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Old 07-27-2012, 11:42 AM   #21
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Nabokov
Hunter S. Thompson
Norman Mailer
Vonnegut

non-fiction:

Nietzsche
Bertrand Russell
Richard Dawkins
Colin McEvedy
Ron Chernow
Paul Krugman



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Old 07-27-2012, 11:53 AM   #22
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Nietzsche? Vonnegut? Just a little light reading
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:57 AM   #23
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Steinbeck
I like Steinbeck. The first book I read of his was Grapes of Wrath in H.S. and though not a big fan of it I enjoyed some of his other work.
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:02 PM   #24
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Some of you posted Ken Follett, have you read Code to Zero? I love that book. I always thought it would make a good movie. But then again Hollywood would probably just fk it up.
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And how could I forget my all time favorite, H.G. Wells. I could read him all day, even did a term paper about him and his life. Wonderful.
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:16 PM   #26
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Nietzsche? Vonnegut? Just a little light reading

Vonnegut, yes. Nietzsche... not as much.

I have a lot of other favorite books, but I only included authors who I have read multiple books by (i.e. no one-hit wonders).
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:57 PM   #27
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mine:

Nabokov
Hunter S. Thompson
Norman Mailer
Vonnegut

non-fiction:

Nietzsche
Bertrand Russell
Richard Dawkins
Colin McEvedy
Ron Chernow
Paul Krugman
To fully understand how the American political system works, all a person truly has to do is read "The Making of the President;" 1960, Theodore H. White, and "Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72;" Hunter S. Thompson, 1973.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:09 PM   #28
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Did you mean Ayn Rand?

yuck.

You probably won't appreciate this quote:
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.
Link.

I'm also a big fan of the facebook group: "Plugging the Gulf Oil Leak with the Works of Ayn Rand." It's so perfect in so many ways...
I dig the quote. Why wouldn't I?

http://xkcd.com/1049/
Hover over the comic to get the caption.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:12 PM   #29
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mine:

Nabokov
Hunter S. Thompson
Norman Mailer
Vonnegut

non-fiction:

Nietzsche
Bertrand Russell
Richard Dawkins
Colin McEvedy
Ron Chernow
Paul Krugman
If you have an interest in Russell you might look into Logicomix. I know I mentioned it before, but I can't remember if I mentioned that it's about him.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:14 PM   #30
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I liked Dr. Seuss.
Have you seen The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss?

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