I love Poe,Dickens,Shakespear.
I love this book called Robots Have No Tails,about an inventor,who can only work when hes plastered drunk.
White Fang,Call of the Wild,Grapes of Wrath,The Color Purple.
I love stuff by Robert Asprin,William Peter Blatty.
I adore The Bartimaeus Trilogy,the Pendergast series by Lincoln and Child(like most of Lincoln's solo stuff too).
It's difficult to name a single book, but one that did have a tremendous impact on me was Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein".
In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back. - Charlie Brown
"It is a profound and necessary truth that the deep things in science are not found because they are useful; they are found because it was possible to find them." - J. Robert Oppenheimer; Scientific Director; The Manhattan Project
"talking bull**** is not a victimless crime" - Marina Hyde, author.
The Illiad and the Odyssey (the books that actually got me started reading)
The Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit
Anything by H. Beam Piper
Most of Robert Heinliens books
The Honor Harrington series by David Weber
The Antares Dawn Series by Michael McCollum
The Books of Lawerence Watt Evans (The Misenchanted Sword, With a Single Spell, The Night of Madness, etc)
The 'Wiz' series by Rick Cook (a computer programmer is sent to a world of magic and learns that spells are just like computer code)
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (series)
Most Thugish Member of the Six Worst Men of the Apfelschnaps
Posted 20 March 2012 - 04:48 PM
My top favs are..
The Celestine Prophesy (James Redfield)
The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success (Deepak Chopra)
The Stand (Stephen King)
A Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
Contact (Carl Sagan)
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Richard Feynman) Wiki page
What Do You Care What Other People Think? (Richard Feynman)
Desperation (Stephen King)
The Regulators (Stephen King, written under his pseudonym Richard Bachman) (These two book have cross-over themes and the same characters, the way it all ties together is very interesting and intriguing. I recommend reading both of these novels back to back.)
World War z (Max Brooks) (a soon to be film! wiki page on the film)
Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman (James Gleick)
Edited by Mentalcase, 20 March 2012 - 04:50 PM.
I think that it is much more likely that the reports of flying saucers are the results of the known irrational characteristics of terrestrial intelligence than of the unknown rational efforts of extra-terrestrial intelligence ~Richard Feynman"Just words you know" ~Written/composed by Mentalcase
"The ontology of materialism rested upon the illusion that the kind of existence, the direct "actuality" of the world around us can be extrapolated into the atomic range. This extrapolation is impossible however." Werner Heisenberg