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19-01-2011, 21:05   #31
 
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That should have read 'The Baroque Cycle'.
I'm hoping to get that for my birthday. Can't get it in the library
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21-01-2011, 11:55   #32
 
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oki doki, here's my 'blew my mind' books

non fiction - the power of now and a new earth, eckhart tolle, the infinite self, stuart wilde. great books
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21-01-2011, 20:42   #33
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The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. Absolutely blew me away, left me feeling like I'd done 12 rounds with Mike Tyson. I always feel that I'm in the presence of true genius when I read Steinbeck.
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Law of attraction - Micheal Losier

Its short and very straight forward but more importantly it worked for me.
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25-01-2011, 22:25   #35
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Bit disappointed that this is a 'whats my favourite book' thread .... and not mind blowing, really out there books that deserve such an adjective.

Ps . i'm not trying to be a git with this post
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Bit disappointed that this is a 'whats my favourite book' thread .... and not mind blowing, really out there books that deserve such an adjective.

Ps . i'm not trying to be a git with this post
You might look like like less of a git if you post your own suggestion.
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26-01-2011, 11:10   #37
 
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Life of Pi - Yann Martel
The end of Mr. Y - Scarlett Thomas
Room - Emma Donoghue
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Gargoyle - Andrew Davidson
Hellfire - Mia Gallagher
Star of the Sea - Joseph O'Connor
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell

These are all fantastic books and very different from your usual run of the mill stories
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29-01-2011, 23:00   #38
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Have to agree, Eckhart Tolle, The power of now.
It can slice through all the bulls**t and get to the essence of who we truely are.
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While not affecting my life in any direct, or immediately apparent, way, reading Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre and Marcus Aurelius' Meditations has had an effect on my way of thinking, particularly in how I view and perceive the external world. Both fantastic in their own ways, Nausea is one of those that I'd recommend getting your head completely into by reading in large bursts, or one sitting even if you have the time; whereas, with Meditations, I'd say take the time to just sit back and have a good think about things.
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This book didn't change my life persay, but I couldn't put it down and sat up till 4am recently to finish it...One Day by David Nicholls. I just couldn't put it down...
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Tao Teh Ching by Lao Tzu
Anything by Alan Watts. The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are.
The Psychopath's Bible by Christopher Hyatt.
Prometheus Rising by Robert Anton Wilson.
The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot.
Liber Null by Peter J. Carroll.
Food of the Gods by Terrence McKenna.
Anything by David Icke for the fun of it.

Loads more. But especially these books blew my mind!

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The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot.
Brilliant book!
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Ecstasy by Irvine Welsh blew the head off me.
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Above post reminded me of this book... E is for Ecstasy is a brilliant book on Ecstasy and its effects, its legality, and the culture surrounding it.
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Awareness - Anthony de Mello, for cutting through all the crap we believe about ourselves.
Tortilla Flats - John Steinbeck, hilarious account of a group of ne'er do well drinkers who inherit a house
The Illuminatus Trilogy - Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea - a wild trip through every conspiracy you can imagine
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