Grateful Dead

92 replies [Last post]
izzie's picture
Offline
Joined: May 26 2007

Read anything other than Grateful Dead books lately? Discuss!

Comments

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
marye's picture
Offline
Joined: May 26 2007
Signpost

Indispensable. You've got a treat in store, dated '70s stuff and all.

Velveteen's picture
Offline
Joined: Jan 20 2015
Garcia: Signpost to New Space

Hi,

I am currently reading this book. Anyone familiar?

It's a 1971 interview with Jerry. Excellent first person account of so many great things about the band, the scene, the vision. It's really answered so many long lasting questions and interestes I have had.

Highly recommended.

I would be very much interested in discussing the book with anyone out there????

Thanks

vickersey's picture
Offline
Joined: Jan 19 2015
Burroughs, Kesey, Scully

Naked Lunch, Junky- Burroughs
Living with the Dead- Scully
Salior Song- Kesey

topher33's picture
Offline
Joined: Oct 7 2013
currently reading/favorites

Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Friedrich Nietzsche)
Tao Te Ching
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
1984-George Orwell
The Giver + the new Giver quintet books (awesome)

1984 is one of my favorite books of all time. Orwell's work is really the blueprint for all the dystopian books (Hunger Games) popular today.
The Giver and 1984 together make for powerful and uncanny insights regarding the socialist societies of today and tomorrow.
:)

inthenameofartbell's picture
Offline
Joined: Dec 23 2009
ooh goody

Ectasy Club by Douglass Rushkoff as a recreational read..
The Hero With A Thousand Faces by William Campbell as an academic read..

Definitely a lot of repeats from other posters, The Foundation, Starship Troopers, has anyone
recommended The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy? All Douglas Adams, Kurt Vonnegut and Tom Robbins..

ah yes .. and ..
William S. Borroughs, Word Virus
... annd ... Don Miguel Ruiz, Chuang Tzu and Carlos Castenada

and I hadn't even heard of it until just this second but I am lookin for a copy now,
Everything We Know is Wrong, John Perry Barlow

...the sum of all probabilities is equal to one...

docks of the city's picture
Offline
Joined: Jun 19 2007
"Shakey"

Neil Young's Biography by Jimmy McDonough......almost done.....all i got to say is "wow".
.

onthebus91's picture
Offline
Joined: Nov 24 2009
Some favorite authors are...

In no particular order...

Jasper Fforde
Christopher Moore
Kurt Vonnegut
Robert Heinlein

Next on my bedside table...

Patriots by James Wesley, Rawles

Share your Grateful Dead Tattoo or just poke around
http://gratefuldeadtattoos.blogspot.com/

http://onthebus91.blogspot.com/

http://chinacatbooks.blogspot.com/

onthebus91's picture
Offline
Joined: Nov 24 2009
So It does exist

So I threatened to start this thread in another post, but it does exist, so...

Currently reading an advance copy of a book due out in February. It's called The Bricklayer. Ok, decent action thriller book. No Nobel prize winner or anything, but as the hero is a bricklayer in Chicago named Steve, and my brother is a bricklayer in Chicago named Steve, I thought I should give it a look and send it to him when I'm done.

Share your Grateful Dead Tattoo or just poke around
http://gratefuldeadtattoos.blogspot.com/

http://onthebus91.blogspot.com/

http://chinacatbooks.blogspot.com/

Offline
Joined: Jun 10 2007
joyce

i've read ulysses several times. if you want to be academic, i advise you to get a good guide book to help you. you can do that, or just trust yourself that it all makes sense in that weird joycean stream of consciousness way...

then, of course, it you watch rodney dangerfield in back to school you can hear part of the last chapter in the breathy tones that so stirred him! gotta love that part (and the triple lindy... )

good luck!
caroline

zxtttxz's picture
Offline
Joined: May 1 2009
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

I just started re-reading this today. I'm thinking I'm going to try to read Ulysses, and I figure before I start that, I'll ease into a Joycean state of mind by starting with Portrait of the Artist. Anybody out there actually read (and finished) Ulysses? Am I setting too high a goal?

Comments

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Other Mighty Fine Literature....