Joined: Nov. 2001
|Posted: Aug. 23 2002,10:36 pm
Books, Books, Books, Well, many of my favorite authors have been mentioned E.A. Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, J.R.R. Tolken, George Orwell, ¬†Lau Tzu and -- WOW Death Angel! -- didn't expect to see Ayn Rand name listed (except perhaps in my own post). Rand was brilliant in exposing the ¬†insanity of ¬†many liberalistic, socialistic and communistic ideas ¬†for what they were / are. "We the Living", "Anthem", "The Fountainhead", "Atlas Shrugged", her Essays in Objectivism... incredible stuff. I know ¬†there will probably be negative posts about this, but I feel that Rand was definitely one of the great, if not, greatest thinkers of this age.
Other ¬†favorite books I have to include (in no particular order) ...<p>"Beowulf "-- Unknown
"Don Quixote" -- Cervantes
"Faust" -- Goethe
"Fahrenheit 451" -- Ray Bradbury
"The Chronicles of Deryni" -- Katherine Kurtz
"The Chronicles of Narnia" and "The Screwtape Letters" -- C.S. Lewis
"Letters from Earth" -- Mark Twain
"The Occult" and "Mysteries" Colin Wilson
"The Book of Virtues" -- William J Bennet
"The World Greatest Salesman" -- Og Mandino
"How to Master The Art of Selling" -- Tom Hopkins
"See You At The Top" -- Zig ¬†Ziglar
"How to Stop Worrying and Start Living" -- Dale Carnegie
"Meditations" -- Marcus Aurelius
‚ÄúCreative Aggression‚Ä? -- Dr. George R. Bach & Dr. Herb Goldberg
"The Unseen Hand" -- A. Ralph Epperson
"The Book of the Damned" -- Charles Fort
‚ÄúLearned Pigs & Fireproof Women‚Ä? -- Ricky Jay
‚ÄúThe Great American Medicine Show‚Ä? -- ¬†Armstrong & Armstrong
"Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the madness of Crowds" -- Charles Mackay
"Power of Myth" -- Joseph Campbell<p>And, not only because no one else has, but because I believe it to be one of the most powerful and thought provoking books published in recent years, it's only right to include
"Our name Is Melancholy" -- Leliah Wendell
Unfortunately, I have not, as of yet, had the chance to acquire the newest addition but, from what I hear, it surpasses the previous editions.
Since "The Principia Discordia" by Malaclypse the Younger was mentioned previously by Holden and Dan, I'll throw in "The Book of the Subgenius" -- J. R. 'Bob' Dobbs
By the way, Dan, ¬†Fritz Leiber, ah yes, a copy of his Swords against Death graces my collection along with Stanislaw Lem's the Cyberiad and ¬†Kilgore Trout's Venus on the Half-Shell... remember that one?
Till we meet or speak again, I Remain,
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