Required Reading for Humanity — Totseans

Required Reading for Humanity

CrazzyassCrazzyass Regular
edited July 2010 in Spurious Generalities
Does anyone still have this list? I think I may have it somewhere, but I'll need to check. The thing was fucking amazing and right on.

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  • NightsideNightside Regular
    edited July 2010
    I'm going to try and find it, the thread was awesome and lead me to some good books...
  • edited July 2010
    Religious Works (Most canonical texts are poetic in nature often following poetic metres) (Tanks Crazyass for pointing out my blindness :p. still needs a bit of work though.)
    The Bible
    Paradise Lost
    The Divine Comedy
    Qu’ran
    Torah
    Bhagavad Gita
    God Knows
    Song of Solomon
    Siddhartha

    Fantasy/Horror/Science Fiction/Fairy Tales
    Anything by Tolkien
    Chronicles of Narnia
    Tales from the Earthsea
    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series
    Dracula
    Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus
    Rosemary’s Baby
    Anything by Terry Pratchett
    Anything by Philip K. Dick
    The Martian Chronicles
    H.P. Lovecraft
    T.H. White
    Anything by Frank Herbert (Dune Series in Particular)
    Anything by Raymond Feist (Riftwar Saga)
    The Darksword Trilogy
    The Death Gate Cycle
    Sword of Shannara
    Neuromancer
    The Wheel of Time
    A Song of Fire and Ice
    The Sword of Truth
    Anything by Tad Williams
    Anything by David Eddings
    Rose of the Prophet
    Anything by Michael Moorcock
    Incarnations of Immortality Series
    Anything by Steven Brust
    Tales of the Otori
    Anything by Jules Verne
    Redwall
    Grimm's Fairy Tales
    Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales
    The Arabian Nights

    Beatnik/Counterculture
    On the Road
    Dharma Bums
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Anything by Thompson really)
    The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test

    Philosophy
    Nietzsche
    Thoreau
    Voltaire
    Anything by Schopenhauer (Draws from Buddhist philosophies and can be seen as a partial precursor to Nietzsche)
    History of Western Philosophy
    Democracy of America
    L'Etranger by Albert Camus
    Story of Philosophy by Durant
    The Art of War
    Anything by Jung
    Anything by Marx
    Reflections on the Revolution in France
    The Red and the Black
    Common Sense, the Rights of Man, and Other Essential Writings by Thomas Paine
    Man's Search For Meaning
    Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit
    A Brief History of Everything
    Tao of Jeet Kune Do
    The Republic (Plato)
    The Allegory of the Cave (Plato)
    Temporary Autonomous Zone
    Meditations
    Thus Spoke Zarathustra

    Poetry & Plays
    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
    Songs of Innocence and Experience
    Robert Frost
    Emily Dickinson
    The Illiad
    The Odyssey
    Aeneid
    No Man is an Island: A Selection of Prose of John Donne
    Anything by Poe
    Leaves of Grass
    A Christmas Carol
    Dahlgren
    The Complete Works of Shakespeare
    Endgame
    Frederich Holderlin
    Works of Sophocles, Aeschylus, and Euripides

    New & Classic Novels
    Heart of Darkness
    The Great Gatsby
    Animal Farm
    1984
    Of Mice and Men
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
    Grapes of Wrath
    The Count of Monte Cristo
    Catcher in the Rye
    A Clockwork Orange
    Farenheit 451
    One Hundred Years of Solitude
    The Island of Doctor Moreau
    The Picture of Dorian Gray
    Moby Dick
    Fight Club
    Brave New World
    Island
    Point Counterpoint
    The Poisonwood Bible
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    All Quiet On the Western Front
    The Godfather
    The Lord of the Flies
    The Thin Red Line
    From Here to Eternity
    Catch-22
    Something Happened
    Slaughterhouse Five
    Anything by William Faulkner
    Ulysses (Anything by Joyce)
    Angela's Ashes
    The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
    The Deptford Trilogy
    Two Solitudes
    Jane Eyre
    The Things They Carried
    Beloved
    Crime and Punishment
    For Whom the Bell Tolls (Hemmingway)
    The Sun Also Rises (Hemmingway)
    The Color Purple
    Things Fall Apart
    Go Tell it on the Mountain
    Jennifer Government
    Of Human Bondage
    The Moral Animal
    The Dispossessed
    The Razor's Edge
    Power of One
    Anything by Will Ferguson (If you're Canadian)
    The Egyptian
    The Glass Bead Game
    Gulliver's Travels
    Charles Dickens
    Don Quixote
    This Side of Paradise
    The Three Musketeers
    Faust
    The Dumas Club
    Breakfast of Champions
    In the Skin of a Lion
    Despair (Nabokov)
    Ivanhoe
    Schindler's List
    Oscar Wilde
    Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates
    The Clan of the Cave Bear
    Anna Karenina
    Voss
    Anything by Rousseau

    Reference
    The World Treasury of Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
    Isaac Asimov Historical Works
    The Histories (Herodutus)
    A History of English-Speaking Peoples
    Stephen Hawking
    Common Sense Economics
    Anything by Brian Greene
    A Short History of Nearly Everything
    The New York Public Library Science Desk Reference
    Anything by Einstein
    Noteable Historical Trials (Vol. 1-4)
    Business Communication: Process & Product
    The Prince
    Origin of Species
    The Wealth of Nations
    Long Walk to Freedom (Autobiography)
    The Motorcycle Diaries
    Selected Works of King
    The Autobiography of Malcolm X
    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
    The Oxford Companion to English Literature
    On War
    Silent Spring

    Short Stories & Novellas
    Flowers for Algernon
    Ficciones
    The Death of Ivan Ilyich
    God’s Debris
    Kafka's Metamorphosis
  • CrazzyassCrazzyass Regular
    edited July 2010
    Thanks dude.
  • edited July 2010
    Crazzyass wrote: »
    Thanks dude.

    I ripped that version off of Zoklet. Source:
    http://www.zoklet.net/bbs/showthread.php?t=2475
  • Big baby jesusBig baby jesus Regular
    edited July 2010
    Looks like I should just start at almost the top and go down the list. First stop, hopefully getting someone else's library card so I don't gotta pay 200 dollars in fines. Wait, who's gonna give me their card after hearing I have that amount wracked up on there? Good thing I thought of that, now I know which part to not mention! Or maybe I'll just imply that it's lost and, they hate my race!
  • edited July 2010
    Looks like I should just start at almost the top and go down the list. First stop, hopefully getting someone else's library card so I don't gotta pay 200 dollars in fines. Wait, who's gonna give me their card after hearing I have that amount wracked up on there? Good thing I thought of that, now I know which part to not mention! Or maybe I'll just imply that it's lost and, they hate my race!

    We REAAAAALLLLLY need to organize it by subject matter.
  • CrazzyassCrazzyass Regular
    edited July 2010
    We REAAAAALLLLLY need to organize it by subject matter.

    It's organized already. You just need to bold the subject names so it is a little easier to read.

    Jesus: Yeah, I'm pretty much expanding my book collection per this list.
  • Big baby jesusBig baby jesus Regular
    edited July 2010
    We REAAAAALLLLLY need to organize it by subject matter.

    I'd get bored reading about the same subject for months on end but I agree.
  • RemadERemadE Global Moderator
    edited July 2010
    Doorways of perception and Heaven + Hell by Aldous Huxley

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Great Shark Hunt by Hunter S Thompson

    City of Thieves by David Benioff
  • CrazzyassCrazzyass Regular
    edited July 2010
    Haha, no problem man.
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