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Recommend Any Good Books?

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I've been looking into reading again, except i dont know where to start, do any avid readers on here recommend a good book?

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How old are you? What books did you like? What writers did you particularly appreciate? Just to get an idea...

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Did you read anything by Jack Kerouac? ("On the road" is THE classic) Iceberg Slim, Gil Scott Heron, Alex Haley, Malcolm X, Philip K Dick?

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- Blowback - Chalmers Johnson

- Just about any book by T.C. Boyle or Chuck Pahlaniuk

- Where White Men Fear To Tread - Russell Means

- Slackjaw (forgot the author)

- Life & Def - Russel Simmons

- Chuck D's autobiography

- Fugitive Days - Bill Ayers

- When Will Jesus Bring the Porkchops? - George Carlin

- A People's History of the United States - Howard Zinn

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Holes is a good one.

Goosebumps, as well. Try copping that shit. Mad ill!

haha i got over that shit in 5th grade.

thanks for all the books and authors, ill definitely check some of them out

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IT or The Shining both by stephen king

try hunter s. thompson (crazy)

oh oh! room full of mirrors: a biography of jimi hendrix-charles r. cross

the measure of a man: a spiritual autobiography-sidney poitier

try a che guevara biography. very interesting. or miles davis' autobiography.

it depends also what u like: romance, suspense, horror, etc.

there's a lot of books out there man.

hopes this helps

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"The Apology" by Plato.

Anything by Plato

ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU'RE 16!!!

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Siddartha (or anything by Herman Hesse)

Unbearable Lightness of Being

Anything by Vonnegut (I especially like Sirens of Titan)

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Anything by Ernest Hemingway

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- When Will Jesus Bring the Porkchops? - George Carlin

Good call. The man's a lunatic genius.

Michael Moore may be a little over your head but, Dude Where's My Country is a great read.

5 People Who Died While Having Sex - Karl Shaw. Yes that really is the title, google it. Very entertaining if you're into wacky history.

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Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance.

Confederacy Of Dunces.

Grapes Of Wrath.

The Crying of Lot 49.

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"The Apology" by Plato.

Anything by Plato

ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU'RE 16!!!

Your an Idiot.

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The Outsider - Albert Camus.....

..only fella in History to play for his country in the world cup (portugal) and win the noble prize (for the outsider)

Brief History of Nearly Everything is awesome too ,on a different tack tho...

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Ugh...who said Ayn Rand???

Over-rated drivel to help greedy fucks justify their greed...basically.

yes.

I said it.

:)

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Ugh...who said Ayn Rand???

Over-rated drivel to help greedy fucks justify their greed...basically.

yes.

I said it.

:)

Love It Or Hate It.

She's One of Those Kinds of People...

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the life of pi - forget who this is by, but it kept me quite gripped

the hitchikers guide to the galaxy - douglas adams

Are you dave gorman? - dave gorman

the stars tennis balls - steven fry

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HAM ON RYE

by CHARLES BUKOWSKI

GLAMORAMA

by BRET EASTON ELLIS

RUM DIARY

by HUNTER S. THOMPSON

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST

by KEN KESEY

THUS SPOKE ZARATHUSTRA

by FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE

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Ugh...who said Ayn Rand???

Over-rated drivel to help greedy fucks justify their greed...basically.

yes.

I said it.

:D

What?! How DARE you???

Nah, J/K :P

I can see your opinion. But I liked to read anything well-written, even if I don't agree with it.

And in the Fountainhead, there is some stuff that relates. I mean, apply her theory of Objectivism to music. Can't you see Madlib being a kind of Howard Roark? You know--not the MTV-famous poser that copies others and uses money and fame to be a well-known musician (the Peter character), but the kind of musician that lives and breathes his craft--sometimes not even caring that he gets all the credit for it (quas), and Definitely not caring what other people think.

And that is my book report for the day, folks. :P

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Aldous Huxley is my favorite author so I'd recommend almost anything by him.

Tom Robbins is a real colorful author. I've read Even Cowgirls get the Blues and Another Roadside Attraction and they are both great.

I like Salman Rushdie alot. Check out Fury or Grimus by him.

Kurt Vonnegut books are easy reads, last one I read by him was Galapagos and I thought it was great.

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The Outsider - Albert Camus.....

..only fella in History to play for his country in the world cup (portugal) and win the noble prize (for the outsider)

Where did you read that? I don't think you're talking about the right guy, concerning the world cup...

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Where did you read that? I don't think you're talking about the right guy, concerning the world cup...

yeah, he was algerian/french so that couldn't be right...

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