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I'm looking for a books that will aid me in being more knowledgeable and learn more about the world we live in.

I don't care about the genre or content or anything.
I also love good fiction too


I'll probably pick up some Thoreau and Poe, though that old english bores me, haha. I find Shakespeare's plays very good, but it's just so hard to read, lol

So list just anything you think I must read or anything that's very revolutionary or just plain compelling to read

Thanks
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The Dune Series. Shows the horrible flaws in the manipulation of religion and beliefs by those in power. Also it has quite a few moral and ethical lessons.

EDIT: You may be at it for a while though, there's about 14 decent sized books.
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#8
Here's my current summer reading list (All fiction, though) :

Misery – Stephen King
The Shining – Stephen King
Carrie – Stephen King
Pet Sematary – Stephen King
Inferno – Dante Alighieri
Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce
Lord of the Flies – William Golding
Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
The Picture Of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kasey
Slaughter-House-Five – Kurt Vonnegut
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Phillip K. Dick
For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway
Four Quartets – T.S. Eliot
Lolita – Vladamir Nabokov
Beautiful Losers – Leonard Cohen
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater – Kurt Vonnegut
I, Robot – Isaac Asimov
Marathon Man – William Goldman
Tales of Mystery and Imagination – Edgar Allen Poe
The Turn of the Screw – Henry James
Stranger in a Strange Land – Robert Heinlein
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Freakonomics by Steven Levitt

...modes and scales are still useless.


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Poe didn't write in old engilsh. I recommend his bereavements and short stories, especially Berenice and The Purloined Letter.
Most of Stephen King's work is pretty good.
Also, Dante's Divine Comedy.
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#17
The Divine Comedy
1984
The Time Machine
Shakespearean plays
the works of Jules Verne
The Lord of the Rings

Just a few of my favorites anyways...
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Nine Stories - J. D. Salinger
Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut
Player Piano - Kurt Vonnegut
Eeeee Eee Eeee - Tao Lin
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
Feed - M. T. Anderson

Try some of those to start out.
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Best. Books. Ever.

You'll thank me later.

isn't that the 2001 book that inaccurately attempted to explain the story and ruined Kubrick's actual meaning of the movie?
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Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury

Candide - Voltaire

East of Eden - John Steinbeck
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isn't that the 2001 book that inaccurately attempted to explain the story and ruined Kubrick's actual meaning of the movie?


No, it's ...the book...



....











....wat?
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isn't that the 2001 book that inaccurately attempted to explain the story and ruined Kubrick's actual meaning of the movie?

Yeah. I hate it when the book ruins the movie
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The Dune Series.

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Here's my current summer reading list (All fiction, though) :

Misery – Stephen King
The Shining – Stephen King
Carrie – Stephen King
Pet Sematary – Stephen King
Inferno – Dante Alighieri
Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce
Lord of the Flies – William Golding
Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
The Picture Of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kasey
Slaughter-House-Five – Kurt Vonnegut
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Phillip K. Dick
For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway
Four Quartets – T.S. Eliot
Lolita – Vladamir Nabokov
Beautiful Losers – Leonard Cohen
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater – Kurt Vonnegut
I, Robot – Isaac Asimov
Marathon Man – William Goldman
Tales of Mystery and Imagination – Edgar Allen Poe
The Turn of the Screw – Henry James
Stranger in a Strange Land – Robert Heinlein

Good list, though I would drop the King, and Dystopian stuff.
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No, it's ...the book...
....
....wat?

Book based on the movie. Stay away from books based on movies or movies based on books, thematically speaking
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For Whom The Bell Tolls

A Short History Of Nearly Everything

Fast Food Nation (has nothing to do with super size me, and hits about 100000x times as hard too...)

The Rebel Sell (Read this, read it now...)

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#28
Philosophy, biatches:

Plato - Republic
Hume - An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
Descartes - Discourse on Method, The Meditations
Aurelius - Meditations
Mill - On Liberty
Dostoevsky - The Idiot, Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov
Kant - Critique of Pure Reason
London - The Call of the Wild
Kafka - Metamorphosis
Nietzsche - Beyond Good and Evil
Satre - Being and Nothingness
Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Tolstoy - Anna Karenina
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Philosophy, biatches:

Plato - Republic
Hume - An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
Descartes - Discourse on Method, The Meditations
Aurelius - Meditations
Mill - On Liberty
Dostoevsky - The Idiot, Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov
Kant - Critique of Pure Reason
London - The Call of the Wild
Kafka - Metamorphosis
Nietzsche - Beyond Good and Evil
Satre - Being and Nothingness
Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Tolstoy - Anna Karenina

No Voltaire?


For shame!


("Candide" as I previously mentioned is a great short story)
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No Voltaire?


For shame!


("Candide" as I previously mentioned is a great short story)

After 4 months, when you've read the rest of the books; sure go for Voltaire
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Philosophy, biatches:

Plato - Republic
Hume - An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
Descartes - Discourse on Method, The Meditations
Aurelius - Meditations
Mill - On Liberty
Dostoevsky - The Idiot, Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov
Kant - Critique of Pure Reason
London - The Call of the Wild
Kafka - Metamorphosis
Nietzsche - Beyond Good and Evil
Satre - Being and Nothingness
Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Tolstoy - Anna Karenina


Gimme some of that Kant, Mill and Plato shizzel, bro.

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The Universe in a Nut-Shell.

^ this a good read.

Books that teach you about the world we live in?
That depends on how much you really want to know, because after so much, there's no going back.
I recommend
Behold a Pale Horse - William Cooper
Debunking 9/11 - David Ray Griffin

Me, a conspiracy theorist? Naaww. >.>
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Nine Stories - J. D. Salinger
Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut
Player Piano - Kurt Vonnegut
Eeeee Eee Eeee - Tao Lin
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
Feed - M. T. Anderson

Try some of those to start out.


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#39
I recommend The Stand, not done with it but close and it's really good, I think it is considered King's best work.
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Fight Club
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