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#21 Veracohr

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 07:57 AM

Just finished Siddhartha by Herman Hesse. Interesting book, not my kind of ideology or way of looking at things, but certainly very stimulating, very imaginative.


For such a short book, that one really had the most impact on my life of any book I've ever read. I've read a lot in the spiritual/religious/realm of consciousness vein, but none have been as influential as Siddhartha.

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I have DMT: The Spirit Molecule, and enjoyed it. How is this one?

At the moment, I'm reading Winter's Heart by Robert Jordan, book 9 of the Wheel of Time series. I read this series at least once a year.

Next up on the plate are South of no North by Charles Bukowski, a book lent to me by a friend who assures me I'll like it. We'll see. I don't remember what she said it is about. Also on the plate are a couple of electronic circuit design books, one about op-amp designs and one about filter designs. Not quite as exciting, but necessary.

I also was just thinking yesterday that it's been too long since I've read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series.

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 01:26 AM

I just finished reading "The Healing Power of the Drum" for a class - very interesting book.
Now I have to read "The Zen of Listening".

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 06:16 PM

Just finished reading "The Sea-Crossed Fisherman" by Yashar Kemal. Quite an original writing style :clapping:

Now I'm reading "Measured Tones - The Interplay of Physics and Music" by Ian Johnston. Also thinking of starting Hesse's "Steppenwolf" or Kerouac's "The Dharma Bums" soon. Damn, I wish I could read more and faster....

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 10:24 PM

I'm reading all books from Karin Slaughter at the moment, I love her writing style a lot, I allready finnished 3 of them in the last month, damn good writer imo.
I'm busy in 3 books at the moment, The Kite Runner, very beautiful and capturing tale, I need to read the book before I'll see the film, otherwise I won't read it anymore, that would be a shame,I had it with Hannibal, I was reading it, and then I saw the film in the middle of the book, and quit reading it, the same with The Name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco, need to read this one first, it's complicated to read, but very good, and Fractured by Karin Slaughter, I like it but what I've read before from her I liked better though.

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 05:44 AM

...the same with The Name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco...

Great book. Not as difficult as his other stuff. And the movie, I found, actually does the book justice.

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 11:03 PM

I've started reading Robert Musil's (1880 - 1942) "Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften" ("The Man without Qualities"). It's one monumental piece of literature, spread over 3 parts, totalling in roughly 2000 narrow-printed pages; and it is incomplete, the guy died before he could finish it, after having worked on it for more than 20 years. After his death though, some driven German philologists constructed the last part of it out of loose material and notes they found in Musil's legacy.

It'll take me around 2 months, I guess ;)

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 04:36 AM

les confessions de jean-jacques rousseau
the first autobiography novel

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 04:39 AM

I'm reading Dostoyevsky right now... just finished "The Idiot".

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 11:12 AM

Great book. Not as difficult as his other stuff. And the movie, I found, actually does the book justice.

Have this in my mind for a longer time. So, Have you ever thought of comparment of MARS with the main "villain" of the story represented by Jorge? Nemo is out of question, cause there is a more problem of Dyslexia than the violation of some set of ideas or beliefs. But lets look at the Mars case: dictatorship and oppression of the freedom of speech when sticky question arise: no bashing, no confrontation, no fights. Peace at any costs. Secondly, no hesitation for killing the community to retain the order?? and finally: total hostility towards any kind of not arranged laughter, humor is evil because it disregard the rules and directly leads to Reger's sexual orientation and watersports. I know that we can not compare intellectual background, but is also not much out of steer to see Mars as a bigot Catholic, or we can stick with the Nemo case; Dyslexia with the slight mental retardation?

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 07:07 PM

Not sure I like the sound of that book. Not really a fan of political melodramas. :rolleyes:

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 03:31 PM

crime et chatiment-Dostoevsky

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 01:21 AM

"The Light Fantastic" by Terry Pratchett

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 01:30 AM

Rene Guenon - Perspectives on Initiation (few pages left)

Julius Evola, Mircea Eliade, Frithjof Schuon and the rest are on the way.

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 06:47 PM

Johan Wolfgang von Goethe - Faust

it's longwinded but there are some beautiful passages & images in it

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 08:13 PM

Tales of Power - Carlos Castenada

his fourth book... I'm hooked...

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 04:41 AM

Haruki Murakami - After Dark

I really like the writing of Murakami. The English translations though are better as English is a much more beautiful language than Japanese :ph34r:

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 07:16 AM

Haruki Murakami - After Dark

I really like the writing of Murakami. The English translations though are better as English is a much more beautiful language than Japanese :ph34r:


Murakami is awesome! I read The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle last year and just read Kafka on the Shore and loved them both.

After Dark is a newer one, right? How was it?

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 11:15 AM

Murakami is awesome! I read The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle last year and just read Kafka on the Shore and loved them both.

After Dark is a newer one, right? How was it?


I have just started it so I can't comment on the whole but it is so far so good. It has Murakami's detailed descriptions of the mundane that just seems to make everything sparkle and 2 chapters in, something really odd is happening :ph34r:

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 03:37 PM

Currently reading Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card. Almost done it. I really liked the Ender series (haven't read Bean's timeline yet though).

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 03:45 PM

At the moment I am reading 20世紀の少年 (20th century boys)




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