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BEST books you've ever read? Weirdest, surrealist, loveliest, most fun books.

 
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BEST books you've ever read? Weirdest, surrealist, loveliest, most fun books.
I'm looking to buy some new books, and was curious if you all could recommend me something crazy. I really prefer non-fiction, but ideas that are almost fictional. Anything absolutely surreal and downright weird! Regardless, please post your favourite book(s) and why?
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Re: BEST books you've ever read? Weirdest, surrealist, loveliest, most fun books.
Oryx and Crake.
Don't ask why, just procure a copy and read it. Done.
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HItch Hikers GUIDE. to Galaxcy
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My son is reading the hunger games... he's explained it to me and WOW, it's slightly disturbing to think about.
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Ive just ordered this:

[link to www.amazon.com]

Looks quite interesting.
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Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
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My son is reading the hunger games... he's explained it to me and WOW, it's slightly disturbing to think about.
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Do tell?
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The torah and quran
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OH DEAR PHARAOH
I KNOW THE BOOK
YOU CRAVE
IT IS CALLED
THE RED LION [link to www.amazon.com]
IT WILL GIVE YOU INSIGHT INTO HUMAN NATURE
AND SHOW YOU A LIVING MASTER.
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ANYTHING by Tom Robbins - Especially Jitterbug Perfume, Skinny Legs and All, and Still Life with Woodpecker.

I also second Oryx and Crake and recommend Year of the Flood by Atwood, as well as Handmaiden's Tale.
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OH DEAR PHARAOH
I KNOW THE BOOK
YOU CRAVE
IT IS CALLED
THE RED LION [link to www.amazon.com]
IT WILL GIVE YOU INSIGHT INTO HUMAN NATURE
AND SHOW YOU A LIVING MASTER.
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Thankyou, give me ALLLLL you got.
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Tales From The Volo Bog
by G.T. Masters
unfortunately out of print at the moment
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[link to prs.org]
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For Ameri-tards input...

bump
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Terry Pratchett if you want something surreal with a comedic edge.
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The Stand, by Steven King

The Red Dragon (dont know who wrote it)?


The Day the universe changed, by Aurthor C Clark
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I really liked The Mothman Prophecies by John Keel.

The book is way different than the Hollywood movie, although I did enjoy the movie too.

I have been to Point Pleasant, West Virginia twice. I have met with people there, and I still can't figure out how much is true, and how much is fiction. It is a very believable tale of an encounter with the supernatural focusing around a town that experienced an actual disaster.
The Silver bridge collapsed during rush hour killing many people.
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[link to www.amazon.com]

Montauk Project - Most excellent read and is said to be true, regardless of the truth it is fascinating! It was finished in one sitting for me, I couldn't put it down.

Another one that is fiction that has stayed with me forever as a favorite read was Swan Song by Robert McCammon

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Happy Reading!
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Terry Pratchett if you want something surreal with a comedic edge.
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oh yea...discworld FTW. i just introduced my gf to pratchett...she's hooked.

if you like weird tales of the macabre then i'd recommend checking out HP lovecraft.

best story by his is "whisperer in the darkness".
as the pattern gets more intricate and subtle, being swept along is no longer enough.

"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance- that principle is contempt prior to investigation." -Herbert Spencer
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter Thompson, I didn't like this guys world view and I've read he was a perv but the book is interesting. Should meet your weird requirement.
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Abduction to the Ninth Planet. Hands down best book you will ever read.
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The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove:
[link to en.wikipedia.org]

One of those rare books that actually makes me laugh out loud while I'm reading it.
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The Stand, by Steven King

The Red Dragon (dont know who wrote it)?


The Day the universe changed, by Aurthor C Clark
 Quoting: Ponzi 737617

Hey, I'm reading The Stand right now!
Actually, I like the movie better; the novel is a little
over-done.

Have you seen King's t.v. drama series about Kingdom Hospital? It's like a supernatural soap-opera, with S.K's quirky sense of humor thrown in. It's addicting as all hell.
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If you can handle sci fi I'd go for the entire Dune series by Frank Herbert. Awesome stuff.
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well lets start with the entire hitchikers guide to the galaxy series,then move on to everything written by tom sharpe.This guy is so funny youll piss your pants.Ben Elton is a cracker,Stark,for instance,shivers,all of a sudden a million books ive read come to mind.I wonder if the tv show blackadder was ever transcribed,that stuffs just genius.Well there you,theres about a years worth right there....
On a side note,I know its not comedy,but I just have to reccomend the great work of art that is the book Shogun,that will open your eyes up, and not to mention isaac asimov,philip.k.dick,aldrous huxley,it just goes on and on and on.....
god i love a good book!!!!...................
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If you can handle sci fi I'd go for the entire Dune series by Frank Herbert. Awesome stuff.
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I have a book by him called the saratoga barrier,a bloody good little read,took me a day, once i started,couldnt put down,highly reccomended..............
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I think you would love "Ishmeal"
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Tales of Tongue Fu...Paul Krassner

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YOU MUST BUY THE TIN DRUM, OMG AMAZING
[link to www.amazon.com]

Last Edited by Arthur Daley on 02/04/2011 11:01 AM
"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." --Oscar Wilde
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Re: BEST books you've ever read? Weirdest, surrealist, loveliest, most fun books.
The whole series of Wheel of time.
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"Stranger In A Strange Land" by Robert Heinlein. Fiction, but the ideas expressed and solutions presented are not. I GROK!





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