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I wanna start getting into reading, I like music, history, good storys, uniqueness, indie rock, punk, queens of the stone age, and Yeah.
Recommend me books? I don't know :/

thanks!
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Anthony Kiedis bio - Scar Tissue
Philip K. Dick - A Scanner Darkly
Irvine Welsh - Trainspotting
Hubert Selby, Jr - Requiem for a Dream
Jeff Buckley bio - Mystery White Boy Blues

Just a few I've read recently that I've enjoyed and would recommend.
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#9
Theres this awesome book about a young girl growing up in London.
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Theres this awesome book about a young girl growing up in London.


Heroes by Robert Cormier?

(there's a Frenchtown in London)
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#12
There's a book thread.

I'd recommend anything by George Orwell, Edgar Allen Poe, Oscar Wilde or Ernest Hemingway.

As cheesy and mainstream it may sound, they are spectacular.
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Heroes by Robert Cormier?

(there's a Frenchtown in London)


No thats not it, I think its called Madeline.
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#14
"Finnegans Wake"

Its truly a great book! Great characters, interesting storyline and it never lets you get bored. I truly suggest you read it, TS!
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"Finnegans Wake"

Its truly a great book! Great characters, interesting storyline and it never lets you get bored. I truly suggest you read it, TS!


Strange, It seems like a character mutation, Though I have all the means, of bringing you fuckers down, I can't make myself, To destroy upon command, Somehow forgiveness, lets the evil make a loss - Danger Mouse/Sparklehorse/Wayne Coyne
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Cathcer in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is truly a must read for any punk/indie fan. Tons of songs have been written with it as the main source of inspiration.

Other suggestions would be:

High Fidelity: Great for your inner elitist
House of Leaves: Scary/unique as shit/funny
Animal Farm: It's just one f the best books.
A Clockwork Orange: Another punk/indie staple
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Um... American Psycho?


I think thats an album.
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There's a book thread.

I'd recommend anything by George Orwell, Edgar Allen Poe, Oscar Wilde or Ernest Hemingway.

As cheesy and mainstream it may sound, they are spectacular.


I'd stay away from Ernest Hemmingway until you can tolerate "boring" and slow books. His writing style takes some getting used to.
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All 3 of these books have changed my life in one way or another.
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I think thats an album.


It's also a book by Bret Easton Ellis. : )
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It's also a book by Bret Easton Ellis. : )


Sweet maybe I'll read it.
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Brave New World, 1984... Harry Potter?
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Sweet maybe I'll read it.


It's pretty ****ed up, use discretion. Also, Haunted (mentioned by audioslave95) is pretty awful too, if you're not used to that sort of thing. They are both amazing books though.
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Catcher in the Rye, A Clockwork Orange, Mother Night, Slaughter-House Five, Black Swan Green, and When You Are Engulfed In Flames are what sprang immediately to my mind. The first 5 because they're my favorites. The other because I'm reading it right now and it's quite great.

edit: This thread reminded me of the glory of John Dies At The End and Fight Club. Read those too.
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I think thats an album.


It's a book, a very controversial one at that, about serial killer Patrick Bateman and his disgust with the yuppie lifestyle.
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All 3 of these books have changed my life in one way or another.


I'm just not a fan of Pahlaniuk anymore. I read both of those books, Fight Club on my own, and Haunted while in a mental institute (a very fitting place for that book, locked in with no contact with the outside world) I don't know, at this point I feel like his focus is to shock you and be weird or controversial, I like the movie for Fight Club better than the book honestly.

My favorite author is Stephen King, while he's odd, it's not his main focus, and I'd recommend reading the Dark Tower series. It's my favorite and it's what got me into writing myself. The Stand is also excellent.

And since you enjoy history I'd recommend The Book Thief. It's about a girl growing up in Nazi Germany told from the perspective of Death. It's a great read.
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Power of One - Bryce Courtney
- Inspiring as F*CK.

A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
- Brilliant, brilliant novel but you want to stab the author at the end.


Or if you're looking for something kick arse, ANYTHING by David Gemmell.
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Slaughterhouse Five.
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EDIT: Does every just read the same 5-10 books?

Why would I read it if it isn't by Palahniuk, Vonnegut, or George Orwell?

On topic, get into playwrights. Edward Albee if you want to feel like no human life is worth living because we're all heartless bastards, Ibsen if you want to examine your life, and you can't forget the bard.
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