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    Hey, Krusty Krew!

    I've been in a reading slump. It's been ages since I've come across anything new that's good. I keep revisiting my favorite old classics (Lord of the Rings, Pride and Prejudice, East of Eden, The Once and Future King, among others) because nothing new has been able to meet my high (maybe even snobbish) standards.

    Does anyone have any suggestions? I like all genres, but good writing is paramount. Good literature doesn't sacrifice form for plot, and vice versa.
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    do you like autobiographies/memoirs about cult survivors because i have a few recommendations

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    Have you tried philosophy? I think you might like Dostoevsky. I would say try 'Crime and Punishment'
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    Quote Originally Posted by yama View Post
    do you like autobiographies/memoirs about cult survivors because i have a few recommendations
    I would totally read those! Suggest away!

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    (george eliot is a pseudonym of a woman whose name escapes me now while i'm on that note.)

    I've always wanted to read Middlemarch, so maybe it's time I give it a shot. It's added to my list. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Ribbon View Post
    Have you tried philosophy? I think you might like Dostoevsky. I would say try 'Crime and Punishment'
    I DO like philosophy. My favorite is Discipline and Punish by Michel Foucault. Seriously eye-opening stuff about the rule of bureaucracy, and very chilling.
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    If you don't mind violence, you may enjoy something by Cormac McCarthy. I've read The Road and No Country for Old Men, and am currently working through Blood Meridian. If you like books on travel, I would highly recommend some of Paul Theroux or Bill Bryson's works.
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    Nature and Selected Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of my favourite books and I would recommend it to anyone alive. I think I heard somewhere that Emerson is read in American schools...is this true?

    He talks about everything in there...you could call it philosophy but that would be a dirty word to use for something so pure. One of the few books I can come back to time and time again and get something new out of. Cause it's really just distilled wisdom and great to reflect and contemplate on life. It makes your pubes grow as well as your beard.
    You are the only possible steward of what your soul deems as right and wrong...so you should always be on your own side before anyone else...alive or dead.

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    Siddhartha By Hermann Hesse , I love so much about this book
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