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Book Reccomendation: The Alienist

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  1. pewep

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    Hey guys,

    I just ordered 2 copies of this book to give to my teachers because it is FLAT OUT the most AWESOME book I have read in 10+ years. The guy who wrote it is a fucking genius. No fluff, no bullshit, it is plain awesome. I first read it when I was in prison and I was hooked, unfortunately I didn't get a chance to finish it back then. It's one of those books that grabs you and sucks you into another world - 120 years ago. If you are a pleasure/casual reader, this will light you up.

    It's about the NY police department's first profiling and discovery of serial killers. The guy did a ton of research to show how the practice of fingerprinting, etc... came into place. It takes you into the mind of monster hunters. It's VERY dark, but trust me, it's amazing.
     
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    What did you do?
     
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    I grew magic mushrooms lol. Fortunately my lawyers were beasts and the judge was an angel. Otherwise I'd be doing 20-40 years right now.
     
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    I usually read Non Fiction, as I don't have much time for pleasure reading these days, but that looks like the type of book I would enjoy, so thanks Pewep, I will take the recommendation.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Alienist
     
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    Alright but man I'll warn you, some of the shit you read in there - that really was a common practice - will disturb you; seriously. Jesus...
     
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    Looks like there is a sequel too :
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Angel_of_Darkness
     
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    Your story is similar to the one of BreaknBrix.
     
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    We are twin souls - sange and yasha. yin and yang. <3 I cannot penetrate his mind, even if I tried.
     
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    You're lucky, its filthy in there.
     
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    And you think I'm not?
     
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    Pewep, you clickbaited me!

    I saw 'alienist' and thought... well, you can guess what I thought :)

    My brother reads his books and always recommends them - next time I go up to see him I'll borrow a couple.
     
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    I KNEW I'd get you :). Good. By the way, I'm always looking for new good books to read so holla at me.
     
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    I mostly read non-fiction and don't think my tastes would appeal to you.

    The last 3 books I read were all re-reads of books I own:

    Twilight in the Desert - a history of oil production in Saudi Arabia and an insight into the politics and misinformation of the Middle East oil industry. He predicted an impending oil crisis. It's 10 years old, but pertinent again in light of the current oil price war.

    The Gulag Archipelago - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

    And an anthology of Dylan Thomas' poems - because I recently watched a new movie about him.

    But here's some recommendations I think you'd enjoy:

    Any of Carlos Castaneda's books - I think they're right up your street. And I'm not being sarcastic, I know you'd like them.
    Tao Te Ching
    Supernature by Lyall Watson - it's an old book (70s) but you might like it.
     
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    Definitely read the Tao Te Ching - under a different name but it is a very deep world. Mate, in case you didn't notice, my tastes and interests vary across many fields. I love non-fiction books as much as fantasy, etc... If you really think a piece of literature is solid and worth reading, I will give it a fair shot. That is my word.