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    Re: What is the most influential book you've read?

    The Alchemist,Life Of Pi,The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind and Think And Grow Rich....
     
         

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    Re: What is the most influential book you've read?

    Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse, The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud, Thus Spoke Zarathustra and The Antichrist by Friedrich Nietzsche, The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1984 and Animal Farm by George Orwell, The Complete Stories of Franz Kafka ( short story compilation ), Edgar Allan Poe's short stories and poetry.
     
         

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    Re: What is the most influential book you've read?

    Quote Originally Posted by minato23 View Post
    I actually own that book. Samuel L Jackson narrates it on youtube.

    I would probably say Animal Farm, Lord of the Flies, and Brave New World
     
         

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    Re: What is the most influential book you've read?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scary Yamato View Post
    I would probably say Animal Farm, Lord of the Flies, and Brave New World
    Nice picks! I wonder why not 1984, but I'm sure you have a your reasons
     
         

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    Re: What is the most influential book you've read?

    For me this one:



    Funny thing is, I gave this book to my cousin as a birthday present.
    Remained on the bookshelf for months,
    One day, I have nothing to read, I picked up this one.
    And became my answer to your thread.
     
         

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    Re: What is the most influential book you've read?

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    For me this one:



    Funny thing is, I gave this book to my cousin as a birthday present.
    Remained on the bookshelf for months,
    One day, I have nothing to read, I picked up this one.
    And became my answer to your thread.
    damn!!!! this book become mainstream >.<
     
         

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    Re: What is the most influential book you've read?

    The Prince of Thorns & its sequel 'The King of Thorns'.
    Lawrence's language pulled me in.
     
         

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    Re: What is the most influential book you've read?

    Quote Originally Posted by Janin View Post
    For me this one:



    Funny thing is, I gave this book to my cousin as a birthday present.
    Remained on the bookshelf for months,
    One day, I have nothing to read, I picked up this one.
    And became my answer to your thread.
    Same here lol. ;p

    2nd most influential is 'The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown'
     
         

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    Re: What is the most influential book you've read?

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    Same here lol. ;p

    2nd most influential is 'The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown'
    You know, I thought of you when I saw her post that...this makes me laugh every time
     
         

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    Re: What is the most influential book you've read?

    The Brothers Karamazov
     
         

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    Re: What is the most influential book you've read?

    The Alchemist is one of the best books I have ever read .A really inspirational story of a young boy who travels the world for sake of treasure and adventure.
     
         

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    Re: What is the most influential book you've read?

    Animal Farm without a doubt. For a book about animals this book is very deep.
     
         

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    Re: What is the most influential book you've read?

    A boo it should be "To Kill a man's pride"
     
         

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    Re: What is the most influential book you've read?


    I read the oldest, most printed and sold book of all time when I was a teenager.

     
         

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    Re: What is the most influential book you've read?

    Camus-The Pest
     
         

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    Re: What is the most influential book you've read?

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    The Prince of Thorns & its sequel 'The King of Thorns'.
    Lawrence's language pulled me in.
    awesome series..damn the protagonist so badass...
     
         

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    Re: What is the most influential book you've read?

    Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, and Anthem by Ayn Rand.
     
         

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    Island of the blue dolphins
     
         

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    Re: What is the most influential book you've read?

    Slaughterhouse five by Kurt Vonnegut. It's a strange book but amazing.
     
         

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    Re: What is the most influential book you've read?

    DIGITAL FORTRESS by Dan brown its an intriguing book
     
         

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    Re: What is the most influential book you've read?

    Friedrich Nietzsche's "Thus spoke Zarathustra", especially the following lines:

    "The strong spirit demands to carry much, but finds that what it is given to carry is not enough, it demands only the most difficult. This spirit piles on whatever it can, becoming a Camel. This camel bears the weight of his task, but eventually finds his work meaningless and illusory, he finds himself, in a spiritual desert.

    This Camel no longer finds meaning in the values subscribed to him; he is a spirit too strong to take on this task, he no longer wishes to bear the weight of values that do not come from his own. The Camel becomes a Lion, the spirit that fights against these false values in order to find his own place, his own freedom. The Lion is the no-saying spirit, but his role is not only to deny, but to make room for new yeas.

    This Lion becomes a Child. What is this child? He is a new beginning. This requires first a forgetting of the old, and then, the start of a new game. He is the beginning of a new wheel, his piece the center of a motion that picks up new pieces along its path, creating a new world along its way."

    Indeed, Nietzsche was more of a mystic than a philosopher. I value the spirit of the lion highly.
     
         

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    Re: What is the most influential book you've read?

    Paradise Lost!

    Satan thought me a lot

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    Where Joy for ever dwells: Hail horrours, hail
    Infernal world, and thou profoundest Hell
    Receive thy new Possessor: One who brings
    A mind not to be chang'd by Place or Time.
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    Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n.
    What matter where, if I be still the same,
    And what I should be, all but less then he
    Whom Thunder hath made greater? Here at least
    We shall be free; th' Almighty hath not built
    Here for his envy, will not drive us hence:
    Here we may reign secure, and in my choyce
    To reign is worth ambition though in Hell:
    Better to reign in Hell, then serve in Heav'n.
     
         

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    Re: What is the most influential book you've read?

    I think Harry Potter a little bit...but when I was younger, Jip en Janneke I think. Books don't influence my life that much I gues
     
         

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    Re: What is the most influential book you've read?

    We for me (1984 was inspired from it I think). 1984 and animal farm as well, amazing books and its unbelievable how telling their message is today
     
         

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    Re: What is the most influential book you've read?

    Oliver Twist, 1984, Animal farm, Harry Potter series, Perks of being a wallflower
     
         

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