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I've been touting these books lately.. but they're a worthy addition to the pit:

Any book by Sven Hassel

Deals with WWII.. but you get it from a German point of view (they're originally in German and everything). Great books.
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Old 10-06-2004, 07:18 AM deltabourne is offline  
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Any Chuck Palahniuk book
God's Debris: A Thought Experiment by Scott Adams
Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson (has nothing to do with jesus)
The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way In The New Century by Paul Krugman
Old 10-11-2004, 04:56 PM BadassOfTheNorth is offline  
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The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes. Philosophy/psychology.
The Tale of Genji Edward G. Seidensticker (Translator). Regarded as the world's first novel; superb story about the Japanese version of courtly love.
The Hot Zone by Richard Preston. True story of the ebola virus outbreak in a Washington, D.C. laboratory.
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Old 10-12-2004, 01:00 PM Prayell is offline  
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good list of reading, i have a couple things to add:

Kalachakra Tantra - Kay-drup-jay, trans. by Jeffery Hopkins
Hevajra Tantra - Shakyamuni, trans. by Jeffery Hopkins
Vajrapanjara Tantra - unknown author

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"On Killing : The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society" - Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...50220?v=glance

Interesting book.
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The Dune series by Frank Herbert. Epic writing about power, humanity, and religion. It cannot be summarized here.
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The Dune series by Frank Herbert. Epic writing about power, humanity, and religion. It cannot be summarized here.

The Dune Litany against Fear is one of my favorite pieces of literature.

I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.
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Time considered as a helix of semiprecious stones"
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Old 10-27-2004, 11:19 PM TheMorlock is offline  
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The Godfather - Mario Puzo :: One of the greatest books ever
The Tesseract - Alex Garland :: Hard to summarise, but great read.
The Beach - Alex Garland (Movie Sucked) :: The perfect life, or is it?

I suck at summarising.
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Reading King Leopolds Ghost right now...umm its about the congo and killing black people
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the Hyperion quartet from Dan Simmons.
Sakharov, Morale, Science et Politique from Charles Rhéaume, don't know if this book is out in english, but it is a good book on a physicist.
I should read the whole thread to see which book hasn't been named yet.
Of Liberty from John Stuart Mill
Anything from Rousseau
Anything from Descartes
Anything from Voltaire
Anything from Montesquieu
Anything from Nietzsche
Anything from Kant
Anything from Hegel
Anything from Heidegger
Anything from Kierkegaard
Si c'est un homme - Primo Levi
L'archipel du Goulag - Sol Jenstyne
Le grand voyage - Jorge Semprun
Rhinocéros - Eugène Ionesco
etc...
etc...
Foundation quartet and plus
The Gunslinger from Stephen King
more to be added :P

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Old 11-15-2004, 06:41 AM Jose Theodore is offline  
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I have to second The Godfather. It sums up everything one really needs to know about government in a gripping story. I literally could not put that book down until I was finished.
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The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
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"Although an excellent novel, The Trial by Franz Kafka has nothing to do with the outcome of communism."

Agreed. Pre-Communism but you might agree that his faceless struggle in the larger machine resonates throughout, and is somewhat symbolic of this era.

From my reading Kafka was not particularly bothered about politics. His struggle was against what the later existentialists would call the "absurdity" of being; his alienation was psychic and internal, as opposed to political and external.
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