September 26, 2006 at 8:25 am #1039378mushParticipant
I am stuck as ive read all my books now and im wanting another few to read anything will do as long as its good!! i do like real life stories more than anything though. cheersSeptember 26, 2006 at 10:10 am #1090863Agent SubbyParticipant
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. Based on an extraordinary true story. Best book I’ve read in a long long time.:wink:September 26, 2006 at 1:51 pm #1090841ColParticipant
Bill Bryson: a short history of nearly everything.
it’s where my sig quote comes from and is one of the best books i have ever read in my entire life and i’ve read a lotSeptember 26, 2006 at 1:59 pm #1090868tezParticipant
Bez – Freaky dancin:crazy:September 26, 2006 at 3:43 pm #1090853staxParticipant
Altered State: The Story of Ecstasy Culture and Acid House
quite an interesting read, trouble is it makes you want to get messySeptember 26, 2006 at 5:47 pm #1090845globalloonParticipant
Xinran – The Good Women of China
very interesting series of Chinese women’s life stories, told by one of China’s first successful female radio presenters
i found it very interesting and well writtenSeptember 26, 2006 at 5:50 pm #1090850missMushedParticipant
A million little pieces by James Frey. Based on a true story of a junkie overcoming his habit. Amazing read and very inspirational!
(although alot has been made up, found out by recent investivagions. Still a good read thO!)September 26, 2006 at 6:49 pm #1090837Anonymous
Man without a Country. . . by Kurt Vonnegut. changed my lifeSeptember 26, 2006 at 7:39 pm #1090843bingeParticipant
Jack Kerauoc- On the road
One of my all time favourites. Inspires you to go out and grab hold of life!September 30, 2006 at 3:00 pm #1090867WideParticipant
Greg Palast- The best democracy money can buy.
Basically about how global capitalism is fucking us all in the arse. interesting but a bit depressing! :/September 30, 2006 at 3:21 pm #1090849elretardo87Participant
Geek it up and give some ancient classics a go….I’m reading through the Illiad at the moment for uni and its a quality book.September 30, 2006 at 5:02 pm #1090854RajParticipant
and in that vein Njalls saga is a good read :weee: [herman pallson translation for choice]September 30, 2006 at 7:02 pm #1090857bumpkinbeansParticipantstax wrote:Altered State: The Story of Ecstasy Culture and Acid House
quite an interesting read, trouble is it makes you want to get messy
that sounds like a good read to me .gonna go and have a look for it tomorrow .freaky dancing by bez sounds like a good read as well .imagine the stories he has to tellOctober 1, 2006 at 6:27 pm #1090865mushParticipant
Thanks for all your recomendations i decided upon the bez book and ive nearly finished it ! blindin book, and yes he dose have some amazin stories to tell,boy did he take some serious amounts of drugs!! :crazy: i think hes sound as a pound even more so after reading his book.October 1, 2006 at 7:43 pm #1090858DaNcInGalaxieParticipant
yeh i can..anything by carlos castenda..anything by louise l hay..tibetan book of living and dying.. anything good that raises awareness n throws off illusionsOctober 5, 2006 at 9:35 pm #1090844bingeParticipant
Just finished a great one:
Margrove of the Marshes- John Peels autobiographyOctober 8, 2006 at 7:32 am #1090846
STARK by Ben Elton:wink:October 8, 2006 at 10:22 am #1090855RajParticipant
crusader’s torch by chelsea quinn yarbroOctober 8, 2006 at 12:00 pm #1090852Tek OffensiveParticipantCol wrote:Bill Bryson: a short history of nearly everything.
it’s where my sig quote comes from and is one of the best books i have ever read in my entire life and i’ve read a lot
ive been told to read this one before, worth the read??October 8, 2006 at 1:21 pm #1090842ColParticipantSquat Monkey wrote:ive been told to read this one before, worth the read??
It’s an absorbing book and a good Introduction to the different sciences, it makes you realise how lucky we are to simply be alive.
I’ve not enjoyed a non fiction book as much as i did that oneApril 21, 2007 at 10:45 pm #1090847
This was a book that made me ROFL!….and gave me an interesse for quantum mechanics….
Quote:If you haven’t read it, then it’s about Colombian drug-smugglers, quan-
tum mechanics and the effects of setting off a hand-grenade in an en-
Here is a link to the authors home page;
April 21, 2007 at 10:47 pm #1090864MisterDuckParticipant
The Beach is fucking class. It’s adrenaline fuelled, fast-paced and an insight to the ways social systems can fail (very much like lord of the flies i spose).April 22, 2007 at 9:19 am #1090848
Cosmic Banditos by A. C. Weisbecker (1986)
Cosmic Banditos appeared in a decade when drugs, sex, science, and crime were frowned upon. Yet this cheerfully immoral novel romped with them all. Then it vanished — apparently, like the quark, having only a tendency to exist.
Our narrator is a once-normal American guy who now hangs out in the Caribbean with grenade-happy spooks, B-29-flying freaks, lovable Banditos, and misunderstood Dope Lords. Together, they’re engaged in marijuana smuggling, automatic-weapons blasting, drug consumption (our narrator succumbs to “intense social pressure”), and you name it.
During a dip in their fortunes, our narrator’s Bandito friend Jose mugs a vacationing physicist and his family, and physics books in the loot cause the trouble that ensues.
Studying the books, our narrator realizes there must be an Underlying (Subatomic) Reality to the possibly illusory world of Banditos and Dope Lords — so he and Jose set off to confront the physicist and figure out what’s really going on. (They may also tell him that they have reason to believe his daughter Tina is a person of loose morals.)
Along the way, we’re introduced to the Many Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics (including Alternative Banditos), to the Double Slit Experiment (a Bandito assault), and to Schrödinger’s Bandito. In short, our narrator explains each scientific concept in layman’s terms . . . if the layman happens to be a Bandito.
“Not much is known about A. C. Weisbecker,” the endnote says, “and A. C. Weisbecker wants to keep it that way.” This year’s publication of Weisbecker’s memoir In Search of Captain Zero will no doubt thwart that desire—but it may or may not prompt a new edition of Cosmic Banditos to pop into existence as well.
Schrödinger’s Bandito will decide.
….and it did, it is republished (http://www.aweisbecker.com/) and now we know who AC Weisbecker is just visit his homepage….. go out and fetch as many copies you cant get for the amount of money you will spend….this book has a tendencie to dissapear….I had 3 copies and now 0…but a friend bought a new one to me wich I get one of these days…Hurray!April 26, 2007 at 2:18 pm #1090866jed_22Participant
sophie’s world – cant remember the authorApril 26, 2007 at 2:21 pm #1090869Digital-AParticipant
The dave pelzar books, theres three of them all fantastic and all true.
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