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The House of the Dead
by Fyodor Dostoevsky (Apr 21, 2004)
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Accused of political subversion as a young man, Fyodor Dostoyevsky was sentenced to four years of hard labor at a Siberian prison camp a horrifying experience from which he developed this astounding semi-autobiographical memoir of a man condemned to ten years of servitude for murdering his wife.As with a number of the author's other works, this pr...
The Book of Disquiet
by Fernando Pessoa (Dec 30, 2002)
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Fernando Pessoa was many writers in one. He attributed his prolific writings to a wide range of alternate selves, each of which had a distinct biography, ideology. and horoscope. When he died in 1935, Pessoa left behind a trunk filled with unfinished and unpublished writings, among which were the remarkable pages that make up his posthumous masterp...
PewDiePie
Feb 20, 2019
Amazing. Loved it.     source
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Either/Or
A Fragment of Life (Penguin Classics)
by Soren Kierkegaard (Nov 30, 1992)
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'What if everything in the world were a misunderstanding, what if laughter were really tears?' Either/Or is the earliest of the major works of Søren Kierkegaard, one of the most startlingly original thinkers and writers of the nineteenth century, and the first which he wrote under a pseudonym, as he would for his greatest philosophical writings. Ad...
The Woman in the Dunes
by Kobo Abe (Apr 15, 1991)
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The Woman in the Dunes, by celebrated writer and thinker Kobo Abe, combines the essence of myth, suspense and the existential novel. After missing the last bus home following a day trip to the seashore, an amateur entomologist is offered lodging for the night at the bottom of a vast sand pit. But when he attempts to leave the next morning, he quick...
PewDiePie
Feb 20, 2019
Amazing! A really nice book.      source
Lolita
by Vladimir Nabokov (Mar 12, 1989)
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Awe and exhilaration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postw...
PewDiePie
Feb 20, 2019
Loved it.     source
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The Count of Monte Cristo
by Alexandre Dumas (Dec 31, 1984)
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Abridged by Lowell Blair.Set against the turbulent years of the Napoleonic  era, Alexandre Dumas's thrilling adventure story  is one of the most widely read romantic novels of  all time. In it the dashing young hero, Edmond  Dantès, is betrayed by his enemies and thrown  into a secret dungeon in the Chateau d'If -- doomed  to spend his life in a da...
PewDiePie
Feb 20, 2019
Woah! For some reason I thought I would see through myself, that's the level of brainlet I am. Incredible.     source
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Don Quixote
by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra (Feb 24, 2003)
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Don Quixote has become so entranced by reading chivalric romances that he determines to become a knight-errant himself. In the company of his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, his exploits blossom in all sorts of wonderful ways. While Quixote's fancy often leads him astrayhe tilts at windmills, imagining them to be giantsSancho acquires cunning and a ...
PewDiePie
Nov 18, 2018
I am so glad I read it. It's my favorite piece of classical literature that I've ever read.     source
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The Master and Margarita
by Mikhail Bulgakov (Mar 18, 1996)
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The first complete, annotated English Translation of Mikhail Bulgakov's comic masterpiece.An audacious revision of the stories of Faust and Pontius Pilate, The Master and Margarita is recognized as one of the essential classics of modern Russian literature. The novel's vision of Soviet life in the 1930s is so ferociously accurate that it could not ...
PewDiePie
Nov 18, 2018
I really, really loved it. 5 out of 5.     source
Sapiens
A Brief History of Humankind
by Yuval Noah Harari (May 14, 2018)
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100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be ens...
The Inferno
by August Strindberg (Jul 04, 2016)
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An American critic says "Strindberg is the greatest subjectivist of all time." Certainly neither Augustine, Rousseau, nor Tolstoy have laid bare their souls to the finest fibre with more ruthless sincerity than the great Swedish realist. He fulfilled to the letter the saying of Robertson of Brighton, "Woman and God are two rocks on which a man must...
In the Buddha's Words
An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon (The Teachings of the Buddha)
by Bhikkhu Bodhi (Jul 27, 2005)
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The works of the Buddha can feel vast, and it is sometimes difficult for even longtime students to know where to look, especially since the Buddha never explicitly defined the framework behind his teachings. Designed to provide just such a framework, In the Buddha's Words is an anthology of the Buddha's works that has been specifically compiled by ...
PewDiePie
Jun 26, 2018
The book is amazing.     source
Spring Snow
The Sea of Fertility, 1
by Yukio Mishima (Apr 13, 1990)
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Yukio Mishimas Spring Snow is the first novel in his masterful tetralogy, The Sea of Fertility. Here we meet Shigekuni Honda, who narrates this epic tale of what he believes are the successive reincarnations of his friend, Kiyoaki Matsugae.  It is 1912 in Tokyo, and the hermetic world of the ancient aristocracy is being breached for the first time ...
PewDiePie
Jun 26, 2018
I really enjoyed it. Very nice.     source
Runaway Horses
The Sea of Fertility, 2
by Yukio Mishima (Apr 13, 1990)
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Yukio Mishimas Runaway Horses is the second novel in his masterful tetralogy, The Sea of Fertility. Again we encounter Shigekuni Honda, who narrates this epic tale of what he believes are the successive reincarnations of his childhood friend Kiyoaki Matsugae.  In 1932, Shigeuki Honda has become a judge in Osaka.  Convinced that a young rightist rev...
