Bibles

I ask this, because I know that there are at least 20 people per day that read this silly thing, what book is your bible? What book has influenced you among all others, is your go to for comfort of challenge or inspiration, and why? I ask this, because I quoted mine yesterday, Still Life With Woodpecker by Tom Robbins, in reference to smoking.

Consider telling me yours in comments. In a few days, I'll tell you while Still Life is mine.

Comments

  1. Actually, mine is a children's book: "The Two Princesses of Bamarre" by Gail Carson Levine

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  2. Not sure I had just one, but all that sci-fi I read as a kid was very influential. The Foundation Series, Dune, Stranger in a Strange Land, Neuromancer...those characters and worlds are always in my head. Since sci-fi is basically sociology by another means, that kind of makes sense to me professionally, too.

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  3. Probably either Prometheus Rising by Robert Anton Wilson or Quantum Psychology by Robert Anton Wilson.

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  4. I don't really go to it again and again, but one of the (many) books that changed my way of thinking forever is American Gods by Neil Gaiman.

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  5. As pretentious as it sounds, I reread The Fall by Albert Camus on a
    semi-annual basis. Sometimes I don't even read the whole thing, just pick it up and read whatever section it happen to open to. I damn near have it memorzed but still take pleasure I reading the words on page. Unlike many people I don't see it as a condemnation of people, but more a cautionary tale. And I know of no better guide to being a good and decent human being than this short book.

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  6. Definitely "When Things Fall Apart," by Pema Chödrön

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  7. There is no one book that I would consider my bible. Anyway the bible is a compendium of many contradictory books. As for me, some of my early influences have been Camus, who I will read anything by, and Henry Miller who I still read avidly.

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