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    I'd have to say "The lord of the rings". But judging from the number of times I'v read them I'd also have to mention Tarjei Vesaas books "Isslottet" (The Ice-castle) and "Båten om kvelden" (The boat in the evening). So many books, its almost impossible to choose just a few eyes:

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    There was a similar thread on BuB, so I'll just copy my reply to that thread here:

    This will sound very silly, but Iron John by Robert Bly probably qualifies as such a book. Another book that has had a quite profound impact on my life was The Noonday Demon by Andrew Solomon.

    Some fictional works: LotR of course, but also City of Glass and Moon Palace by Paul Auster have been important to me at some point in my life (controversial, I know, given the author's heritage). And let's not forget Orwell's 1984. Lovecraft was a short story author so I can't name any single book by him, but he is definitely among my favourite authors too.

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    Copy & paste from Blut und Boden Forum:

    As a kid:
    Treasure Island -
    Robert Louis Stevenson (captivating adventure)
    Lord Of The Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien (impressively coherent fantasy world)
    Nibelungenlied -
    unknown author (German national epos)

    Later:
    Also Sprach Zarathustra -
    Friedrich Nietzsche (inspiring philosophical masterpiece)
    Mein Kampf - Adolf Hitler (eye-opener)
    Ein Kampf Um Rom - Felix Dahn (impressive historical novel)
    In Stahlgewittern - Ernst Jünger (cruel but fascinating WW1 diary)
    Der Wehrwolf - Hermann Löns (classical Blut und Boden literature)

    ...and probably many more which I forgot...
    Tolerance is a proof of distrust in one's own ideals. Friedrich Nietzsche


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldritch
    There was a similar thread on BuB, so I'll just copy my reply to that thread here:
    As I said: It was inspired by Folkish (see link at the end of my post). I thought it's a very good thread, so I started it here, too.
    Lík börn leika best.

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    Your favourite books?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyklop
    Also Sprach Zarathustra - Friedrich Nietzsche (inspiring philosophical masterpiece)
    I'm reading that book at the moment and it's a great read.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyklop
    Also Sprach Zarathustra - Friedrich Nietzsche (inspiring philosophical masterpiece)
    I'm reading that book at the moment and it's a great read.
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    Your favourite books?

    The first half of Robert Jordans wheel of time series is a favorite, good escape from reality.
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    Your favourite books?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rehnskiöld
    The first half of Robert Jordans wheel of time series is a favorite, good escape from reality.
    :O So THAT explains the rep! I was wondering what you meant
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    Your favourite books?

    So THAT explains the rep! I was wondering what you meant
    Thats right...are you looking forward to the next to be released? should come out in october I think...
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    Your favourite books?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rehnskiöld
    Thats right...are you looking forward to the next to be released? should come out in october I think...
    Like I said, I'm reading Lord of Chaos now, and am in no particular hurry. I usually only buy a new book in the series once I've finished the previous one, so it will be some time before I buy the newest ones. I enjoy the WoT-series, so I don't want to hurry through it, but rather take my time and enjoy the journey towards Tarmon Gai'don
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    Your favourite books?

    Thus Spake Zarathustra by F.W. Nietzsche is an absolute favourite of mine, having a fascinating view on world and vivid expression.

    LotR (and The Hobbit) has an incredible world directly from the unknown depths of imagination, a world mirroring the magic that has drowned under heaps of excess plastic in these empty times...

    ... Of which 'American Psycho' by Brett Easton Ellis tells us so well, leaving not a single festering wound unbared to our eyes, projecting a desolate sight into our minds, a view of the desert on which winds roam eternally. When one sees with a bare eye, all veils cast aside, all that can be seen are the movements of winds.

    Currently I'm reading Pentti Linkola's "Could Life WIn - And On What Conditions?", in which he for example highlights some points about the relationship between Finnish forest industry and the forests themselves, and the relationship between humans at large and our ecosystems.
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