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Book Recomendations

Re: Book Recomendations
May 21, 2010, 12:36:47 AM
Maybe I missed it, but nobody mentioned these obvious ones:
-The Art of War by Sun Tzu
-The Bell Curve by Charles Murray + 1

(edit) Oops, you wanted non-fiction specifically.  Ignore what's written below.
I've also enjoyed many of the short stories by Jorges Luis Borges, notably:
-The Circular Ruins
-The Library of Babel
-The Garden of Forking Paths
-The Lottery in Babylon
His writings can be slightly gay, but always produce a nice mind fuck.

Re: Book Recomendations
May 21, 2010, 12:03:06 PM
His writings can be slightly gay, but always produce a nice mind fuck.
hahaha this sentence is fucking terrible; if you're going to recommend literature to someone you might as well be confident in your opinion and state it intelligently. If you are neither confident or intelligent, why should I listen to your opinion? I might as well ask Oprah what to read, since she always seems to have something articulate to say on the matter. lololololololololol

But anyway, you're right,  Borges is worth reading. I think what you mean to say in Backgrounds for English Studies 101 speak is "challenges our perceptions on the real" and has "slightly more delicacy of feeling than Robert E. Howard."

Re: Book Recomendations
May 21, 2010, 02:04:09 PM
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hahaha this sentence is fucking terrible; if you're going to recommend literature to someone you might as well be confident in your opinion and state it intelligently. If you are neither confident or intelligent, why should I listen to your opinion? I might as well ask Oprah what to read, since she always seems to have something articulate to say on the matter. lololololololololol

But anyway, you're right,  Borges is worth reading. I think what you mean to say in Backgrounds for English Studies 101 speak is "challenges our perceptions on the real" and has "slightly more delicacy of feeling than Robert E. Howard."
I understand your semantic critique of the statement (although, you're basically being a whiny little bitch about it), but the notion that adding a disclaimer or qualifying remark is somehow a display of being unconfident makes no sense.  I wrote that statement because I believe it to be true.  Some of his writings can be "gay" in that they overtly advocate a type of postmodern liberal view.  The Lottery of Babylon is a good example of that.  Should I not communicate this information because it might turn people away?

Re: Book Recomendations
May 21, 2010, 04:56:50 PM
I understand your semantic critique of the statement (although, you're basically being a whiny little bitch about it),
my b, it's that time of the month

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the notion that adding a disclaimer or qualifying remark is somehow a display of being unconfident makes no sense.  I wrote that statement because I believe it to be true.  Some of his writings can be "gay" in that they overtly advocate a type of postmodern liberal view.  The Lottery of Babylon is a good example of that.  Should I not communicate this information because it might turn people away?
Prefacing a recommendation with the vague disclaimer "slightly gay" seemed to me like an admission that enjoying such writing writing was a slight to your masculinity. This is usually how we use the word "gay" and/or "fag." What you wrote right now makes perfect sense, and I'm not sure why you didn't write it earlier, instead of leaving it up to us to decipher "slightly gay" into the largely unrelated "postmodern liberal view."

Re: Book Recomendations
May 21, 2010, 05:57:12 PM
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Prefacing a recommendation with the vague disclaimer "slightly gay" seemed to me like an admission that enjoying such writing writing was a slight to your masculinity. This is usually how we use the word "gay" and/or "fag." What you wrote right now makes perfect sense, and I'm not sure why you didn't write it earlier, instead of leaving it up to us to decipher "slightly gay" into the largely unrelated "postmodern liberal view."
Noted.  My tendcies toward concision can unwittingly yield dubious results.  I'll be mindful to abstain from ambiguous terminology in the future.

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my b, it's that time of the month
No need for apologies.  Despite what I said, I do admire the fact that you didn't pull your punches.  Brutal truth appears to be getting less and less respect 'round these here parts.

Re: Book Recomendations
May 22, 2010, 10:49:04 PM
Although it has already been mentioned somewhere, I'd like to recommend 'Think and grow rich', by Napoleon Hill. It will probably be a bit simplistic or condescending for the more philosophically inclined minds here, but for the more rudimentary intellects (like mine) it can be very useful.

