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[–]GeorgeCarlin 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (6 children)

The Silmarillion, of course.

Less fictional than it seems at first glance.

[–]SloppyJoeBeaver 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

That is my least favorite book of perhaps all time and I would rather read an instruction manual, but I do own it, so... It would be convienient.

[–]GeorgeCarlin 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It is an instruction manual. How could you not realize it ?

It is section three of Tolkiens instructions to human life and overall nature.

The Hobbit is the intro. The Lord of the Rings is his assortment of "main" instructions.

And The Silmarillion is the epilogue.

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    [–]GeorgeCarlin 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

    Shit. I thought nobody would notice...

    [–]agent_pecan 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

    I was just listening to this. Is it just The book of genesis basically? I stopped about an hour in because it resembled the Bible, and I've already read this story.

    [–]GeorgeCarlin 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

    It is quite different, imho. The bible has this kindergarden-thing with its "protagonists".

    Tolkien hasn't. Like real life hasn't.

    [–]platonic1 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

    I won't be able to participate for a few months, but I think this is a fantastic idea. Just letting you know that I am interested.

    [–]jet199Instigatrix 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

    Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie

    [–]JoGooD 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

    That's great!

    Just for fun, by Linus Torval

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      [–]JoGooD 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

      I'll try

      [–]jagworms 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (6 children)

      Wool - Hugh Howey

      Because we're living through something similar.

      [–]SloppyJoeBeaver 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

      Excellent choice.

      [–]jagworms 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

      I mean the whole series. The latter parts are quite a parallel to today's problems.

      [–]SloppyJoeBeaver 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

      I mean, how could you only read 1 anyways?

      [–]jagworms 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

      My wife had to stop. It was hitting too close to home.

      [–]SloppyJoeBeaver 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

      Really, she grew up in an underground silo too?

      [–][deleted] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

      John Steinbeck - Of Mice and Men

      Fantastic idea, FYM. 👏

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        I merely jested that moonlight sonata is so agonisingly beautiful that I could happily club seals to it while gently weeping with joy. I didn't think you'd go all emo on me.

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          [–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

          Awesome 😎

          [–]SloppyJoeBeaver 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

          The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester https://files.catbox.moe/sjmpik.pdf

          Am I supposed to unvote my thing?

          [–]HongKongPhooey 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

          Awesome, I'm seeing great suggestions from you and the group here. I am definitely down to read and discuss some interesting books. I think this is a great idea FYM, count me in.

          [–]johndoyle 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

          I don't like books but the writings of Nick Fuentes are quite enlightening

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            [–]DirewolfGhost 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

            Le Jouvencel by Jean De Bueil (for psychology of the pre-renaissance French warrior caste)

            Theory of Consciousness and the Bicameral Mind by Julain Jaynes

            The Origins and History of Conciousness by Erich Neumann

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                The Turner Diaries - Andrew Macdonald