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19-06-2012, 17:09   #61
 
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Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance - Robert M. Pirsig. I've been fascinated with the idea of quality since. I've recently bought it for my wife and I bet she will get something different from it than I did.

Ayn Rand - Atlas shrugged has been mentioned also. It's a bit drawn out at the times but some of the ideas are great.
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Cant recommend Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts enough! Such a good read. I read it a few years ago and it still crosses my mind every now and then. Its based on the authors real life events, as a criminal he escapes prison and flees to India.
Think Johnny Depp bought the movie rights not so long ago.
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Yeh loved Shantaram. Isn't he supposed to be writing either a prequel or sequel? Must have a look
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Cosmos - Carl Sagan
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'The Art of Inner Peace' free e book about spiritual awareness.

http://www.paulwilliams.ie/Books/The...er%20Peace.pdf
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Celestine Prophecy - James Redfield.
I read it when it first came out and it had a bit of a cult following
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Celestine_Prophecy

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The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot.
Read this recently. Excellent book.
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Not sure about life changing but definately thought provoking, I'd recommend anything by Xinran especially 'The Good Women of China' (it's a short enough read too if you just want to give it a try).
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Currently reading shantaram, dam it's a long book..about 50% through
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Currently reading shantaram, dam it's a long book..about 50% through
Love Shantaram. He says it's part of a quartet. I hope he can maintain the standard with the others.
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how old is it?
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The Acid House-Irvine Welsh: This was the first of the Welsh books that I read when I was about 18 and it made me realise that there was a whole different genre of book out there that I didn't even know existed. A genre where the darkest of my thoughts were surpassed, spun in great storytelling style.

Outliers-Malcolm Gladwell: Gladwell tells how to be highly successful you need three things: natural ability, hard work and luck. In part this book inspired me to change my career path completely.
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Wild Swans by Jung Chang.

It's a great telling of China's modern history as seen through three generations of Chinese women.

Still to tackle her Mao biography.
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I have to say I absolutely love books! I have so many of them and a kindle that I wonder if I have a problem hehehe. No seriously I really enjoy reading and enjoy many spiritual books and fiction too. I've just finished reading a trilogy by Brent Weeks Shadows, Beyond The Shadows, Shadow's Edge. They are set in medieval times with Magic, Mages and many interesting battles and characters oh and assassins or wetboys as they are known in the books. They are also a story with humor, love and conspiracies. There is colorful language in them so if your easily offended then maybe not for you. You can't help but love the main character and dislike the nasty bad guys. These made a nice change to some of my other books, which as I said are mainly spiritual.
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