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08-04-2012, 03:14 AM
Book suggestions: I need a book to inspire wonderment
It has been a long time since I have read a book that absolutely floored me and left me thinking for weeks after I closed the last page.

I have read Segan, Dawkings, Hitchens and many others. In fact. I think I have read everything there is to read about the sciences, the universe and the wonderment of it all.

Yet, I wish I hadn't and I would like to find at least one more book that inspires me so.

Then I thought,"why not ask here in the forum? I am sure I must have missed some great books, but going to Amazon is a bit of a hit and miss and while I fouind some very good books on my own, I miss that "great" book. That book that leaves you speechless and amazed.

What can you come up with? And why do you think it's worthy? Do you have any suggestions?
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08-04-2012, 05:53 AM
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Geek. Big Grin

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08-04-2012, 01:37 PM
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Jorge Luis Borges is good for a mindfuck if that's what you're looking for: Labyrinths: Selected Stories & Other Writings

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08-04-2012, 04:13 PM
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The Bohquanita Tongue It probably will not inspire wonderment, but it will do something.

Its on this site. The Slyfalsian Truth. Search it. It will change your life(It probably wont.)

On a serious note. War and Peace. It has Freemasons, Russians, war, and peace.

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08-04-2012, 05:16 PM
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The Bible Wink
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08-04-2012, 08:51 PM
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(08-04-2012 05:16 PM)Magoo Wrote:  The Bible Wink
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08-04-2012, 08:56 PM
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Anything by Carl Sagan.

Godel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstadter

The Mind's I by Douglas Hofstadter and Daniel C. Dennett

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08-04-2012, 09:42 PM
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Brave New World by Huxley and 1942 by Orwell didn't "floor me" but I still find myself thinking about them every week or so. Every time society does something stupid or willingly gives up freedoms, I think we're a step closer to one of the two bleak futures.

"Ain't got no last words to say, yellow streak right up my spine. The gun in my mouth was real and the taste blew my mind."

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10-04-2012, 02:20 AM
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(08-04-2012 03:14 AM)cconti Wrote:  It has been a long time since I have read a book that absolutely floored me and left me thinking for weeks after I closed the last page.

I have read Segan, Dawkings, Hitchens and many others. In fact. I think I have read everything there is to read about the sciences, the universe and the wonderment of it all.

Yet, I wish I hadn't and I would like to find at least one more book that inspires me so.

Then I thought,"why not ask here in the forum? I am sure I must have missed some great books, but going to Amazon is a bit of a hit and miss and while I fouind some very good books on my own, I miss that "great" book. That book that leaves you speechless and amazed.

What can you come up with? And why do you think it's worthy? Do you have any suggestions?
Read the Forever War by Joe Haldeman or the Magicians by Lev Grossman
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10-04-2012, 04:43 AM
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all the foundation saga by asimov, cool dude that asimov

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