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    Avatarmush
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    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. cheers

    #1090863
    AvatarAgent Subby
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    Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. Based on an extraordinary true story. Best book I’ve read in a long long time.:wink:

    #1090841
    AvatarCol
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    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

    #1090868
    Avatartez
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    Bez – Freaky dancin:crazy:

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    Altered State: The Story of Ecstasy Culture and Acid House

    quite an interesting read, trouble is it makes you want to get messy

    http://www.word-power.co.uk/catalogue/1852426047

    #1090845
    Avatargloballoon
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    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 written

    #1090850
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    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!)

    #1090837
    AvatarAnonymous

    Man without a Country. . . by Kurt Vonnegut. changed my life

    #1090843
    Avatarbinge
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    Jack Kerauoc- On the road

    One of my all time favourites. Inspires you to go out and grab hold of life!

    #1090867
    AvatarWide
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    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! :/

    #1090849
    Avatarelretardo87
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    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.

    #1090854
    AvatarRaj
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    and in that vein Njalls saga is a good read :weee: [herman pallson translation for choice]

    #1090857
    Avatarbumpkinbeans
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    stax wrote:
    Altered State: The Story of Ecstasy Culture and Acid House

    quite an interesting read, trouble is it makes you want to get messy

    http://www.word-power.co.uk/catalogue/1852426047

    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 tell

    #1090865
    Avatarmush
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    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.

    #1090858
    AvatarDaNcInGalaxie
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    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 illusions

    #1090844
    Avatarbinge
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    Just finished a great one:

    Margrove of the Marshes- John Peels autobiography

    #1090846
    Avatarsinner69
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    STARK by Ben Elton:wink:

    #1090855
    AvatarRaj
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    crusader’s torch by chelsea quinn yarbro

    #1090852
    AvatarTek Offensive
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    Col 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??

    #1090842
    AvatarCol
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    Squat 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 one

    #1090847
    Avatarsinner69
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    cover-banditos.jpgcomic.jpg

    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-
    closed space.

    Here is a link to the authors home page;

    http://www.aweisbecker.com/


    Enjoy!

    #1090864
    AvatarMisterDuck
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    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).

    #1090848
    Avatarsinner69
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    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!

    #1090866
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    sophie’s world – cant remember the author

    #1090869
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    The dave pelzar books, theres three of them all fantastic and all true.

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