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Friday, February 13, 2009

Shock and Awe

I asked some online buddies to recommend me a book. My expectations were low because of their sense of humor and random comments, but HOT DAMN, (this is my jam Keep me partying till the A.M.). The list below is what was submitted without editing, as i copy pasted it. I am unable to choose because everyone feels their recommendation is the best for me, so, i want to write one title down on an individual slip of paper, place them all in a hat, and pick at random; unless someone out there has an idea(?)   

:0  :.  :D     Ffffuuuuuuuuuu.....  

beyond good and evil

"The Great Crash" by John Kenneth Galbraith

Killing Yourself to Live + Atlas Shrugged

Heart of Darkness

City of Glass -- Paul Auster

Kingdom of Fear

Perks of Being a Wallflower

Flowers of Algernon

Slaughterhouse 5

The Man in the High Castle

Black Elk Speaks

Salman Rushdie's "Midnight's Children"

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Phillip K. Dick

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. - By Tom Wolfe.

The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

anarchist cookbook for a bathroom reader

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
by Edward Tufte

the wind up bird chronicle by Haruki Murakami

"Apt Pupil" by Steven King

Something by william gibson.

My favorite Anthony Burgess novel is One Hand Clapping

THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy

hitch-hikers guide to the galaxy

Good Omens

The Creatures from Jekyll Island

On The Road

The Gunslinger by Steven King

The Art of War by sun tzu

China Mieville

Aldous Huxley - Brave New World and George Orwell - 1984

gravity's rainbow - thomas pynchon

The Meditations
by Marcus Aurelias

House of Leaves

the road - cormac mccarthy

Solaris by Stanislaw Lem

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes.
Watership Down by Richard Adams.
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers.

Ray Bradbury - Fahrenheit 451.


one billion daleks said...

Some tasty-lookin' titles there!

I used to have a similar problem deciding which CDs to play from my vast collection!

So what I did was create a system, cos - y'know - that's what daleks do, create systems haha ;)

Take today's date as a seed (so today's seed would be 13) - then select the 13th CD on from the last CD I selected. So using that approach I'd select books from your list like this:

"Midnight's Children"

then if that took me a couple of days to read, after that I'd be selecting the 15th on from there:

"The Creatures from Jekyll Island"

... and when I got to the end of the list, I'd loop around to the start again.

It's worked pretty well for me, and saves me having to waste time thinking about how to make choices - just leave it to fate instead!

Alan (my planet is mars) said...

always appreciated and welcomed, dalek

a book about India. Ay?

i'll give it a shot! Oooo.. now this makes me want to go see Slumdog Millionaire. They say it's slated to be movie of the year at the Oscars. Pretty good for an Independent film :D