WHats a book/series that changed your life or view on the world /r9k/?
>Frank Herberts Dune series blew my mind and changed how i looked at society and the human race. Especially the difference of action between Paul Muad'dib and The God emperor
>Dan Simmons Hyperion, the books were fucking fantasticv, and still are, diddnt change my world view but man these books are good
>THe wizards first rule-Terry Goodkind, taught me that all people are stupid and with the right tools can be influenced to believe anything that you want. but also people can be broken from acting like sheep and have the ability to think for themselves.
whats yours /r9k/?
Pic related convinced me to never ever get married or have kids. Stoner by John Williams was just reinforcement.
The Once and Future King by T.H. White
I wouldn't say it changed my worldview, since the author was illustrating ideas that I already believed, but he articulated them better than I ever could.
Also Hyperion is a great book.
>Sophie's world by Jostein Gaarder.
>Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
>The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich Hayek
>Parerga and Paralipomena by Arthur Schopenhauer
Pretty much all the books that made me into what i'm now: A depressive libertarian who likes philosophy and is majoring in economics.
Not that guy but Dan Simmons is one of my favourite authors and Hyperion is one of my favourite books however the Fall of Hyperion while it's good to have a continuation and is full of some interesting concepts I'd place it a couple of tiers below Hyperion.
So if you thought Hyperion was great you might find the fall ok, but if you thought Hyperion was ok you might not enjoy the fall
The man who mistook his wife for a hat and other case studies - by Oliver Sacks
That book ruined me, it's made me so paranoid about my brain and neurological damage. Just the idea that your brain can see and interpret something one way and yet everyone else sees it differently. The titular case study is where he's sat with a couple discussing the mans head injury and at the end of the meeting when they get up to leave the man starts pulling at his wifes head. And she's fine with it, like she's accepted that he does this. Because of his injury when he looks at his wife he literally see his hat
>tfw read only hyperion and it was 10 years ago
>tfw op reminded me that mistake
>tfw downloading right now
>tfw will leave this thread so you fags can't spoil it
totally what first came to mind
i haven't read it, but i hear good things of it, may do that soon
>the wizards first rule
havent heard of it, will check out if it's worth reading..
the silmarillion is definitely another book that came to mind.
in general i like most of what tolkien wrote (even those books that were edited by his son etc)
i was just thinking this would probably also be in my top 5...
not for the same reasons (although awkwardly enough the girl that recommended it to me was my crush and she said i would probably relate with the protagonist..)
i've been reading the glass bead game and it was pretty cool.
the little prince always makes me feel, and it's fairly short.
alice's adventures in wonderland is quite fun to read (also fairly short).
I, Robot is awesome.
Also, the foundation (at least the one i've read was good)
and fuck you but i also liked Ender's Game and Ender's shadow.