The mindblowing books that stay with you long after reading

Discussion in 'Art & Culture' started by Plazma Inferno!, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

    I'd like to hear about books that left you mindblown, speechless, in tears, in awe, shock,...
    Any book that creeps under your skin and stays there, changing the way you see things (and the future reads).

    I've read a lot of good books lately (last couple of years), and I'm pretty much without an inspiration what to read next. So, this topic would be also a great way to get some good recommendations from you.

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    I'll start with couple of mindblowing titles:

    Blood Meridian and The Road by Cormac McCarthy
    The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
    House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
    Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
    Blue Lard by Vladimir Sorokin
    Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut
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  3. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

    "The House at Pooh Corner" by A. A. Milne. Yes, it's a childrens' book, but since I had never been introduced to it in childhood, I read it (and the first book, "Winnie the Pooh") when I was about 32. The last line in the last chapter haunts me forever, in a good way:

    "Somewhere in the forest, a little boy and his bear will always be playing."

    I have always lived my life that way.
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  5. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

    "The Active Side of Infinity" by Carlos Castaneda
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