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It doesn't really matter what genre, or what it's about, as long as it's ballbustingly good.
that was pretty special
By Jackie Collins
Coehlo and you soon get tired of his schtick. Admittedly that one is quite nice though.
this is why i don't want to read any more Coehlo for a while
Unless it were 'How To Do Loads of Electrical Stuff Without Killing Yourself', or something.
But The Damned Utd or Three Men In A Boat come closest. My favourite ever literary quotes come from the latter.
The Ikea catalogue
Think and Grow Rich
The Power of Now
more like an unfunny play on the username.
but the Diving Bell and the Butterfly is a really interesting look at the values of life, a very quick and humourous read.
Maybe The Unfortunates. Or Albert Angelo.
Notes from Underground, Dostoevsky
Future of Life, Edward O Wilson
Its a book for thick people.
its a simplistic parable that is as accessible as a mars bar
and thats what makes it good, and it is a lifechanging book, so justified in this topic!
is simple-minded, 'spiritual' hogwash, designed for people in the same mould. Grow a brain you mug!
got a brain you clever clogs!
oh i dunno then, joyce's ulysses, the epic of gilgamesh, bonaparte on freud, something really wicked so i look cool on a forum
seriously though i cant think of any book that is life changing or makes you think about how to live your life. neil strauss' 'the game'?
the other's completely different but awesome
it's great, although I disagree with a lot of his arguments (it gets a bit like Schopenhauer, all this follows this, clunk clunk clunk), but a lot of what he talks about was interesting. I definitely think his arguments against reductionism carry good weight.
I like his method of argument too, seems to actually try and see where the other person/opinion/whatever is coming from, as opposed to Richard 'prove me wrong mother fucker' Dawkins
I just get angry. I'm sure he makes some good points/arguments/proposals, but he's such a tit.
Consilience is well worth a read, especially if you've read and enjoyed some of his other stuff, but Future of Life really really clicked with me. It was a bit like visiting a children's hospice, I felt so depressed and yet so elated whilst reading it. In the opposite way though I guess (amazing world - arrogance of man as opposed to horrible world - kindness of humanity)
but also hates them, evil hawaii destroying bastards.
waa waa waa
World War Z
yep, that ought to do it.
by Mark Kurlansky.
it probably won't change your life but it is amazing.
I just need a really good book
is fantastic too.
it is a masterpiece and excruciatingly painful
only just got around to finishing it recently, it distils to amazingness in the latter half
I LOVE IT. I don't think I would have done when I was 13 though either!
the only ghostbusters books i ever read were the little kids ones about the cartoons.
This sounds like a book that could change my life
by richard brautigan
check out his short stories too!
hell, why not
CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES!
just because it's ace.
but those are undoubtedly two of the best books around.
by Freidrich Engels
Seriously, if you want a book that will change your outlook on life that's NON Fiction, then go for "How to be Free" by Tom Hodgkinson.
Did me the power of good (sez the girl that works for Shell).
It's probably the kind of book you grow out of, but it's an excellent starting point if you're after "life changing" and you don't object to a pinch of pseudo-mystical bull-shittery every so often.
i don't know anyone thats read it and not been floored.