Looking for a good book, and ideas?

Discussion in 'General' started by overgrowray, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. Cats Cradle by kurt Vonnegut


    a confederacy of dunces by john kennedy toole
  2. #22 overgrowray, Dec 16, 2008
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    wow thanks for the ideas, i'm looking them all up. i'm making a big list to give family members so they can get me some for christmas.

    Yeah, I like trippin. I'll look it up.

    I'm into all kinds of books. I want to have a library someday, so i want to have a little bit of everything. I like informational and bios too. I like to learn new things, and hearing about someones messed up life is always fun.

    edit. i been at barnes and noble for 3 hrs looking up books, i already have 23 on my list that i really want. I'm going to get off and take a break.

    keep the ideas coming
  3. Anything by Christopher Moore - he has a wicked sense of humor. My favorites of his are Blood Sucking Fiends and the follow up You Suck. GREAT books...couldn't put them down.
  4. A good ass book is "Intoxication" by Ronald K. Siegal, PhD. It's about the universal 4th drive to get high.
  5. #26 overgrowray, Dec 16, 2008
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    haha funny kanibal rabbit, i knew something was up sinse you posted a link, but i had to check it anyways. lol

    Well i have 32 books on my barnes and noble wish list so far. here it goes.

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    by Hunter Thompson

    Hell's Angels
    by Hunter Thompson

    The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
    by Tom Wolfe

    Naked Lunch
    by William Burroughs

    by Subcool

    by Bruce Porter

    Smuggler's Blues
    by Jay Carter Brown

    by Henry Thoreau

    by Rick Strassman

    The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell
    by Aldous Huxley

    Burning Rainbow Farm
    by Dean Kuipers

    by Andy Letcher

    Better than Sex
    by Hunter Thompson

    The Rum Diary
    by Hunter Thompson

    Catcher in the Rye
    by J. Salinger

    Brave New World
    by Aldous Huxley

    by Dean Koontz

    by George Orwell

    Generation of Swine
    by Hunter Thompson

    The Proud Highway
    by Hunter Thompson

    by Hunter Thompson

    Kitchen Readings
    by Michael Cleverly

    Songs of the Doomed
    by Hunter Thompson

    The Curse of Lono
    by Hunter Thompson

    The Great Shark Hunt
    by Hunter Thompson

    by Hunter Thompson

    Intoxication: The Universal Drive for Mind-Altering Substances (Paperback)
    by Ronald K. Siegel

    On the Road
    by Jack Kerouac

    The Black Hand
    by Chris Blatchford

    Gang Leader for a Day
    by Sudhir Venkatesh

    by Sanyika Shakur

    by Steven Levitt

    Into the Wild
    by Jon Krakauer

    So what do you think of my list? Anything on there anyone thinks i shouldn't get?

    I'm still looking for more ideas. Its been fun looking up stuff that you guys are into.

    Oh and i got a few more books about drugs on another list, i just don't want to ask family for a book that says "growin pot" right on the cover..... but i guess that one book is called "Dank", lol, but it looks really good.

  6. I couldn't find it on barnes & noble but i found it on amazon. When i was looking i found "Intoxication: An Anthology of Stimulant-Based Writing", it looks pretty good but i'm not sure if i want it on my list.
  7. on the road by jack (i cant spell his last name) kerouac?

  8. yeah some girl told me about that book too. I think i'm going to advoid it, lol.
  9. #31 overgrowray, Dec 16, 2008
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    cool, i added it

    yea you spelt his name right
  10. it was one of the few books ive read, but it kinda changed the way io look at my life.
  11. good. thats kinda what i'm looking for.

    I read a little info on it, it sounds good.
  12. Freakomomics
    The Age of Spiritual Machines
    it looked like someone tried to suggest electric kool-aid acid test, and i second that
    The Tipping Point
  13. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
  14. #36 Soap, Dec 16, 2008
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    I am really into beatnik writing now.
    Id recommend anything by Jack Kerouac. I am currently reading 'On the Road', which has inspired me to hitchhike across this great nation this summer.
    Since you mentioned HST, I would recommend The Rum Diary, or his first book which you can find, but is unpublished, 'Prince Jellyfish'.
    Look into the beat generation, some great stuff in there.
    I also noticed you added 'The Proud Highway', I am currently reading this book. As a warning it is not a work of fiction but a compilation of his letters written to various people throughout his quest to becoming famous.
  15. If your looking for books to change the way you percieve the world and everything in it..

    try the Cosmic Serpent by Jeremy Narby

    Its never failed to astound everyone Ive recommended it to

    happy reading - looks like youre in for a big year with all that reading.
  16. This one will teach you a lot about naturo-pathics and the healing power of herbs. I recommend it to everyone. It isn't perfect, but a generally good starter for anyone who'd like to know about herbology.

    The Complete Medicinal Herbal- Penelope Ody
  17. Thanks everyone for the great response. I'm going to try to get as many of them as i can.

    Yeah its going to be a lot of reading. But i have a lot of time on my hands. Right now i'm kinda taking a break from life, i quit talking to all my "friends", quit work. I wasn't happy were my life was heading, so i'm stepping back, taking a break, opening my mind to new things.

    I figured reading was the best thing to do.
  18. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury

    A very good book for sure

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