Toole: A Confederacy of Dunces
Ian McEwan: Saturday, Nutshell
Paul Theroux: The Mosquito Coast
Mark Helprin: A Winter's Tale, Refiner's Fire
Patrick Suskind: Perfume
Oliver Sacks: The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, An Anthropologist on Mars
Steven Pinker: The Blank Slate