|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
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
- 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
Executive, and finally
These are also the subtitles for each of the books in this five-volume
- The Coq Rouge series by
- 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
guy" [in Swedish].
The Wind's Twelve Quarters by Ursula K. LeGuin
- A collection of short stories by one of my favorite SF/Fantasy
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.