bizarre/interesting books

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  1. Helix

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    Some of you lazy faggots have actually taken the time to wipe the cheeto dust off your greasy fingers and pick up a book or two, so just wondering if you managed to find anything cool/trippy/odd/whatever. I'll start I guess.
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    Fear and loathing in Las Vegas, long story short: a lawyer buys a shit ton of drugs and goes to vegas to write this review or news article or something. I think there's a movie of it with Johnny Depp too, but it probably sucks balls compared to the book, As most remakes tend to.
     
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    I've read a book about how to make a Philosopher's Stone. Though the person who wrote the commentary, an associate of Carl Jung, believes that the Philosopher's Stone is something that the ancients misunderstood as something they called Sapientia Dei, a preexisting logos from which God recognizes Himself and becomes aware and thus creates the universe. Carl Jung called this same "experience" or "phenomena" the Anima and Animus. I am more leaning towards the ancients knew what they were talking about, but either way, the implications are significant. Imagine another sentient being in your being that helps you with thinking about things.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anima_and_animus

    The book

    http://www.amazon.com/Aurora-Consurgens-Attributed-Conjunctionis-Psychology/dp/0919123902
     
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    Don Quixote. Guy gets high on imagination and goes on a whacky adventure with his trusty sidekick


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    Naked Lunch

    William S. Burroughs presents a collection of sketchy-like, hauntingly bizarre stories about men who taughts their anuses to talk, alien creatures who have an interacial relationship with young boys, psychopathic doctors using heavy drugs as medications in asylums, and too much buttrape and faggotry.

    Also there is a movie adaptation by David Cronenberg that barely has any relation with book, yet it is no less weird than the other.
     
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    Bartleby the scrivener, by Herman Melville
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    Summary: Maddafakka I said I would prefer not to
     
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    Sorry to necropost.
    I love books and thought I'd throw something in here about Neil Gaiman.
    He writes in a manner that almost seems like Clive Barker.
    Without as much of a horror aspect. More... weird. Neverwhere, Stardust,
    and American Gods are what I'd recommend.

    Also, Ray Bradbury's books.
    The Golden Apples of the Sun is my favorite. It's a compilation of
    short stories centered around a philosophical/scientific viewpoint.
     
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    If any of you guys want rare occultist books, I have 6 GB of pdfs available. I would charge $0.50 per folder, but idk how to receive money/sexual favors on the internet so these books are free. PM me if you are interested.
     
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    He is undoubtely a good writer...but his Hipster/USI Level is out of the charts, which is slightly annoying

    American Gods was ok, I guess...but I liked better Good Omens, Prachett seems to tame a bit his hipsterness

    And I have first edition Sandman Nº1 too...*gleam, which not much people here in Spain must have (I loved the thinly veiled allegory of Crowley/Mathers magical wars in that issue)
     
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    I never noticed Neil Gaiman being hipsterfied, but fuck it.
    At least they're reading at that moment instead of spending a fortune to look homeless.
     
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    B&W is sooo cool, and the phone, the leather, that pose... that stare!

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    Indoor sunglasses FTW

    haha.

    What more can I say?...the best of two worlds...

    Btw, let me do a little childish boasting:

    Gayman.

    Some 1º edition Sandmans and Hellblazers, plus the two books I was talking about

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    I loved Farenheit 451. It reminded a little of 1984, except it was (well more or less) less pessimistic in the way how it ended, and the allegory about television destroying culture and, consequently, common sense in a person's mind was well done. Bradbury's usual dark humor also gave it some uniqueness.
     
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    I see nothing out of place, here.
    Thanks for the wank material.

    Also, brilliant collection. I have some Sandmans as well, and a few of the Neverwhere comics.
    My favorite is not affiliated with Neil Gaiman at all, though.

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    I don't have this one yet, but I will simply because of furry hatred.
     
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    For those of you who haven't read crime and punishment, read fucking crime and punishment.
     
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    Really? I've gotten kind of into such things. I have a paper copy of the Key of Solomon. I also have digital copies of the Sepher Sephirotha, the Paracelsus Archidoxis Magicae, the Lesser Key of Solomon, the Grimoire of Armadel, the Sepher Yetzirah, A Complete Book of Magic Science, the Sepher Saphires, and the Heptameron. Mostly I'm interested in the Kabbalic/Enochian shit. I generally don't buy a word of it, but it's fascinating stuff and cool to think about.

    As for Interesting books, I'll rattle off my list of mind-blowers.

    1. Logan's Run (Entire series included)
    Like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, this one was fueled by acid.

    2. Sandman
    Graphic Novel. Very complex and visually interesting. If you're not schooled in visual theory, bone up on it before you read it.

    3. Lucifer
    Spin-off of Sandman. Same as above. Fascinating series.

    4. Infinite Jest
    By the late David Foster Wallace. I've been trying in vain to get through it. It's titanic, amazing, and very difficult to understand. Oh, and it's all about pot (or mostly.)

    I'd recommend some philosophical texts, but they're boring and largely not entertaining.

    Edit: Can't fucking believe I forgot these

    5. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    This book has literally everything in it. Fucking everything. The answers to life, death, and everything in between. Dostoevsky is a master.

    6. The Master and Margarita
    The devil is in Moscow and he causes a lot of shit. Fantastic book. Also entertaining.
     
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    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Read it, it's not terribly long.
     
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    Have you read Promethea Nº 12, from Alan Moore? If not, you must. Seriously.

    My usual recommendation for people interested in graphic design + occult.
    Fucking brilliant, one of the best works of ol'Alan...and that's saying a lot
     
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    I'd add anything by Douglas Adams. It's not dark, or serious like some of the others mentioned here, but interesting and bizarre, nonetheless.

    He was a pretty awesome atheist and he wrote like one.
     
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    Since we are now recommending comic books/graphic novels as well, I would like to point out a couple of titles as a suggestion:

    Howard the Duck by Steve Gerber

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    Thanks to that retard known as George Lucas, most people tend to ignore or snob this comic. It is actually one of the best things that was ever done in comics during the 70's, as it combines elements of surrealism and social satire, while pokes fun of the usual cliches found in comics. There is also some existentialist stuff that may let people bothered, and sometimes the series has some really depressing moments.

    Doom Patrol by Grant Morrison

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    Same drill as Howard the Duck, but this time the weirdness is very over-the-top. Morrison takes a typical superhero group series and elaborates a run very complex and bizarre, with countless references to Dada and Jorge Luis Borges' works. It also features one of the most fantastic visual graphics done in a comic book.
     
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    I read Doystoevsky's "Crime And Punishment" and "The Adolescent". I liked the the second one more.

    This is the worst book I have read in my life.
     
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    Read the commentary.
    Pure genius.
     
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