Favorite Books

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  1. yesod

    yesod Formula Junior

    Nov 2, 2003
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    We did movies and music, so what about books. Here is my list.

    Lord of the Rings
    Darktower series by Stephen King
    Anything by Clive Barker
    Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawking
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  3. beast

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    May 31, 2003
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    Rob Guess
    Anything having to do with internal combustion engines or race cars. Last few titles i have read

    Design + simulation of 4 stroke engines
    allied Aircraft piston engines of WW II
    The internal combustion engine in theory + practice volume 1+2
    Formula 1 technology

    And currently on order

    Ferrari Formula 1 : under the skin of the F1-2000
  4. Sin

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    Nov 28, 2003
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    Thiaoouba Prophecy by Michel Desmarquet

    Anyone else read it? Changed my life ... :)
  5. Schatten

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    Apr 3, 2001
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    Racecar Engineering - Paul Van Valkenburgh
    Rainer Maria Rilke - Letters to a Young Poet
    Hermann Hesse - Demian

    Currently reading, and unable to put it down: Cannonball - Brock Yates
  6. ralessi

    ralessi Formula 3

    May 26, 2002
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    The Ender series by Orson Scott Card

    great reading... I think there are 7 books now with 1 more on the way for sure and more in the future (hopefully)... I have read them each at least twice but some I have read 3-4 times
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  8. writerguy

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    HitchHiker's Guide to the Galaxy (5 part trillogy)

    Zen and the art of motorcycle maitaince

    Tom Clancy (lots)

    A Farewell to Arms (Hemmingway)
  9. Catherine

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    May 29, 2003
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    Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand

    The 48 Laws of Power - Robert Greene
  10. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ

    Aug 3, 2002
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    Carbon McCoy
    As far as favorite books go:
    The Isis Papers, The Keys To The Colors, by Dr. Frances Cress Welsing
    Behold A Pale Horse, by William Milton Cooper
    Pretty much any book on Ferrari and his cars...

    As far as books go that i would take with me on an island...
    The first two listed above and pretty much any book on Ferrari and his cars that i've not yet read... i don't want to be on island with books i've already read (save the first two in the top list)...
  11. lesterm

    lesterm Formula Junior

    Nov 3, 2003
    Durham, NC
    Here are a list of my favorite books:
    The Magic Mountain - Thomas Mann
    Buddenbrooks - Thomas Mann
    Demien - Herman Hesse
    Steppenwolf - Herman Hesse
    Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce
    The Brothers Karamazov - Dostoyevsky
    American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis

    Now for the good stuff:
    Aristotle's Ethics and Metaphysics
    The Rebel - Albert Camus
    The Stranger - Albert Camus
    Fear and Trembling - Soren Kiekegaard
    Simulacra and Simulation - Baudrillard
    The Wretched of the Earth - Franz Fanon
    The Will to Power - Nietzsche
    Pretty much anything that deals with 19th- and 20th-Century Continental Philosophy

    Yes, I am a philosophy major and am going to get my PhD in philosophy... :)

    Oh, and I also enjoy The Definitive Guide to Pickup Lines by Tucker Max, even though I'm in a serious relationship and can't use any of the material.
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  13. Evolved

    Evolved F1 Veteran

    Nov 5, 2003
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Sci-fi nut here

    The best recent book I got has been Robotica by Orsen Scot Card. This book has Beautiful Illustrations.

    The Dune books. Herbert is a master and his son is equelly as good.

    Hitchhikers guide- Adams(RIP)

    Any of L. Ron. Hubbards Science Fiction. Mission earth, final blackout, Battlefield earth.

    Ringworld- Niven

    Moo by Jane Something I forget. Good book.

    Infromation Architecture for the world wideweb volume 2 - Lou Rosenfeld

    Most of my computer books are the O'rielly Nutshell series.
  14. West777

    West777 Formula Junior

    Aug 28, 2003
    That is also one of my favorites, Catherine.

