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post #16 of 174
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C'mon, you really read Ulysses?

Honestly, I did. Though, I think, at the time, it was more for the sake of saying that I read such a massive text. We read it as a group the summer of my senior year with what comprised our "Philosophy Club" and two of my favorite teachers.
post #17 of 174
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Grief Observed by C. S. Lewis

Wow. I thought I would be the only one who listed this. What an amazing, tragic book.
post #18 of 174
Memoirs of Hadrian, Letters to a Young Contrarian, Count of Monte Cristo :0, The Fifties (halberstam), Tender is the Night, and slightly to my embarrassment, Swiss Family Robinson.
post #19 of 174
I'm just pulling these out of my ass, but:

Chapterhouse: Dune (Frank Herbert)
Eon (Greg Bear)
The High King (Lloyd Alexander)
The Adventures of Huckelberry Finn (Mark Twain)
The Foundation Trilogy* (Isaac Asimov)
Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)




*MUST be read all together
post #20 of 174
Hmmm, tough choices to be made. Fathers and Sons by Turgenev 1984 by Orwell The Great War and Modern Memory by Paul Fussell The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro A Yeats collection I have at home. I can't for the life of me remember the editor's name. Either The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine or any number of Bertrand Russell's works
post #21 of 174
This thread is missing Russian authors.

Fathers and Sons by Turgenev
We by Zamyatin
Poems/Short stories by Edgar Allen Poe
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Confessions by Augustine
The Bible
post #22 of 174
American Tabloid by James Ellroy
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy O'Toole
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
White Noise by Don Dellilo
Pop. 1280 by Jim Thompson
post #23 of 174
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and there I expected a special book in the list ..
post #24 of 174
If you're referring to my namesake, I have to shamefully admit that I've never read the book. I am quite fond of the Terry Gilliam film, however.
post #25 of 174
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I'm just pulling these out of my ass, but:

Chapterhouse: Dune (Frank Herbert)
Eon (Greg Bear)
The High King (Lloyd Alexander)
The Adventures of Huckelberry Finn (Mark Twain)
The Foundation Trilogy* (Isaac Asimov)
Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)




*MUST be read all together

I keep my books on a shelf, but whatever does it for you.

har. har. har
post #26 of 174
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I keep my books on a shelf, but whatever does it for you.

har. har. har

You should experiment more. But I admit the papercuts do sting a little extra.
post #27 of 174
Catch 22 - Heller Blade of Tyshalle - Stover Survivor - Palahniuk Wilt - Sharpe I could easely list 2 more. Edit: All Ellis' novels.
post #28 of 174
Thread Starter 
I haven't been able to come up with six. I really want to include a book on mathematics, but I haven't found one that is really amazing.

Two definites on my list are "The Art of War" and "Siddhartha".

I want to include "Of Mice and Men" too, but it isn't quite on the same level of The Art of War.
post #29 of 174
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Brothers Karamazov
Musashi
1984
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Bible
post #30 of 174
Read these across different points in my life, so my level of maturity and development varied, but these books had the biggest impact in their time and place:

Shakespeare - anything he wrote
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Probability Theory- the Logic of Science E T Jaynes
Anarchy State and Utopia Nozick
The Palm at the End of the Mind - The complete poems of Wallace Stevens
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