Lennart's Favorite Books: Perchance to Dream...



Some books that I've liked (in no particular order):

[NB: This page is woefully incomplete!]

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirzig
Two books for the price of one. On one hand, it's a book about values and Quality (with a capital "Q"). On the other, it's story about a man and his son, riding across the American continent on a search for himself.
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
It might have been the time when I read it (late teens/early twenties), but it really had a profound influence on me and the things I've been thinking about since then. I must have scribbled some 50+ notes in the margins of the book as I went along. Thou Art God. The notion of Grokking. Broken taboos.
Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins
A book full with vibrating life and energy! Crazy ideas & mysterious connections. Definitely my favorite Robbins.
The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
A mother of a thriller that kept me on my toes throughout the book.
Smilla's Sense for Snow by Peter Høeg
A book with a unique style, attitude, and tempo. Also one of the few books have a female lead role that I can really believe in.
Martian Time Slip by Philip K. Dick
Darkness takes over your mind in this very scary novel by Philip K. Dick about a schizophrenic man with the ability to change time itself.
Bio of a Space Tyrant by Anthony Piers
A veritable tour de force of Hope Hubris' adventures through his life as a Refugee, Mercenary, Politician, Executive, and finally Statesman. These are also the subtitles for each of the books in this five-volume series.
The Coq Rouge series by Jan Guillou
An absolutely phenomenal modern day secret agent series with an amazing amount of realism, richness of details, and political wit. Unfortunately only in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, and German. See here for an essay on the "immoral good guy" [in Swedish].
The Wind's Twelve Quarters by Ursula K. LeGuin
A collection of short stories by one of my favorite SF/Fantasy writers.
Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke
It's the end of the world, but not as we know it.
Emma Goldman's Biography
An extraordinary anarcho-feminist with a fascinating life story.




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