Books I Have Read More Than Once
- •Snow Crash - Neal StephensonI read this when it came out in the 90s. I was still in grade school. Stephenson's dystopian future seemed plausible and scary. It opened my mind to ways of thinking I had never considered before. From the detailed description to what he believes the internet will evolve to a hidden glass knife to get through airport security. The book was filled with interesting concepts.
- •George's Marvelous Medicine - Roald DahlI loved all of Roald Dahl's books growing up but George's Marvelous Medicine always stuck out to me. It's not a particularly long or complex story. It's just creative and fun. The idea of mixing a bunch of nonsense together to make a potion with unexpected magical reactions was fun for me.
- •LSD Psychotherapy - Stanislov GrofThis is a piece of nonfiction that is a summary of Grof's work on intense Psychotherapy paired with large doses of LSD during the short time it was legal. It's fascinating how well the combination of the drug and a professional guide to help people come to terms with issues they may be avoiding. For example it was particularly good at helping drug addicts and alcoholics confront their addiction and seek treatment. Many of whom had recovered indefinitely.
- •The Art of War - Sun TzuThis is a book everyone must read at least once. It's applicable to so many aspects of life
- •Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 - Hunter S. ThompsonThompson's narrative in general is some of the best I've ever read. I own everything I can get my hands on that he's published. This book follows George McGovern on the campaign trail against Nixon. It captures a time when it seemed almost anything was possible for just a moment.
- •So Deadly, So Perverse vol. 1 - Troy HowarthThis love letter to the Giallo genre of cinema is a book that needed to be made. It's the first in a 2 part book series which chronologically lists as many films in the genre as possible with a description and Howarth's opinion on the film. This book covers the years 1963-1973 also known as the golden age of the genre. I don't agree with everything he says and there are some films missing but it's the only book series I know that is dedicated to the genre.