    I am a big fan of true crime, especially Mafia related. My #1 choice would have to be Underboss - Peter Maas.
  15. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2003
    Absalom, Absalom!, Faulkner
  16. Mojo

    Mojo Formula 3

    Sep 24, 2002
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    Johnathan livingston seagull
  17. Dave Radu

    Dave Radu Karting

    Nov 20, 2003
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    Dave Radu
    The Art of The Deal by Donald Trump
  18. JOEV

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    Catherine - are you an objectivist or do you just find Rand's writing and philosophy intellectually interesting?
  19. Hubert

    Hubert F1 Rookie

    Jan 3, 2002
    The Left Coast
    women - bukowski
    post office - bukowski
    race car vehicle dynamics - millikan & millikan
    brief history of time - hawking
    surely youre joking mr. feynmann - feynmann
    the stranger - camus
    crime and punishment - dostoyevsky
    the rememberance of things past series - marcel proust
    the pearl - steinbeck
    relativity - einstein
    the things they carried - tim o'brien
    johnny got his gun - dalton trumbo
    view w/ a grain of sand - szymborska
    fear and trembeling - kirkegard
    we - zamiatin
    classics in total synthesis - nicolaou
    siddhartha - hesse
    painted bird - kosinski
    the sound and the fury - faulkner
    querelle - jean genet

    there's more, but i feel self indulgant already. i apologize..

    edit: currently reading: the elegant universe by brian greene - a theroretical symbiosis of quantum and general rel. via string threory to procure the grand unified theory.

    a very drunk hubert
  20. TestShoot

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    Operation Drumbeat
    History of the French Foreign Legion
    Adolf Galland bio
    On The Road
    All of david sedaris' and Jean Shepard's books
    Learned pigs by ricky jay
    Collected works of Victor Hugo
    Impotance of Being Earnest
    Eddie Mercyxk bio
    World of Chas Addams
    Autographed copy of yeagers autobiography
    Speedsters: Today's Air Racers in Action autographed by the rare bear miss america and dago red crews.
    Pimp, Iceberg Slim
    Art of war
    Naked Lunch
    Spartans at the gate of fire
    marine sniper
  21. mr. green

    mr. green Formula Junior

    Oct 31, 2003
    happy holidays
  22. Entelechy

    Entelechy Formula Junior

    May 19, 2001
    Los Angeles
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    Chris Cummings
    Right now I'm just finishing up Jim Thompson's "The Killer Inside Me" - a book Stanley Kubrick called, "The most chilling and believable first-person story of a criminally warped mind I have ever encountered"...and I agree, yikes!

    Some favorites off the top of my head:

    Brave New World (& Revisited)
    Mary Shelly's Frankenstein
    The Razors Edge
    Catcher In the Rye
    Steppenwolf, Beneath the Wheel - Hesse
    Remembrance of Things Past - Proust
    Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man, Ulysses (too intimidated to go near Finnigan's Wake)
    Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead, Anthem
    The Lexus & the Olive Tree - Friedman
    Anything by Doestoevsky
    A Year With Swollen Appendices - Eno
    The writings of H.L. Menken
    The writings of Noam Chomsky
    The writings of great philosophers

    Psychocybernetics (the original)
    The Psychology of Winning
    The Artists Way

    Who's Afraid of Schrodinger's Cat?
    The Holographic Universe
    A New Science of Life

    A Confederacy of Dunces
    Sick Puppy - Hiassen
    The Boat Who Wouldn't Float - Mowat

    I'm sure I'm forgetting dozens, especially in science, physics, and astronomy...
  23. jordan747_400

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    I like anything by Voltaire.
  24. yesod

    yesod Formula Junior

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    I recently had to do a paper on this subject. I think Greene did a good job presenting the material.
  25. TestShoot

    TestShoot F1 World Champ
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    wow, well I read Candide, and was contimplating it's angst ridden message, seems like evryone is out to get eacg other, not one of his best works, I think his commentary is far better than his writings.

    You're and ass

    read aloud as:
    You're and ass Frederick


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