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Narcissus and Goldmund
4.16
Can I just say that I absolutely love Hermann Hesse. For me his words speak directly to my soul. I have never exclusively followed an author except He ...more
Jul 06, 2009
Aug 23, 2008
 
Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
4.06
Incredible read. Everyone knows the benefits of exercise on the muscles and heart but now studies have discovered what it does to the brain, which is ...more
Oct 07, 2010
Oct 01, 2010
 
To Have or to Be? The Nature of the Psyche
4.18
Absolutely brilliant book. It takes a lot for a book to move me, or present a new idea that totally affects my perceptions of reality. This book got r ...more
Oct 15, 2012
Nov 05, 2009
 
Freedom from the Known
4.36
What can I say??? ....... Must read for yourself.
Aug 05, 2010
Jul 31, 2010
 
Frankenstein
3.71
An allegory for the monsters which man creates both internally and externally. How our blind zeal can lead us down deceptive paths to either our own d ...more
Aug 16, 2009
Aug 03, 2009
 
Fahrenheit 451
3.95
There is more than one way to burn a book. The most subtle form being the watering down of a text to make it more "suitable" for specific audiences. C ...more
Jun 09, 2010
May 22, 2008
 
Candide
3.75
This book was able to reach me on a very personal level. I realized that I am Candide, and have shared the same extreme optimistic outlook on life, wh ...more
Mar 14, 2010
Mar 08, 2010
 
The Art of Being
4.13
I stumbled upon this book on accident. I had never heard of Erich Fromm before. At times I feel like fate is playing games with me when I find somethi ...more
Nov 08, 2009
Oct 19, 2009
 
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
4.28
**spoiler alert** This book comes across as a quasi-philosophical treatise on what it means to be human. Instead of looking to pure reasoning or some ...more
Apr 15, 2010
Mar 16, 2010
 
The Grand Inquisitor
4.33
I refuse to shy away from any book regardless of its theme. I know that many may feel uncomfortable reading any book that is of a religious nature or ...more
Oct 20, 2009
Sep 02, 2009
 
The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science
4.21
Astonishing book. I had a vague notion already of the brain's adaptive abilities but never to this extent. Essentially the core of this book is about ...more
May 20, 2010
May 09, 2009
 
The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture
4.36
Social Critic extraordinaire. This book helped me understand how the role of agriculture permeates through almost every aspect of our lives. I had no ...more
Nov 17, 2009
Jun 09, 2008
 
Myths to Live By
4.26
Recently it dawned on me where my religious experience with organized religion went wrong. The paradigm I was operating under focused on taking everyt ...more
Dec 19, 2011
Aug 28, 2008
 
The Art of Loving
3.99
I would love to have been one Erich Fromm's close friends because we would have gotten along smashingly. Luckily for me he chose to be an author so I ...more
Dec 06, 2012
Oct 19, 2009
 
The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety
4.26
Some of my favorite quotes:

"Civilization is ready to fly apart by sheer centrifugal force. In such a predicament the self-conscious type of religion t
...more
Nov 11, 2011
Aug 27, 2008
 
The Mortal Immortal: The Complete Supernatural Short Fiction of Mary Shelley
3.83
I am impressed by Mary Shelley's prose and feel an urge to read more of her works.

This one is about how immortality may be a curse rather than a bles
...more
Aug 17, 2009
Aug 16, 2009
 
Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals
3.71
Robert Pirsig tries to tackle the difficult task of re-working a new morality based on his idea of the Metaphysics of Quality. I found this book much ...more
Oct 2007
May 05, 2008
 
Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work
3.72
A compelling challenge to the cultural attitudes we have developed towards manual labor. One of the biggest unseen disadvantages to our current inform ...more
Jul 27, 2010
Jul 21, 2010
 
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
4.16
I am not even sure how to explain how much this book has affected my thinking on a topic I admittedly know little about. Perhaps that is why it had su ...more
Feb 11, 2009
Feb 01, 2009
 
Walden & Civil Disobedience
3.97
One of the best books I've read. I love both Walden for its honest exploration into Man's condition. I love Civil Disobedience for being revolutionary ...more
Jan 2005
May 06, 2008
 
The Iliad
3.79
Phenomenal book. The exaggerations and everything were all appreciated. Interesting character development, leaves you not really attached to any of th ...more
not set
May 06, 2008
 
V for Vendetta
4.24
Love this book. I am a big fan. Alan Moore is a Genius. I enjoyed all the subtleties and sub-themes. Overall, I believe this should be a classic.
Apr 2008
May 05, 2008
 
The Moral Sense
3.81
Most intriguing argument made by this author is how all the social institutions were created to essentially control the destructive nature of male agg ...more
Apr 26, 2011
Feb 27, 2011
 
Man's Search for Meaning
4.32
Profound book, and incredibly moving. I would recommend this book to anyone.
Apr 2007
May 05, 2008
 
The Denial of Death
4.21
Fear of death and life as prime motivators in human psychology.
Dec 08, 2009
Oct 19, 2009
 
The Ego Tunnel: The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self
4.04
None
May 31, 2010
Jan 31, 2010
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