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Kwisatz Haderach

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The name speaks for itself, a thread made for books.
Post what you want about books, your favourite ones, ones you're currently reading, recommendations, et cetera.
My favourites, in no particular order:

less than zero(bret easton ellis)

the picture of dorian gray (oscar wilde)

doors of perception (aldous huxley)

infinite jest (david foster wallace)

neuromancer (william gibson)

the rum diary (hunter s. thompson)

starship troopers (robert heinlein)

fahrenheit 451 (ray bradbury)

drive(james sallis)

dune(frank herbert)

the wild boys(william s. burroughs)

kill your friends(john niven)

deus irae(philip k. dick)

the man who was thursday (g.k. chesterton)

roadside picnic (strugatsky)

i have no mouth and i must scream (harlan ellison)

heart of darkness (conrad)

Recently re-read Vonnegut's excellent short story "HARRISON BERGERON" (link to read it)

Currently reading:

Shoplifting from American Apparel (Tao Lin)

Down and Out in Paris and London (Orwell)

The Master and Margarita (Bulgakov)

Karoo (Steve Tesich)

Pale Fire (Nabokov)
 

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Anything by Terry Pratchett is worth a read similarly while he is most famous for the Space Odyssey series Arthur C Clark wrote a library of great books.

Obviously I would also like it if everyone could just give me five minuets of their time to discuss our lord a saviour Issac Asimov and I think Robert Graves' work is worth everyone's time.
 

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Cat in the hat

Green eggs and ham

Clifford the big red dog

Sunnen Engine and Cylinder Head Rebuilding Handbook

1 fish 2 fish red fish blue fish

Horton hears a who

Pocket book of boners
 

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The Art of war ((Sun Tzu) The scenarios are good for anything from business to daily life))

Some books from Hans-Hermann Hoppe (Keyword being some)

Anything by the late Tom Clancy

The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank) was good if you didn't read it in school

The Art of the deal ( Donald Trump, Tony Schwartz) was a good read as well (Hate the man or not the book like most is meant to make you think)
 

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The Art of War actually isn't that good except as a bunch of quickly spoutable maxims - most of the strength of the various versions of the book come in the commentaries. I have a couple of variations (including one where Du Mu and Cao Cao provide differing comments on the same work) but my favourite is the version I have with commentary by General Tao Hanzhang who as you might know was one of Mao's most trusted subordinates.

On War is a much better analysis of the meat of war - though ofc we should head Clausewitz's general theme that war can't be reduced to universal principles. I also think that many modern politicians could do with understanding On War's points about war needing clear goals both strategically and politically.
 

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I was gonna make some kind of order here but I really can't, so here it is, probably left out loads of good books so i might end up editing this post a lot.

Some of my favs:
  • Demian, Steppenwolf, The Glass Bead Game - Herman Hesse (Loved all of these, they're a bit heavy and not everyone's cup of tea, but i'd def recommend them)
  • The Hitch Hiker's guide to Galaxy- Douglas Adams
  • 1984, Animal Farm - George Orwell
  • Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a young man - James Joyce
  • Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
  • Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austin
  • Journey to the Centre of the Earth and everything by Jules Verne
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray- Oscar Wilde
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway
  • Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
Currently reading:
Journey to the End of the Night - Celine
A tale of two cities - Charles Dickens
Women - Charles Bukowski
 

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The Silence by Tim Lebbon

Great spin on the tried and true apocalyptic setting no zombies in this one
 
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Funny people on the internet waffling on about Sun Tsu are always so terrible at FPSs
 
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The Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engles

Building the Party by Tony Cliff

State and Revolution by VI Lenin

Subterranean Fire by Sharon Smith

Everything published by Haymarket Books
haymarketbooks.org
 

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Dune
The Expanse (Leviathan Wakes)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
GRE Study Guides
And so on
 

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Do my uni books count, bc I've read at least 30 of those, multiple times
 
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The Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engles

Building the Party by Tony Cliff

State and Revolution by VI Lenin

Subterranean Fire by Sharon Smith

Everything published by Haymarket Books
haymarketbooks.org
Tony Cliff is a fucking dork and Sharon Smith's book, while interesting is cynical.
Read Mao, read Stalin, Subscribe to Labor Notes, or else you'll just be jacking yourself off in wealthy suburbs till the day you fuckin die.
 

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I ordered these 3 books, Dune, Neuromancer, and the Annihilation series. I've read Neuromancer and the first book in the Annihilation series, Im currently working through Dune. I love the style of the hardback book for Dune and Neuromancer, they look so good.