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Here are some classic works that are often recommended as essential reading for men, in no particular order:
  1. The Odyssey by Homer
  2. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  4. 1984 by George Orwell
  5. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  6. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  7. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  8. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  9. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  10. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  11. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  12. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  13. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
  14. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  15. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  16. Macbeth by William Shakespeare
 

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I wonder how many here have even read one of them and probably for high school English :p
 

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Hi Pierce,
What about War and Peace?....Truly an amazing Yarn...Up the back of my place is a beautiful Waterhole/Pond....Years ago there was a crazy Old Russian Guy used to sit on the bench I made beside the Pool and read...He was a very deep Man,spent 15 Years in Siberia for the crime of having German ancestry,He read to me from the Novel,an amazing experience,it seems written in Prose,to hear it read,in Russian,is an amazing experience, it has a steady lilt that seems to roll like the Surf....It's a tough Read...I got started on the BBC DVD series,even that was hard biscuits,until a friend gave me a Comic synopsis of the Book...But Pierce you are a Wolf howling in the wilderness expecting Guys having had a poor Educational experience to read your Booklist....One may come at learning from two ends,why not share your favourite DVD's?
 

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Hi Agamemnon,
Take care,Pierces second name is Achilles LOL.
 

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Really think Mystery Method is very good as are a lot of Robert Greene's books.
 

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Here are some classic works that are often recommended as essential reading for men, in no particular order:
  1. The Odyssey by Homer
  2. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  4. 1984 by George Orwell
  5. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  6. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  7. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  8. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  9. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  10. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  11. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  12. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  13. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
  14. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  15. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  16. Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Just out of interest, is there a list like this that is for eastern countries. This is the western list, and a good one.
 
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Any good book suggestions?
The Unfettered Mind by Takuan Soho.
Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, translation by Jane English and Gia-Fu Feng.

And if you like fiction, you can check out the link in my sig.
 

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If you want to better understand the world and how we got where we are, I recommend these books:

-The Bible
-The Qu'ran
-Sapiens and Homo deus from Yuval Harari
-When women were priests from Karen Jo Torjensen

Other good books I've read these past years:
-Never splits the difference from Chris Voss
-Elon Musk Biography from Walter Isaacson
-Black Swan from Nassim Taleb
-Outlive from Peter Attia
-Evole your brain from Joe Dispenza
 

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Why People Believe Weird Things by Michael Shermer

Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife
by Mary Roach

The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan

48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
 

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Two made up books hahahahaha gtfo man
I've read them both, and I'm atheist.
If I get into it with a believer, I like to know what it is I'm debating against.
An English translation of The Qu'ran - and I've read the Bible through 4 times because I tend to come into contact with more Christian believers....
 

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I wonder how many here have even read one of them and probably for high school English :p
I've read all of those - apart from 3... (Hundred Years of Solitude, Old Man and the Sea, and Count of Monte Cristo) - Yet!
Admittedly, Macbeth was in School, for English Lit. class - We also read a couple of Steinbecks in school, 'Of Mice and Men', and 'Cannery Row'.
I have read some Shakespeare since school.
Other Dostoevskys: 'The Idiot', and 'Brothers Karamazov' are great.

I tend to read mostly Sci-Fi/Fantasy for recreation, but am slowly catching up with 'classics' that I've missed....
I do enjoy the Terry Pratchett Discworld books - Isaac Asimov, HP Lovecraft, HG Wells, Jules Verne, Robert Heinlein...
Of the more modern SciFi writers: Neil Gaiman, Frank Herbert, Phillip D!ck, Neal Stephenson...

A few Sci-Fi recommendations:
Neal Stephenson - 'Snow Crash', 'Nebula', 'Quicksilver'.
Robert Heinlein - 'Stranger in a Strange Land', 'Moon is a Harsh Mistress', 'Double Star', 'Starship Troopers' (original is NOTHING like the movie)
H.P. Lovecraft - 'The Colour out of Space', 'Pickman's Model', 'Rats in the Walls', 'Whisperer in Darkness' (Though I never really got into his 'Cthulhu' stuff which does get referenced in 'WiD')

Oh, and Clive Barker - Pretty much anything by him if you're into richly detailed and elaborate, fantasy worlds.
(I have a signed copy of 'The Hellbound Heart' - The original novel which spawned the 'Hellraiser' movies)
 
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Here are some classic works that are often recommended as essential reading for men, in no particular order:
  1. The Odyssey by Homer
  2. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  4. 1984 by George Orwell
  5. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  6. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  7. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  8. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  9. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  10. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  11. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  12. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  13. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
  14. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  15. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  16. Macbeth by William Shakespeare
There is a Steinbeck museum in Salinas. Not too far from the SF Bay Area. Fantastic museum. Inspired me to read East of Eden. Which was great. I visited Cannery Row in Monterey & read the book. I didn’t like it. Watched GoW in HS.
 

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Here are some classic works that are often recommended as essential reading for men, in no particular order:
  1. The Odyssey by Homer
  2. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  4. 1984 by George Orwell
  5. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  6. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  7. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  8. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  9. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  10. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  11. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  12. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  13. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
  14. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  15. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  16. Macbeth by William Shakespeare
There are Mark Twain sites in the Sierra Foothills here in CA that I’ve visited. Also. in Hannibal, MO (which I’ve been to) Lots of MT stuff. I read MT as a teen.
 

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I've read all of those - apart from 3... (Hundred Years of Solitude, Old Man and the Sea, and Count of Monte Cristo) - Yet!
Admittedly, Macbeth was in School, for English Lit. class - We also read a couple of Steinbecks in school, 'Of Mice and Men', and 'Cannery Row'.
I have read some Shakespeare since school.
Other Dostoevskys: 'The Idiot', and 'Brothers Karamazov' are great.

I tend to read mostly Sci-Fi/Fantasy for recreation, but am slowly catching up with 'classics' that I've missed....
I do enjoy the Terry Pratchett Discworld books - Isaac Asimov, HP Lovecraft, HG Wells, Jules Verne, Robert Heinlein...
Of the more modern SciFi writers: Neil Gaiman, Frank Herbert, Phillip D!ck, Neal Stephenson...

A few Sci-Fi recommendations:
Neal Stephenson - 'Snow Crash', 'Nebula', 'Quicksilver'.
Robert Heinlein - 'Stranger in a Strange Land', 'Moon is a Harsh Mistress', 'Double Star', 'Starship Troopers' (original is NOTHING like the movie)
H.P. Lovecraft - 'The Colour out of Space', 'Pickman's Model', 'Rats in the Walls', 'Whisperer in Darkness' (Though I never really got into his 'Cthulhu' stuff which does get referenced in 'WiD')

Oh, and Clive Barker - Pretty much anything by him if you're into richly detailed and elaborate, fantasy worlds.
(I have a signed copy of 'The Hellbound Heart' - The original novel which spawned the 'Hellraiser' movies)
I am a huge HPL fan. I hope to visit some HPL sites in New England someday.
 
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