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Best Books

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dwtcos, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. dan00a

    dan00aExperienced Member Experienced member


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    Re: What are you reading or what books would you recommend?

    Haha, hear hear!
     
  2. Connorkillschildren

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    Re: What are you reading or what books would you recommend?

    I read Slaughterhouse-5 by Kurt Vonnegut and I absolutely loved it. Kurt discribes the book (In the book) as anti-glacier satire, because writing an anti-war book is like writing an anti-glacier book. ..They're both unstoppable. Overall, the book was hilarious and very, very sad at the same time. Definately a must-read. I also really loved the Lord of the Flies, and the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy still stands as my all-time favorite. Currently I'm reading George Orwell's 1984, and it's looking promising so far. (Also Badman, I read Catcher in the Rye and I fucking hated it!)
     
  3. ASA

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    Re: What are you reading or what books would you recommend?

    I DEMAND(tongue in cheek): YOU READ STUDS TERKEL'S: COMING OF AGE, NOW! or as soon as you can, DANKE!
     
  4. jessfive

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    I'm in the middle of Off The Map published by Crimethinc - it's a fun read.
     
  5. ElSamo

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    I am currently reading "Ya basta" writings of sub commadante marcos from the EZLN. "Anarcho Syndicalism theory and practice" a copy of "The squatters handbook" "No logo" by Naomi Klein and hope to soon move onto "The coming insurrection."
     
  6. Unreasonable Man

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    The Urban Homestead, a guide to self sufficient living in the heart of the city by Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen
    The New Organic Grower by Eliot Coleman
    Man and His Symbols by Carl Jung
    How to Watch TV News by Neil Postman and Steve Powers which I'm borrowing from a journalist friend and is heinously out of date.
    Songs of The Doomed by Hunter S. THompson

    Edit: Oh wait this is a best books thread not a "what are you reading" thread. My mistake.
    The Giver by Lois Lowry
     
  7. NGNM85

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    I don't know if I's put it in my top 10, or anything, but I'm presently engrossed in Ray Kurzweil's "The Singularity is Near." Fascinating book for anyone who's interested in emergent technologies and the future of the human race.
     
  8. SenI

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    At the moment I reading "Red London" by Stewart Home. In this book so much perverted sex, damn it. But some moments are very pleased, especially the main hero, Adolf, when he unexpectedly comes home in the bourgeois and shoot them brains, he-he-he...
     
  9. Bakica

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    Im reading Romeo and Juliet at moment :p but I also wanted do ask can anyone recommend me some good book which talks about politics (anarchy) or some really good book..i got a really big apetite for reading books lol
     
  10. K-Townbootboy

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    Just finished Incendiary by Chris Cleave, about a terror attack on London and the consequences both political and for a woman that lost her husband and son. Not bad at all, considering it was a gift, and it was on sale.

    Other than that I'm very fond of John King and Bret Easton Ellis.
     
  11. dwtcos

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    "No Gods No Masters" released by AK press is a good place to start. I found it at my library.
     
  12. SenI

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    Hey, guys. Your could not be any recommend good anarcho-artistic books? If there are books on anarcho-punk, then I'll be very happy :) .
     
  13. ASA

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    remember not to get wrapped up in books all the time, look around you and smell the coffee too, no hassle, keep readin.
     
  14. NGNM85

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    If you wanna read a FANTASTIC science fiction novel, read Joan Vinge's (Vernor's ex-wife.) "Catspaw." "Psion" gets all the press, and it's good, but the sequal cranked it to 11. I've read it a dozen times at least. The third act, "Dreamfall" is a little anemic, but worth a look. I would also strongly recommend Asimov's "I, Robot", Gibson's "Neuromancer", and Robert Heinlen's "Starship Troopers", and "Stranger in a Strange Land."
     
  15. ASA

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    so your a narcissist and existentialist , uni bollix.
     
  16. silencekid

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    I'm currently reading "Against The Megamachine: Essays On Empire & Its Enemies" by David Watson. It's a really nice collection of anarcho-primitivist essays and a good companion book to "Against His-Story, Against Leviathan" by Fredy Perlman, which I'd read previously.

    I got both of them back in 2001 at an anarchist bookstore on Haight St. in San Francisco. I believe the place was called Bound Together. Anyone know if it's still there? Took me long enough to get around to reading them, but better late than never.

    edit: ah yes, the bookstore does still exist: http://www.boundtogetherbooks.com/
     
  17. K-Townbootboy

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    Nothing wrong with the manifesto, you just have to save Marx from the marxists...

    I've just finished The Football Factory by John King, a very good read. Other than that I'm a big fan of Bret Easton Ellis.
     
  18. dwtcos

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    I have a challenge with my librarian (who teaches my study hall class) that if I can finish Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" (which is a little over 1000 pages) being afforded only 30 minutes a day 5 days a week to read it by the end of the half-trimester she has to host a rice-cream party on the last day of the course haha
     
  19. Bunny

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    Good Luck!
    Right now i'm re-reading "A People's History of the United States". I had read it when i was about sixteen and i figure i'll get more out of it now. I want to read "Granny Made Me and Anarchist" next.
     
  20. Mike Generic

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    I've got a couple books I've been meaning to get through for months. Working Through Making A Killing by Bob Torres, next is The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy by Yves Engler, and the book of Food, Inc., all while working through bits of the H.P. Lovecraft Necronomicon.
     
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