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28-05-2014, 00:36   #106
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Hi
I'm looking for a book recommendation. Something different to the run of the mill. I'm asking here rather than the literature forum because I am looking for something different and excitng with new ideas.
It can be fiction/non fiction and be any genre, main thing is it had a huge effect on you when you read it.
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House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielowski

Blew my mind anyway
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31-05-2014, 13:31   #107
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"Gilead" by Marilynne Robinson
"Fugitive Pieces" by Anne Michaels
"Cloud Atlas"* and "Ghostwritten", both by David Mitchell
"The Colony of Unrequited Dreams" and "The Custodian of Paradise", both by Wayne Johnston
"Salt and Saffron", "Kartography" and "In The City by the Sea" by Kamila Shamsie
"The Solace of Leaving Early" and "Something Rising (Light and Swift)" both by Haven Kimmel
"Ferney" by James Long (still reading the sequel: "The Lives She Left Behind")
"Ghost MacIndoe" and "Invisible" by Jonathan Buckley
"Skellig" by David Almond (a children's author)
"Life of Pi"* by Yann Martel

*Already mentioned a few times by other posters
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26-06-2014, 14:35   #108
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"Meetings With Remarkable Men" - G.I. Gurdjieff (non fiction)
Interesting stories of an interesting mind, from a culture so, so different from our own.
Read it over 20 years ago, still floats into my mind.
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26-06-2014, 14:37   #109
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28-06-2014, 10:38   #110
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Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Lynn Vincent and Todd Burpo. Its very inspiring.
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"Keep the Aspidistra Flying" by George Orwell, altered my perspective on wealth and status somewhat. Worth a read.
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"Nothing" by Janne Teller
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Without a doubt the most unsettling book I ever read (and thereby one of the most effective) was The Wasp Factory.

It's a strange book, and I loved how unsure I felt reading it.
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24-04-2018, 11:41   #114
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My first post! Hello everyone!! The wasp factory an incredible book, i concur. My own suggestion is Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari. I tend to read fiction mostly, but this is simply a wonderful look at mankind and its history, with some interesting slants on things. Highly recommend it
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24-04-2018, 21:11   #115
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My first post! Hello everyone!! The wasp factory an incredible book, i concur. My own suggestion is Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari. I tend to read fiction mostly, but this is simply a wonderful look at mankind and its history, with some interesting slants on things. Highly recommend it
started reading this and have parked it for now - i mostly read fiction and missed characters etc..

wish it wasn't so detailed
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24-04-2018, 22:16   #116
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I've never posted here before but love reading! Try for 2/3 books a month. At the moment I'm half way through And The Ass Saw The Angel by Nick Cave. Wow, dark and musty, fantastically written. I love it. Very different to his Bunny Monroe book in terms of setting and style of writing but both introduce very dysfunctional characters.
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started reading this and have parked it for now - i mostly read fiction and missed characters etc..

wish it wasn't so detailed
I'm about half way through and it's taken me over a year. Must go back to it soon
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31-05-2018, 23:13   #118
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For those who are aviation minded:

Fate is the Hunter - Ernest K Gann
Fighter Pilot - Robert Prest
Sagittarius Rising - Cecil Lewis

Non-fiction:
Ignition! An unofficial history of rocket propellants - John D Clark
The Perfect Storm - Sebastian Junger
The Worst Journey in the World - Apsley Cherry-Garrard

Scifi/Fantasy:

Anything by Terry Pratchett, Harry Harrison, Robert Rankin, Jasper Fforde or Tom Holt.
The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold - fantastic read.
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26-09-2018, 20:49   #119
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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*** by Mark Manson
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