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posted : 2005.Mar.13 @ 11.27pm
Actually, I'm looking to read some...
I'm sure that some of you fellow pod-dwellers have some stellar sugestions.
Stuff I like:
Patternition/life processes/science factoid/fractalization
Moving accounts of spiritual growth and adventure
Delicious, fluid writing... I like that Tom Robbins character.

Anyways, your help is greatly appreciated, as I am stranded in a desert of dry literature thirsting for that tasty oasis.

posted : 2005.Mar.14 @ 2.03pm
i recommend the martian way, by isaac asimov. its a collection of short stories, but when i heard you say 'science factoid' it popped right up into mind. asmiov has this great way of justifying and designing science fiction things with actual factual limitations and details. its really quite fascinating

but other than that, books i would recommend to anyone:

the dune chronicles
otherland series
the chronicles of narnia

posted : 2005.Mar.14 @ 3.17pm
I'm just going to come right out and say this....

I have a sick obsession with Harry Potter! OK I said it!
*Pulls shirt over head and goes running into the night* Rolling eyes

posted : 2005.Mar.14 @ 5.05pm
Meloyelo, grab my hand let's go frolick together!
Harry Potter owns

Yo Mike B!
Lately my reading consists of school stuffs,
The most notable in recent times would be
Fear and Trembling by Soren Kierkegaard. It's a good book with a long pace and is an observation of faith using the example of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son/faith's transcendence of moral presuppositions. A big part of this work has to do with the double-movement of what Kierkegaard calls the knight of faith. To let go of all desire in the movement of infinite resignation, and to return to the world.

Moby Dick was a pretty sweet book as well

It's pretty crazy what we're reading, I'm glad I ended up in the Liberal Arts. Mind bending stuff with infinite everyday potential for learning and application is a definite plus. Smile

Tom, I'm glad you mentioned Asimov. Did you ever read Nemesis?

Stephen King makes for a good read. The Stand and Needful Things stand out as, well, great books!


posted : 2005.Mar.15 @ 8.52pm
cant say ive read nemesis. isnt that one about robots? i get them all mixed up. but ive been wanting o get into asimov more

posted : 2005.Mar.18 @ 6.35pm
It's a planet colonization one, with the Earth on the brink of destruction from an approaching star.
And a host planet-entity communicating through telepathy.
It was a super ineresting read
Although, I could be mixing things up myself.

posted : 2005.Aug.08 @ 1.38am
Geek Love ~ Katherine Dunn

The World According to Garp ~ John Irving

Perfume ~ Patrick Suskind

1984 ~ Orwell

Ham on Rye ~ Bukowski

The Watchmen ~ Alan Moore

~ V ~

posted : 2005.Aug.12 @ 10.04am
Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman

I avoided reading this book for years because I thought it would be one of those spiritual 'textbook' types. But it is a novel and I laughed my ass off four times in the first twelve pages. It is an excellent read, whether you want to get something out of the amazing story or not.

posted : 2005.Sep.15 @ 1.21pm
Anything by Kurt Vonnegut Galapagos, Slaughter house Five, the list goes on.

Salman Rushdie perhaps?

2 shorties by long winded folk:
Walking, an essay by good ol' Thoreau
Master and Servant, Tolstoy

A Day In The Life of Ivan Denisovich, The authour's name escapes me at the moment.

Anything by Farley Mowat

Me talk Pretty One Day (i think thats the title), By David Sedaris

The Deptford Trilogy, Robertson Davies

ooooh i luv books.

i almost forgot the most important book in the universe:
HitchHikers Guide to The Galaxy, by Douglas Adams. IF you haven't already read it of course.


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