It's an uncanny exploration of the mechanisms of the mind, desire, and attainment. I keep coming back to this book.

Re: Book Recomendations
May 23, 2010, 04:38:17 PM
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Prefacing a recommendation with the vague disclaimer "slightly gay" seemed to me like an admission that enjoying such writing writing was a slight to your masculinity. This is usually how we use the word "gay" and/or "fag." What you wrote right now makes perfect sense, and I'm not sure why you didn't write it earlier, instead of leaving it up to us to decipher "slightly gay" into the largely unrelated "postmodern liberal view."
Noted.  My tendcies toward concision can unwittingly yield dubious results.  I'll be mindful to abstain from ambiguous terminology in the future.

Using the word "gay" as a catch-all pejorative is great fun!

If you have not yet read The End of History and the Last Man, I recommend you drop whatever esoteric tome you are reading, and get up to speed on why the world is the way it is.  This book is on the official "ANUS Book List," to boot.
His Majesty at the Swamp / Black Arts Lead to Everlasting Sins / Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism / Oath of Black Blood / Privilege of Evil / Dawn of Possession / In Battle There is No Law / Thousand Swords / To Mega Therion

Re: Book Recomendations
May 23, 2010, 04:52:15 PM
"Journey to the Lord of Power" by Ibn Arabi.

What have you read amongst the suggested readings so far and what has inspired you?
Because I am more intelligent than you are.

Re: Book Recomendations
May 23, 2010, 05:22:20 PM
Quote from: Jim Necroslaughter
Using the word "gay" as a catch-all pejorative is great fun!
Think B4 You Speak

Re: Book Recomendations
May 24, 2010, 09:26:50 PM
On a related note, if you want bad literature:
Maya Angelou, the poetry of HOPE!

Can't dismiss negative influences.

Re: Book Recomendations
May 24, 2010, 10:34:47 PM
For history and what not I love the  book The Basque History of the World by Mark Kurlansky and The Italians by Luigi Barzini. The Italians is such a bold and honest telling of our traits and why we Italians do what we do. A highly recommended book if you are curious about this subject matter.

Re: Book Recomendations
May 28, 2010, 03:13:51 AM
I'm currently reading get rich book entitled 'rich dad, poor dad'.  My mentor recommended it to me.  Does anyone have any recommendations on books like this?
In the olden days one could just smash an impudent peasant in the face with a walking-cane, but now you'll get arrested for assault if you do that.

Re: Book Recomendations
May 28, 2010, 10:41:34 PM
Quote from: Jim Necroslaughter
Using the word "gay" as a catch-all pejorative is great fun!
Think B4 You Speak

awww man!  "fag" is my default insult!  curse this PC world!  you'll have to pry the word "fag" out of my cold dead hands!!  bastards!!!!!!!
His Majesty at the Swamp / Black Arts Lead to Everlasting Sins / Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism / Oath of Black Blood / Privilege of Evil / Dawn of Possession / In Battle There is No Law / Thousand Swords / To Mega Therion

Re: Book Recomendations
October 14, 2012, 02:21:43 PM

EDIT: and please, please, for the sake of your mental health, avoid, for the meantime, ANY book on the topic of National Socialism, specially esoteric stuff like Savitri Devi's, Miguel Serrano and others. Evola may be the best on the topic (although his worldview wasn't confined strictly into NS), but I'd leave his works for a later time. Believe me on this, I'm talking from experience...I made the mistake of reading Serrano when I wasn't quite matured on the ways of the world, and it proved to be very perjudicial.

You were right on the spot. I went there and read it anyway, more than you ever would because I read spanish and got to know some other related stuff too. Strong stuff, you were right. Dangerous even.

(unless you read spanish too)
You're quite hostile.

I got a right to be hostile, man, my people been persecuted!

Re: Book Recomendations
October 14, 2012, 02:55:57 PM
There is a world of difference from Evola to Der Stürmer.

Neither Evola or Hamsun were nazis in their writing.

To hell with nazi ideology, it's was like condom to begin with : not able to procreate itself. Now nazi is like a used condom. Disgusting and false in the face of life. Let's return to the ancient ways instead of surrogates---as Hamsun and Evola wished.