PewDiePie
Jun 26, 2018
I will give this book 5 out of 5. 10 out of 10. 100 out of 100.     source
No longer Human
by Osamu Dazai (Aug 30, 2019)
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Mine has been a life of much shame. I can't even guess myself what it must be to live the life of a human being.Portraying himself as a failure, the protagonist of Osamu Dazai's No Longer Human narrates a seemingly normal life even while he feels himself incapable of understanding human beings. Oba Yozo's attempts to reconcile himself to the world ...
PewDiePie
May 22, 2018
I absolutely loved reading this book. Dazai clearly is a phenomenal writer and this is everything I would want from a novel.     source
Stoner
by John Williams (Jun 19, 2006)
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William Stoner is born at the end of the nineteenth century into a dirt-poor Missouri farming family. Sent to the state university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces a scholars life, so different from the hardscrabble existence he has known. And yet as the years pass, Stoner encounters a succession of d...
PewDiePie
May 22, 2018
It's actually a really great book and I really enjoyed reading it.     source
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Crime and Punishment
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Aug 21, 2001)
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Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, wanders through the slums of St Petersburg and commits a random murder without remorse or regret. He imagines himself to be a great man, a Napoleon: acting for a higher purpose beyond conventional moral law. But as he embarks on a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a suspicious police investi...
PewDiePie
May 22, 2018
I really enjoyed it.     source
The Dice Man
by Luke Rhinehart (Apr 30, 1998)
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The cult classic that can still change your life! Let the dice decide! This is the philosophy that changes the life of bored psychiatrist Luke Rhinehart -- and in some ways changes the world as well. Because once you hand over your life to the dice, anything can happen. Entertaining, humorous, scary, shocking, subversive, The Dice Man is one of the...
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Sun and Steel
by Yukio Mishima (Dec 31, 1969)
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In this fascinating document, one of Japan's best known-and controversial-writers created what might be termed a new literary form. It is new because it combines elements of many existing types of writing, yet in the end fits into none of them.At one level, it may be read as an account of how a puny, bookish boy discovered the importance of his own...
The Book of Five Rings
by Miyamoto Musashi (May 14, 2012)
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When the undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi retreated to a cave in 1643 and wrote The Book of Five Rings, a manifesto on swordsmanship, strategy, and winning for his students and generations of samurai to come, he created one of the most perceptive and incisive texts on strategic thinking ever to come from Asia. Musashi gives timeless advice on de...
PewDiePie
Apr 03, 2018
This is like the coolest book ever.     source
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The Metamorphosis
by Franz Kafka (Sep 11, 2009)
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"The Metamorphosis" (original German title: "Die Verwandlung") is a short novel by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It is often cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is widely studied in colleges and universities across the western world. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find hi...
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Bushido
The Soul of Japan
by Inazo Nitobe (Apr 18, 2009)
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An Unabridged, Digitally Enlarged Printing To Include Modernized Typeface: Bushido As An Ethical System - Sources Of Bushido - Rectitude Or Justice - Courage, The Spirit Of Daring And Bearing - Benevolence, The Feeling Of Distress - Politeness - Veracity Or Truthfulness - Honor - The Duty Of Loyalty - Education And Training Of A Samurai - Self-Cont...
PewDiePie
Apr 03, 2018
I think this is a great book if you wanna learn about self-control.     source
Man's Search for Meaning
by Viktor E. Frankl (May 31, 2006)
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Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Based on his own experience and the stories of his patients, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with re...
PewDiePie
Apr 03, 2018
I think this book is incredibly important.     source
Flowers for Algernon
by Daniel Keyes (Jun 13, 2004)
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Charlie Gordon is about to embark upon an unprecedented journey. Born with an unusually low IQ, he has been chosen as the perfect subject for an experimental surgery that researchers hope will increase his intelligence--a procedure that has already been highly successful when tested on a lab mouse named Algernon.As the treatment takes effect, Charl...
PewDiePie
Apr 03, 2018
It was really fun to read from start to finish however and I really, really enjoyed it.     source
Moby Dick
by Herman Melville (Dec 04, 1999)
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Widely considered one of the great American novels, Herman Melville’s masterpiece went largely unread during his lifetime and was out of print at the time of his death in 1891. Called the greatest book about the sea ever written by D.H. Lawrence, Moby Dick features detailed descriptions of whale hunting and whale oil extraction as well as beautiful...
PewDiePie
Apr 03, 2018
It's obviously a book filled with symbolism.     source
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The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
by Yukio Mishima (Oct 03, 1994)
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Because of the boyhood trauma of seeing his mother make love to another man in the presence of his dying father, Mizoguchi becomes a hopeless stutterer. Taunted by his schoolmates, he feels utterly alone until he becomes an acolyte at a famous temple in Kyoto. He quickly becomes obsessed with the beauty of the temple. Even when tempted by a friend ...
PewDiePie
Apr 03, 2018
Loved it.     source
The Sound of Waves
by Yukio Mishima (Oct 03, 1994)
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The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea
by Yukio Mishima (May 30, 1994)
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The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea tells the tale of a band of savage thirteen-year-old boys who reject the adult world as illusory, hypocritical and sentimental, and train themselves in a brutal callousness they call "objectivity." When the mother of one of them begins an affair with a ship's officer, he and his friends idealize the man a...
PewDiePie
Apr 03, 2018
I was entranced by it. I felt so lost reading this book in the best possible way. And I absolutely loved it.     source