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So I'm going to treatment next Thursday for a month which means no computer, music, etc. I want some book recommendations because I plan on buying at least 5. I really like Chuck Palahniuk. I've read Choke, Haunted, Lullaby, Diary, Rant, and Survivor so don't recommend those lol. I'll pretty much read anything though. A couple of my other favorites are A Clockwork Orange, Brave New World, and One Flew over my Cuckoo's Nest. If you could recommend anything similar to these, that would be neat. I really just want some interesting books to read though. It can be fiction/nonfiction, whatever.
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I read World War Z and the Zombie Survival Guide a little while ago. I thought they were great.
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Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
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1984 by George Orwell
any poetry by Wendell Berry
The Little Minister by James M. Barrie
Invisible Man by Ralph Waldo Ellison
Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky
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1984


Good choice. Animal Farm would be another good choice. Also by George Orwell.
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is another good one.

What is this 'treatment' by the way?
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The Stand- Stephen King. Get the unabridged version...that should keep you occupied for a while.

Summerland- Michael Chabon

If you like science:

This is Your Brain on Music- Daniel J. Levitin

A Brief History of Time- Stephen Hawking
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Inferno - Dante

And someone just published a new edition of Edgar Allen Poe's complete works.
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All quiet on the western front- a good war book about what its like to be in ww1

The count of monty cristo- Best book of all time. Ifs your a good reader then read the count. I swaer to god you will love it no matter what you are into. Seriously look into it. Its the greatest story ever told.


While we're on the subject of books...

Nov 30 1900

Celebrated Irish author/sodomite Oscar Wilde, dies in Paris of meningitis. Wilde had been charged three times with indecency, specifically "the seduction and corruption of young men." Evidence admitted against him included testimony about fecal stains on his sheets.
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The Lovely Bones
^ The ending is kinda cliche, but I loved the book. You might like it.

The Perfect Husband
^Read it in one night, but it's kinda suspense thriller.

Tropical Kiss
^Cute stupid romance if you're in the mood. Makes me happy when I read it.
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Don't read 1984 it's horribly overated

if you must read orwell read homage to catalonia
ender's game is also good
i'd also recommend Empire Of The Sun.
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Good choice. Animal Farm would be another good choice. Also by George Orwell.
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is another good one.

What is this 'treatment' by the way?


This.

Brave New World > 1984 I dare say
And what is more, there's been a bloody purple nose and some bloody purple clothes that were messing up the lobby floor. It's just apartment house rules so all you 'partment fools remember : one man's ceiling is another man's floor.
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Ludovico technique.

>_>

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A Clockwork Orange is a good read too by the way.
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- H.I.M Haile Selassie I
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This.

Brave New World > 1984 I dare say


I agree completely.
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The Brothers Karamazov- Dostoevsky
My all time favorite book
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A Clockwork Orange is a good read too by the way.

as long as you get the full version with the final chapter intact
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Don't read 1984 it's horribly overated



You didnt understand it.
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House of Leaves, there is alot to get into! will keep you busy for hours. Oh and go for 1984 its an excellent read, a lot of food for thought.
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Good choice. Animal Farm would be another good choice. Also by George Orwell.
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is another good one.

What is this 'treatment' by the way?

It's basically rehab. I was driving back to my apartment the day after Halloween and got pulled over. I was drinking the night before so I ended up getting a DUI and I had some "illegal substances" on my person. I opted to go to treatment so that I wouldn't have to spend any time in jail.
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Everything Is Illuminated - Johnathen Safran Foer

A brilliant book, and a true shame that no-one has ever heard of it.
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Inferno - Dante

And someone just published a new edition of Edgar Allen Poe's complete works.

No, get Dante's The Divine Comedy

it's the inferno, plus the other books
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You like Chuck Palahniuk but havn't read Fight Club?

Anyways...some classics;

The Cather in the Rye
To Kill A Mockingbird
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Ham On Rye
Junky
On the Road
Slaughterhouse Five

Should get you going.
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You didnt understand it.


I'll bet he did. Nineteen Eighty Four isn't the hardest book to understand.
And I'll agree that it is overrated but its still a good book.

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It's basically rehab. I was driving back to my apartment the day after Halloween and got pulled over. I was drinking the night before so I ended up getting a DUI and I had some "illegal substances" on my person. I opted to go to treatment so that I wouldn't have to spend any time in jail.


Ouch. I don't blame you for opting for the 'treatment'.
If the illegal substance happened to be ganja then don't let them shove any anti-herb propaganda down your throat while you are there.
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You like Chuck Palahniuk but havn't read Fight Club?

Anyways...some classics;

The Cather in the Rye
To Kill A Mockingbird
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Ham On Rye
Junky
On the Road
Slaughterhouse Five

Should get you going.

Yes, I read Fight Club also. I also read Fear and Loathing and On the Road. Very good books.
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Yes, I read Fight Club also. I also read Fear and Loathing and On the Road. Very good books.

You'll most likely like all the others I recommended then. Seriously, get them.
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You didnt understand it.


It's a glaring satire on the possible future of a stalinist state and the sustaination of the state in permenant warfare. I've read 1984 to death and i dare say i'm far smarter than you. Brave New World and Jennifer Government are both far more realistic scenarios now.
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It's a glaring satire on the possible future of a stalinist state and the sustaination of the state in permenant warfare. I've read 1984 to death and i dare say i'm far smarter than you. Brave New World and Jennifer Government are both far more realistic scenarios now.

wrong


closer to a Hitlerian state
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Who the fuck cares.

There are distinct differences.
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There are distinct differences.

I could say it encorporates both regimes into the book, but I really couldn't care less about arguing about it on an internet forum.
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I could say it encorporates both regimes into the book, but I really couldn't care less about arguing about it on an internet forum.

I see your point.
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Can we be friends?

If you haven't read Gatsby, do that
Shibumi
The Godfather
The Things They Carried
Catch-22
Angels and Demons
A Separate Peace
The Perks of Being A Wallflower (It's almost a modern Catcher in the Rye, amazing book)
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The Green Mile-Stephen King


Good book, however if you are going for King and want an absolute must-read, classic piece of literature, go for IT.
I have read a great deal of Stephen King's books and nothing can beat IT.


If you are really into reading though and want to look into something different, maybe pick up some Nabokov. Lolita is a classic but I would also recommend Pnin, a great little book.
Or Dostoevsky, like a lot of people have said, I'm currently reading "Notes From Underground" and it's pretty good, not quite as good as Crime and Punishment but they are good reads.

And I also believe 1984 was incredibly overrated. In my opinion it was on of the most mediocre books I've read, still, I suppose people need to have something to seem sophisticated...

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