We've had Funniest book, saddest song, how about most thought provoking Book?

Monday, June 14, 2004 by IPlural | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

Found thins link again just a bit ago...


fair warning, it isn't nice, it isn't funny and it isn't anything but what you take from it...
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Reply #1 Monday, June 14, 2004 8:48 PM
Flatterland - Ian Stewart
Reply #2 Monday, June 14, 2004 8:49 PM
"The Screwtape Letters" - C.S. Lewis

Its a pretty cool book dealing with religion, and christianity and devils. It has some humor, and alot of irony, but its a pretty good book just to read and make your own decision on. Check out your local library to find it.
Reply #3 Monday, June 14, 2004 8:52 PM
I thought you were doing your math, Cerebro.
Reply #4 Monday, June 14, 2004 9:00 PM
I still pop in once in awhile. You on the IRC channel?

"Mathpower 12" - Alberta Learning

^ That provokes very evil thoughts in me. The diploma is tommorow.
Reply #5 Monday, June 14, 2004 9:01 PM
Reply #6 Monday, June 14, 2004 9:05 PM
by IPlural - 6/14/2004 8:44:18 PM Found thins link again just a bit ago... Linkfair warning, it isn't nice, it isn't funny and it isn't anything but what you take from it...


The link is to Johnny Got His Gun, not the whole book, but enough to let anyone know if they would want to read the whole book.

Personally I think it should be required reading...
Reply #7 Monday, June 14, 2004 9:11 PM
Michael Collins Piper's The Final Judgment would be my choice.

Interesting read: http://karws.gso.uri.edu/JFK/Critical_Summaries/Books/Piper_responds.html

Reply #8 Monday, June 14, 2004 10:08 PM
Joshua Then and Now - Mordecai Richler
Reply #9 Monday, June 14, 2004 10:23 PM
Self Reliance- Emerson
Shameless Designs
Reply #10 Monday, June 14, 2004 10:42 PM
My list (in no particular order)

- "Death Be Not Proud" by John Gunther
- "Watership Down" by Richard Adams
- "Trinity" and "Redemption" by Leon Uris
- "The Anzacs" by Patsy Adam Smith
- "Walden II" by B.F. Skinner
- "The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement" by Eliyahu M Goldratt, Jeff Cox
- "The Lion" (2 vols) by William Manchester
- "The Death of a President (November 20-25, 1963)" by William Manchester
- "The God Game" by Andrew M. Greeley
- Almost anything written by Elie Wiesel, but especially "Night"

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Reply #11 Monday, June 14, 2004 11:39 PM
A clockwork orange...not so much the book itself but I wonder about the author...how does someone even concoct a book like that?(he practically invented a new language)
Reply #12 Tuesday, June 15, 2004 12:22 AM
I'm outta here - while I still have some happy thoughts going for me.
Reply #13 Tuesday, June 15, 2004 12:28 AM
A few of mine:

Karl Popper - "The open society and it's enemies".
Douglas Hofstadter - "Godel, Escher, and Bach".
John Gribben - "The search for Schroedinger's kittens".
Ludwig von Mises - "The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality".
Virginia Postrel - "The future and it's enemies".

Lots more, but these are some of my favorites
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Reply #14 Tuesday, June 15, 2004 12:36 AM
The Late Great Planet Earth by Hal Lindsey
Reply #15 Tuesday, June 15, 2004 1:36 AM
Reply #16 Tuesday, June 15, 2004 2:16 AM
I've got a strange mixture of choices I've read but the one that do make one ponder are "The Will To Power" by Friedrich Nietzsche and "The Holy Bible" by God. >
Reply #17 Tuesday, June 15, 2004 4:30 AM
The Turning Point by Fritjof Capra. Laterd turned into the movie Mindwalk.
Reply #18 Tuesday, June 15, 2004 5:05 AM
Kama Sutra? *sp*
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Reply #19 Tuesday, June 15, 2004 6:50 AM
The Art of War - SunTzu

Beyond Good and Evil - Friedrich Nietzsche

The Divine Comedy - Dante Alighieri

The last two are a bit difficult to read but worth it, if you can manage.
Reply #20 Tuesday, June 15, 2004 7:34 AM
Being and Nothingness- Jean-Paul Sartre
The Tacit Dimension- Michael Polanyi
Meditations- Descartes
The Enchiridion- Epictetus
The Prince- Machiavelli
Easy Journey To Other Planets- His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Freud And The Problem Of God- Hans Kung
Elements of Theosophy Lilian Edger
Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah- Richard Bach
Journey To The East Hermann- Hesse
Magister Ludi: The Glass Bead Game- Hermann Hesse
Frontiers of Healing: New Dimensions in Parapsychology- Edited by Nicholas M. Regush
Many Mansions:The Edgar Cayce Story on Reincarnation- Gina Cerminara
The Incredible Story Of Edgar Cayce 'The Sleeping clairvoyant' Venture Inward-Hugh Lynn Cayce
The Remarkable Birth of Planet Earth Henry M. Morris
Future Shock-Alvin Toffler
Contemporary Philosophy: A Book of Readings-Edited by James L. Jarrett and Sterling M. McMurrin
Meta-Physics: New Dimensions of the Mind- Anthony Norvell
Oedipus Rex- Plato, Socrates
Stigma:Notes on the management of Spoiled Identity- Erving Goffman

Piers Anthony- Bio Of A Space Tyrant (1-5)
Stranger In A Strange Land- Robert A. Heinlein
The World Inside- Robert Silverberg
The Martian Chronicles- Ray Bradbury
1984- George Orwell
Fahrenheit 451- George Orwell
The Illustrated Man- George Orwell
A Clockwork Orange- Anthony Burgess
Watership Down- Richard Adams
Shardik- Richard Adams

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest- Ken Resey
A Separate Peace- John Knowles

To Be Free!- Ron Martin

The Red Badge of Courage- Stephen Crane
The Red Pony- John Steinbeck
Of Mice and Men- John Steinbeck

Angela's Ashes- Frank McCort
Frank and I- () McCort

Canterbury Tales- Chaucer
Walden Pond- Henry David Thoreau

I have read the book Johnny Got His Gun, IPlural...very disturbing book...there was also a film made...but as usual skips over alot of the 'internal dialogue' of the narrative...

Whew! Looking at your list I 'see' an imminent trip to the library!

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