Train Dreams: A Novella

A historically interesting, yet somewhat disjointed, look at a man's hard life in the old west.

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

I knew I was going to learn from this book, but more than that I am being affirmed. I just wished I would have started reading this a year ago.

The Abominable Snowman (Choose Your Own Adventure #1)

This book was awesome. I stayed up until 10 PM for an entire week trying out all the variations. Then I went on to read the next 36 or so CYOA books.

Trout Fishing in America

I met a homeless man in Seattle begging for change. After I payed him his due, he claimed to have written this book. I found it at Half Price Books and was turned on to Brautigan for life.

Job: A Comedy of Justice

A retelling of the biblical story of Job. I really enjoyed the religious commentary this book provided.

Farmer in the Sky

I love Heinlein. He is the Ron Paul of sci-fi. I wish I would have discovered this series of books, originally written for Boy's Life magazine, when I was younger.

The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology

This book is scary. According to the predictions of this self-described futurist, everyone that is currently under the age of fifty will live forever! But here is the rub: we get to live forever inside of computers.

The Face of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo, and the Somme

If you enjoy reading military history, John Keegan has to be the best. This book studies three different historic battles in three different time periods from the point of view of those involved.

The Inferno (Signet Classics)

Scientific, humorous, political and moralistic; Dante puts it all into one little book. It is really worth reading once, so you can know which ring of hell to assign all the bastards you meet out there! For instance: with the current housing bubble crisis, the usurious lenders are assigned to the seventh circle, a desert of flaming sand with fiery flakes raining from the sky. :)

Ham on Rye: A Novel

Does Bukowski's life reflect his childhood? Read this book to find out how bad both could be.

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