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Offline ExSpiritual

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Good books to read
« on: July 06, 2008, 02:07:33 PM »
Anyone know of any good entertaining books to read ? (nonscientific or hypothethical scientific Kaku shit)
I've just finished reading all of Hunter S thompson and want more in that genre

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Re: Good books to read
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2008, 02:08:03 PM »
Dude, we have an entire Books Section -_-

Books Section: http://skepchick.org/skepticsguide/index.php/board,12.0.html
Relevant Post: http://skepchick.org/skepticsguide/index.php/topic,9598.0.html

The post I link to contains a list of threads in which books are recommended. Look under "3".


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Re: Good books to read
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2008, 02:11:16 PM »
Nice thanks

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Re: Good books to read
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2008, 02:14:08 PM »
Thanks ducky for moving the thread :)

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Re: Good books to read
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2008, 02:25:43 PM »
Read the book Shogun. It's good.

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Re: Good books to read
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2008, 04:27:43 PM »
Along the lines of "Shogun," I'd recommend "Aztec" by Gary Jennings. Wilbur Smith's "River God" is another good historical novel.   
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Re: Good books to read
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2008, 04:57:10 PM »
I recommend the following for ExSpiritual:


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Re: Good books to read
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2008, 05:21:21 PM »
The books of Redmond O Hanlon... especially "Trawler" although the Amazon and Borneo books are great as well. Hunter Thompson as a scientist.

And, of course, Aperion's thread is the right place for trawling for ideas.

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Re: Good books to read
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2008, 11:48:40 AM »
Anyone know of any good entertaining books to read ? (nonscientific or hypothethical scientific Kaku shit)
I've just finished reading all of Hunter S thompson and want more in that genre

If you haven't read it already, and if it's that style of gonzo journalism you're looking for, be sure to check out Tom Wolfe's Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.  That's one of my favorite books ever; it's absolutely amazing what it does with language, how it totally replicates the hallucinogenic feel of a drug experience.  It's a must for any fan of Hunter S. Thompson.
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