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What is your favourite book?
#11
It's either (and, allow it, alright) - Franny & Zooey by Salinger simultaneously made me realise I was experiencing depression, and brought me out of it (for a while). Can't recommend it enough, only a short read. 

But generally I'd say it's VALIS, by Philip K Dick. Or A Scanner Darkly. Hard to choose, once he matured a bit and stopped making the more obvious 'sci-fi' genre stuff (as in, hello honey im home, will you press the 'turn living room into kitchen and cook full roast dinner from sachet of powder in 5 minutes please? also i dented my flying car, sorry darling.) I think all of his work is pretty solid. VALIS stuck with me most, though. I wasn't smart enough in christian theology to get a lot of the sequel. 
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#12
Tales of Power by Carlos Castaneda. A Course In Miracles by Jesus Christ.
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#13
This is an incredible book, right down to the number of pages.

And agreed: A Course In Miracles is a... changing  book, if it's correctly presented.

Also, having previously downloaded Dick's lifework in about 15 seconds (didn't foresee that did he) and read it all repeatedly, I just grabbed Salinger's in three minutes. I've read The Catcher, look forwards to the rest so thanks  thumbup
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(07-04-2016, 10:41 PM)ImaginayFortnight Wrote: This is an incredible book, right down to the number of pages.

And agreed: A Course In Miracles is a... changing  book, if it's correctly presented.

Also, having previously downloaded Dick's lifework in about 15 seconds (didn't foresee that did he) and read it all repeatedly, I just grabbed Salinger's in three minutes. I've read The Catcher, look forwards to the rest so thanks  thumbup

!!!! you reminded me, I was recommended that a long time ago/ saw some other author list it as an influence. An Eternal Golden Braid, I mean. 

Also, for anyone more contemporary-art or social theory interested people, 'The Wretched of the Screen' by Hito Steyerl is a collection of her essays which is, brilliant, imho. Funny too, as far as collection of academic essays go.
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#15
The Secret was an excellent satire I felt.
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