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im making myself a library

and filling it with the best pieces of literature known to this world. I plan on reading every book in my library, and by the end I shall have a lovely bookshelf stacked with enough heavy reading materials to make Teddy Roosevelt cum his pants. here is my list so far:

(key: [ ] = not read [x] = already read)

Fahrenheit 451 [x]
The Catcher in the Rye [ ]
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [x]
American Psycho [ ]
Animal Farm [x]
The Da Vinci Code [x]
My Autobiography (Chaplin) [x]
Art of War [x] (currently reading)

recommend more for me SS.

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That bookshelf, I fucking want it.

I'm not very good with classics, though Mark Twain is eh pretty cool guy.

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eww, books
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This one really isn't a classic or anything, but I would highly recommend The Last Stand of Fox Company.

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The Da Vinci Code? And no 1984 or Shakespeare? Really?

I think Buenaventura Durruti is a pretty cool guy. eh kills fascists and doesnt afraid of ruins.
The quickest way to kill a revolution is to wait for it.
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Stephen kings the mist, It's short but amazing. Also Stephen kings the stand (complete edition) Now thats some heavy reading. The fucking book is 1200 pages long.

Both are excellent choices.

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Some must read classics:
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Sun Also Rises
Ulysses
Love in the Time of Cholera
The Stranger
East of Eden
The Metamorphosis (the kafka one)
Jane Eyre
Pride and Prejudice
War and Peace


Some recommended Vatman books.

Fifth Business by Robertson Davies
Paradise News by David Lodge
White Oleander by Jannet Fitch
Sphere by Michael Crichton
Opening Skinners Box by Laura Slater

(Edit: I moved this to movies/tv/videos/books.....ya know for the relevance)

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Ender's Game
Matterhorn
Snow Crash
I am Legend
Frankenstein (the original)
Captain Underpants
The Golden Compass and sequels

I think Buenaventura Durruti is a pretty cool guy. eh kills fascists and doesnt afraid of ruins.
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If you like Orwell and 451 try "Brave New World" and "The Children Of Men"
"A Clockwork Orange" is Really good too but make sure you get the real version and not the one that had the last chapter cut out.

Edit: holyshit man. You haven't read 1984?
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Rebelnerd Wrote:Captain Underpants
Lol wutnow?

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dude you never read captain underpants?
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QUITE EXCELLENT READS

Mozart and the Whale
No more lies
We need to talk about Kevin
The power of Critical Thinking
The God Delusion
Of Mice and Men
Hank the Cowdog (series)
Somebody's gotta say it!
Swimsuit
The Origin of Species (Charles Darwin)
The case against homework
The Anarchist Cookbook (A MUST.)

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Sociopath Wrote:The Anarchist Cookbook (A MUST.)
Is "Reattaching Fingers for Dummies" a book? If so, buy it and keep the two next to each other.

I think Buenaventura Durruti is a pretty cool guy. eh kills fascists and doesnt afraid of ruins.
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Ender's Game... that's the one with the chess board, right? Haven't read it yet.
Quote:Of Mice and Men
Our English teacher spoiled the SHIT out of that book a few days back. We're reading it now. I read it before though, so watching everyone gasp was lulzy as hell.
We're reading out loud, and she doesn't let us read "nigger" Of course, she probably wouldn't care if the person reading was black. Damn political correctness.

Thought Criminal Wrote:"A Clockwork Orange" is Really good too but make sure you get the real version and not the one that had the last chapter cut out.
Why, what's the last chapter?

Get a collection of Edgar Allen Poe's work.

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Thought Criminal Wrote:dude you never read captain underpants?
No, though by the title is sounds like something a second grader would find funny.

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Except ours isn't allowed to have guns
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Mmm, flambéed vulpine.
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CrayolaColours Wrote:Why, what's the last chapter?
Well I don't want to spoil the book but when Burgess (who is english) tried to publish his book in the U.S. the editor at the time decided that people would enjoy the book more if it ended on a sad note. (You have to remember though it was in the 80's and this is the height of the cold war so the publisher war probably right) So it was taken out of the original publishing. Later editions added it back in but that wasn't until an american director made the movie so the movie even leaves out the last chapter.
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The Desert Fox Wrote:
Thought Criminal Wrote:dude you never read captain underpants?
No, though by the title is sounds like something a second grader would find funny.
It kinda is.
Rebelnerd Wrote:
Sociopath Wrote:The Anarchist Cookbook (A MUST.)
Is "Reattaching Fingers for Dummies" a book? If so, buy it and keep the two next to each other.
Oh c'mon, just be careful! Potentially, pretty much everything is dangerous; Shooting firearms, handling kitchen knives, etc.

'Just gotta know whats flammable an shit. I found the collection of homemade bombs quite nice (and useful.) but theres more than just improvised explosives in that book.

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#HashTagsAreForIdiots

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Max Stirnir Wrote:"In the time of spirits thoughts grew till they overtopped my head, whose offspring they yet were; they hovered about me and convulsed me like fever-phantasies -- an awful power. The thoughts had become corporeal on their own account, were ghosts, e. g. God, Emperor, Pope, Fatherland, etc. If I destroy their corporeity, then I take them back into mine, and say: "I alone am corporeal." And now I take the world as what it is to me, as mine, as my property; I refer all to myself." The Ego and Its Own, pg. 15
Charles Manson Wrote:“Look down at me and you see a fool;
look up at me and you see a god;
look straight at me and you see yourself”
HeartofShadows Wrote:"Life is nothing more than a druggie trying to get their quick fix of happiness while dealing with the harsh withdrawal of reality"
Osip Mandelstam Wrote:"I divide all of world literature into authorized and unauthorized works. The former are all trash; the latter--stolen air. I want to spit in the face of every writer who first obtains permission and then writes." The Fourth Prose, 1930.
Lukas Foss Wrote:That is why the analogy of stealing does not work. With a thief, we want to know how much money he stole, and from whom. With the artist it is not how much he took and from whom, but what he did with it.
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http://banned-books.com/bblist.html

heres a list of banned books some have already been mentioned. but a good amount havnt.

life is just blah blah blah. we hope for blah, and sometimes we find it. but mostly its blah. and waiting for blah. and hoping you were right about the blahs you made. and when you think you just got the whole blah damn thing figured out, and your surrounded by the ones you blah. death shows up and blah blah blah.
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Catch 22 is a damn good book as well.
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I didn't know Flower in the Attic was banned...awesome!

*SPARKLING* *DOUCHEBUCKETS.*
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