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    Wink Book Recomendations for Another Member

    We've had song and picture presents before- and I've noticed that most people on this site are rather literate, so I thought that this thread might be a fun idea!

    I'll start

    Grayscale- A River Runs Through It by Norman McLean
    “Oh, we're always alright. You remember that. We happen to other people.” -Terry Pratchett

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    Night - Become What You Are by Alan Watts (brilliant and concise essays on Zen and Taoist philosophy)

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    Macguffin:

    South of the Border, West of the Sun.

    "West of the Sun" : hysteria siberiana. A slim novel of illusion. Love, whatever it means. The past. Reality. The future. Imperfect choices.

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    Night/Wildcat: Summer in Algiers, by Albert Camus.

    DD: One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. You won't like it, but it will stick in your head. I wanna see how the F-J schist plays out when you do.

    Metamorphosis: The Mirror of Ink, Jorge Luis Borges. 'tis but a few pages long, but I trust you'd enjoy the themes of vendetta and magic.
    You gave me hyacinths first a year ago;
    They called me the hyacinth girl.
    Yet when we came back, late, from the Hyacinth garden,
    Your arms full, and your hair wet, I could not
    Speak, and my eyes failed, I was neither
    Living nor dead, and I knew nothing,
    Looking into the heart of light, the silence.

    --T.S Eliot, The Wasteland

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    Uberfuhrer: Notes From Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    But sir, your opinion is wrong.
    TANSTAAFL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elfinchilde View Post
    Night/Wildcat: Summer in Algiers, by Albert Camus.
    Quote Originally Posted by ThatsWhatHeSaid View Post
    Night - Become What You Are by Alan Watts (brilliant and concise essays on Zen and Taoist philosophy)

    Thank you both very much.

    Edahn: I suspect we kneel towards the same sunset.



    For anyone who wants to realize spirituality beyond the immediate orthodoxy of Western culture I'd recommend Jiddu Krishnamurti.

    For greater depth into domestic spirituality, I'd offer careful examination of The Encyclicals.

    Finally, to ideologically encircle one's theistic loop, Sikh provides premise into the historical analogues between West v. East spiritual culture.


    As practice, I'd offer Tonglen to Uber as to rectify vulnerability.

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    I'd meant to include this in the OP as well, but in my sleep addled state I forgot!

    Kiddo- you should love Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris if you haven't read it

    and for athenian200- The Great Divide by Studs Terkel- a look at the 80s through other people's points of view- it's like chatting with a variety of people without having to actually meet them
    “Oh, we're always alright. You remember that. We happen to other people.” -Terry Pratchett

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    whatever:

    Sun Tzu: Art of War

    " strategy was not planning in the sense of working through a to-do list, but rather that it requires quickly responding appropriately to changing conditions."

    For all the battles ahead.

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    ..and I forgot about the originator of the thread.

    Whatever: Ghostwritten, by David Mitchell, if you haven't already read it. Split narratives joined by a singular thread. Since you like people and psychology; the following plays: A Streetcar Named Desire (Tennessee Williams) and Long Day's Journey into Night (Eugene O'Neill). All your american classics. Those were masters of emotions.

    Edit: why does my sis and i have a tendency to post on the same thread at almost the same time? this happens a lot in real life, too. but to her recommendation. Sis, i think she could teach sun tze some things!!
    You gave me hyacinths first a year ago;
    They called me the hyacinth girl.
    Yet when we came back, late, from the Hyacinth garden,
    Your arms full, and your hair wet, I could not
    Speak, and my eyes failed, I was neither
    Living nor dead, and I knew nothing,
    Looking into the heart of light, the silence.

    --T.S Eliot, The Wasteland

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    *writes down recommendations since she was actually thinking of going to the bookstore later! *

    For elfinchilde- Hopscotch by Julio Cortazar- read it in one order and you get one story- read it in another and you get a different one- fascinating characters and 2 lovely stories

    For aelan- Sammy's Hill by Kristen Gore- technically defined as chick lit, but the story should resonate with you in a certain way - and give you hope (and it helps that the author is quite hillarious- former writer for Futurama )
    “Oh, we're always alright. You remember that. We happen to other people.” -Terry Pratchett

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