Please feel free to join my group "Books that will induce a mindf*ck". The group is based on very good list of books at everything2.com site, http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1016184.
- Espoo, Finland
- member since January 2, 2008
Hey man, I noticed a lot of Go books on your shelf. Then I noticed you hadn't listed *Shibumi* (1979) on your shelf. It is an all time great tongue in cheek novel - serious or what? - a sort of mind funk you might appreciate. Plus it involves, to a certain extent, the game of "Go."
I was really wanting to read Robert Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land but I've heard a lot of negative criticism of it recently. I noticed, by looking at your shelf that it was a favorite of yours. What did you love about it and why would you recommend it, if you indeed would? Thank you.
I read your question about reading Walden. I am currently reading it and, as a friend of mine stated, while reading it: I struggle on.... slowly.... under the burden of his nineteenth century references, his penchant for wordiness and his statements of the obvious. The struggle is worth the perils of the journey, for on occasion he produces a gem of verse that really stands out.
It is indeed wordy; it's a bit like asking someone how they are doin and they tell you in great, and precise detail. However, it can be definitely worth it. By the way, love your shelf!
You should read The picture of the Dorian Gray. It's a wonderfu novel,written by Oscar wilde,and I'm sure you'll enjoy the mystic scenes of this novel.
It keeps you thinking about yourself and your life,which rarely comes to our mind from that point of view.
Hello, by browsing through shelfari books I came across your profile and noticed you are interested in go. Being a go fan myself I created a group where we can discuss it ( Go/baduk/weiqi http://www.shelfari.com/groups/48238/about). Join if you want to and feel free to invite other go fans. Thank you =)