Discussion in 'The Alley' started by Superman70, Dec 13, 2013.
excluding children's books
i am trying to set my kindle up with some books i can read in 2014.
I don't read books..like at all
Just magazines and the sports page
Shantaram was awesome
The art of racing in the rain was awesome
The white bone was great
The wave was wicked awesome
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time was good.
i'm going to read the curious incident soon. i looked at previous threads that people responded to and that came up a lot. i think i will make that next.
will also check out the others.
i just read youth in revolt. may seem corny because michael cera is on the cover, but holy shit the book is awesome.
if you have an imagination, it's a really fun read. i got through 530 pages in 4.5 days easy.
that's actually one of my favorite books, zyclon. i love it.
i read it before the movie, so my copy doesn't have michael cera on the cover.
the movie was not nearly as good.
i refuse to watch the movie after reading the book because i knew it wouldn't do it nearly enough justice as my imagination did.
the art of racing in the rain is about a dog whos owner is a racecar driver. Its from the dogs point of view and really cool
the white bone is from the point of view of elephants, mainly one named "mud" its a cool ass book
shantaram is a story about a man on the run from the law who escapes to india and ends up doing all types of cool shit, its a mostly true story.
The wave is about Tsunamis, rogue waves, big wave surfing. Its not what you think and is really friggin good.
and you know what the other one is already
all super cool books
Get the complete collection of works by Mark Twain. I'm pretty sure I paid $2.50 for it.
Hell's Angels - Hunter S. Thompson
Guns, Germs, and Steel - Jared Diamond
Armageddon - Leon Uris
Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell
Matterhorn - Karl Marlantes
The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway
The Demon-Haunted World - Carl Sagan
Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace
Currently not reading any popular book (although am still buying them by meters ), but I'd recommend Landau, Kitaigorodsky: Physics for Everyone (Physical Bodies, Molecules, Electrons, Photons and Nuclei)..
The collection gives an insight into the whole area of physics and is therefore suitable for both students and the general lay audience. Personally think that when explaining physics in a simple (but still enough in depth) mode rare books surpass this excellent series..
Whaaaaaat?! Somehow I have a hard time taking anyone without a fully stocked home library seriously..
How come, if you don't mind me asking?
the kite runner
mo meta blues
the perks of being a wallflower
I've read Outliers, The Sun Also Rises, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I liked all of those. I may read The Sun Also Rises again b/c it was a long time ago.
Slaughterhouse 5 and The Kite Runner are on the list already.
I will look into the others mentioned
Is this one of your favorite books?
Do you have to ask?
Anything regarding math, physics, and with it various tech fields related would be considered favourite..
[I know the last bit was meant rhetorical, but...it's just shockingly unheard of to me..]
i really enjoyed the outsider, l'etranger.
it's a depression session hard, but it's a really good read, albert camus >
If you liked Outliers, you might try The Opposable Mind. I always come back to it when strategizing. It's sitting on my coffee table right now.
the sun also rises is my favorite hemingway book, but have you read any of his other stuff? for whom the bell tolls & to have and have not were also pretty good.
philip k dick - the man in the high castle
george schuyler - black no more
kurt vonnegut - cat's cradle
i want to read this.
also, behold the pale horse.
never heard of it. googled it and it sounds like some conspiracy shit.
OH i forgot to mention "I, Lucifer" by glen duncan
make sure to read that, Satan gets reincarnated into a human who tries to commit suicide and he comes back as a writer. Its about his experiences and revelations as a human. Very cool book..
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