on 08:26PM at Jun 10th, 2009
The last two things I've read are as different as can be (though perhaps on closer analysis they do overlap)
The first was Steppenwolf by Hesse. Nothing in recent memory has been such a powerful read. It was inspiring and possibly even life-validating. The writing was absolutely beautiful and Hesse managed to create such a sense of magic erupt out of reality. It was imaginative and spiritual. If anyone knows of a good follow-up read I would greatly appreciate because frankly this book knocked me off my feet.
The second reading wasn't in a book at all. Lately, given that it is summer and I am a student I have been in a dire need for thoughtful conversations. With most of my friends split up around the world doing their own thing I haven't been challenged intellectually. I found this website, www.pandalous.com that has been wonderful to read. It is hard to explain but it is kind of a medley of a blog, facebook, and wikipedia. There are a bunch of different topics that overlap in interesting ways and a very thoughtful community that is both supportive and interesting. There is a book section which I have found very good for reading discussion and book suggestions.
If anyone knows of more websites like this one and pandalous.com or of books like Steppenwolf I would be very grateful. Thanks a lot
on 01:30PM at Jun 13th, 2009
I'll be sure to add Steppenwolf to my summer reading list. I read another book by Herman Hesse a while back called Demian and remember it being brilliant and profound. If you enjoy Hesse's writing, you should definitely try that.
on 08:35PM at Aug 26th, 2010
As a long time WOLF fan im on a mission to get Nasa to play Magic Carpet Ride on one of the two final mission. Nasa is letting the people choice the final two songs to ever be played on the shuttle. So far I have brought Magic Carpet Ride from number 20 to number 4, bye stuffing the ballot box but I need help. Rush's countdown is at 1 right now Rush fans are stuffing the Ballot box we can not let that happen! https://songcontest.nasa.gov/top40.aspx
on 02:19PM at Feb 16th, 2011
Thank you for the recommendations you have here, I think I'd scout the shelves for Hesse :)
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