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Would I sound dumb if I didn't know Fight Club is a book? I loved the movie, so that's something I will probably read someday. I took a Buddhist philosophy/religious studies course once, and one of the more fun assignments we got in that class was picking a film with potential Buddhist themes and writing a commentary on it. I chose Fight Club because I had never watched it before, and don't remember much of it now but I actually found some interesting stuff about that film. That movie was a trip.

You wouldn't, a lot of people don't know it's a book. I read the book before I knew of the movie, but then realised it's usually the other way round : D I hope you'll find the time for the book, Palahniuk has a really cool style and is easy to love. I haven't thought of the movie as containing buddhist themes (I mean, it's pretty murderous?) but it's an interesting angle.
Mostly when it comes to questions of identity and self, and themes of asceticism and suffering, there's some parallels that can be made from what I remember, though the violence is definitely out of place haha.

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David Foster Wallace - Infinite Jest.
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I tried man, last year, I really did, but Wallace is one of those writers that REALLY likes small details and I burned out a third of the way through.
May try again at some point.
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What are books that you've read that you think everyone should read?


I only like fiction books, and for some reason the most memorable books for me were read in middle school and highschool.

the Red Wall series
To kill a Mockingbird
Enders game
Mortal engine series
Harry potter
Bridge to Terabithia

some Haruki Murakami and Stephen King books are also memorable



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I only like fiction books, and for some reason the most memorable books for me were read in middle school and highschool.

the Red Wall series
To kill a Mockingbird
Enders game
Mortal engine series
Harry potter
Bridge to Terabithia

some Haruki Murakami and Stephen King books are also memorable



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I read part of Norwegian Wood but didn't finish it.

I also really liked the Harry Potter books growing up purely for the fantasy. Although as an adult I think some of the messages about the world it gives are both simplistic and at times encourage conformity to the status quo.

The wretched world we’re living in at present was not an unlucky war of fate; it was an economic and political decision made without consulting the enormous human population that it would most drastically affect. If we would have it otherwise, if we’d prefer a future that we can call home, then we must stop supporting — even passively — this ravenous, insatiable conservative agenda before it devours us with our kids as a dessert. - Alan Moore

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The first that comes to mind. Stefano Mancuso and Alessandra Viola - Brilliant Green: The Surprising History and Science of Plant Intelligence. Challenges your anthropocentrism and puts our green fellows in the spotlight they deserve. Had a real good time reading this.

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The first that comes to mind. Stefano Mancuso and Alessandra Viola - Brilliant Green: The Surprising History and Science of Plant Intelligence. Challenges your anthropocentrism and puts our green fellows in the spotlight they deserve. Had a real good time reading this.
That sounds like a good one. If I were King I would have all animals (including humans) fed to the plants so they could thrive again. I might keep a few cows and turkeys to eat, and some dogs as friends, but that's about it. Ok, one female woman too for "love" of course, but that's where I'm drawing the line.
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Vaddey Ratner: In the Shadow of the Banyan (author's story during the reign of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia)

Robin Sharma: The Monk who Sold his Ferrari (self-help book about reaching your destiny and finding your purpose)

Neil Smith: Boo (protagonists dies and wakes up in the heaven specifically for 13-year old children)

Ahmad Fuadi: The Land of Five Towers (friendship story about five boys in a religious school in Indonesia)

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