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Count of Monte Cristo


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DavidTheGnome
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Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy


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Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

I was just gonna say that. The whole series is great, except for Mostly Harmless which sucks and I think was written by Adams when he was in a pretty bad place. The rest are must reads though.


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A Fighter's Heart.


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I think everyone should read Animal Farm

This. And 1984.


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I agree


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Klingler7
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Death Of a Salesman - Arthur Miller.


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Anything by Malcolm Gladwell. Of Course, "The Tipping Point" and"Blink"


But also, " What the Dog Saw" and "David and Goliath"


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BamaFinland
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The Name of the Rose- Umberto Eco

DaVanci Code fans will love it as it is much better. But try to find a copy that has the Latin already translated in the book.

Possibly the greatest murder mysetery book ever written.



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It's crazy how those speculative fiction writers of yesteryear can nail so many things about the future while writing something that's pretty frightful. Really hits home with some of the PC and social justice crap we see today.



Seems there is a HBO movie of this coming out this year.


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Lots of good suggestions

I'd add William Faulkner (all)
Ernest Hemingway (All)
Walker Percy the moviegoer
Stephen Ambrose Band of Brothers
Dune
Lord of Rings Trilogy


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It's crazy how those speculative fiction writers of yesteryear can nail so many things about the future while writing something that's pretty frightful. Really hits home with some of the PC and social justice crap we see today.



There's a subset of fiction writers known as futurists that try to write toward where they think the future is going. Authors like Huxley, Orwell and Clarke wrote, at times, with an eye to where they thought the future of man and technology would logically go.

My wife's maternal grandfather was such an author back in the 50's, 60's and early 70's (died in the mid-70's otherwise he would probably have continued writing). It's an interesting to read stories written back then and see how much they missed but also how much they got right.


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lsugorilla
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Pride and Prejudice


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Fezzik
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1 minute manager
Who moved my cheese
Lord of the flies
Freakanomics
Alcoholics Anonymous
Biography of Benjamin Franklin

That’s a good start to open your mind


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The Inferno
Paradise Lost
Faust
The Brothers Karamazov
Wuthering Heights
This Side of Paradise

The Bible
The Fatal Conceit
The Law


I added the Bible not just because I'm a Christian (though that would be sufficient for me) but because adequately understanding western literature requires a rudimentary understanding of Christianity. Another one to add for this purpose is The Aeneid.
This post was edited on 3/6 at 12:25 pm


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Blood Meridian
The Brothers Karamazov
Lonesome Dove
The Corrections



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In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. Modern literary masterpiece.


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gizmoflak
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The Gulag Archipelago


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The Interpretation of Dreams
A tale of Two Cities
Catcher in the Rye
The Grapes of Wrath
A Confederacy of Dunces


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CajunPhil
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I loved Name of the Rose. The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco was as good.

I'll mention another favorite by my least favorite author, Thomas Pynchon. "The Crying of Lot 49", like most of his work, is not well written, but the theme of the book presages the effects of the knowledge revolution on the world at large. It was one of my favorites for years for that reason, and I've given many copies away. Few have liked it. It is a short book, easily read in a day or two. I'd be interested to hear anyone's opinion on it.


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