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    Weird Books

    Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
    Choke by Chuck Palahniuk

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    Anything by Robert Heinlein. That guy was a real wacko.

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    Gormenghast trilogy by Mervyn Peake

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gormenghast
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    This seems like a good place for this story...

    I broke up with a girl I was dating. We still lived together, I was just staying in what was our spare bedroom. Things were a little awkward, but it wasn't too bad. I left for work one morning before she did. I got home from work that night, again, before she did, and sitting on my pillow as though someone had left it as a present was a book with a few stories about erotic spanking. Now, it wasn't mine, so I just assumed it was hers. That she had but it on the bookshelf above my bed, but that it had fallen off. When she got home, I asked her about it. She said she had never seen it before. She had no reason to lie, so I believed her. The thing is, it begs the question, where the hell did the book come from? We locked our door, always, and no one else had a key. So how did an erotic spanking book end up on my pillow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    This seems like a good place for this story...

    I broke up with a girl I was dating. We still lived together, I was just staying in what was our spare bedroom. Things were a little awkward, but it wasn't too bad. I left for work one morning before she did. I got home from work that night, again, before she did, and sitting on my pillow as though someone had left it as a present was a book with a few stories about erotic spanking. Now, it wasn't mine, so I just assumed it was hers. That she had but it on the bookshelf above my bed, but that it had fallen off. When she got home, I asked her about it. She said she had never seen it before. She had no reason to lie, so I believed her. The thing is, it begs the question, where the hell did the book come from? We locked our door, always, and no one else had a key. So how did an erotic spanking book end up on my pillow?
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    She locked the door before she left for work, didn't let anyone in while she was at home, and no one else had a key!

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    That's what she wants you to think. Or she was throwing hints at you.

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    That girl cannot drop a hint to save her life. She is not subtle. If she wanted some of UA, she would have just come out and said it.

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    +1 on Heinlein. Also, anything by Anne Rice. I still like those two authors and voraciously read their books though, even if I find them weird.

    Finding Darwin's God by Kenneth Miller is weird. God in quantum uncertainty? Suuuuure...if that's how you want to justify the existence of God
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    She locked the door before she left for work, didn't let anyone in while she was at home, and no one else had a key!
    OK, it's time to revel the secret that grownups don't reveal to the young uns.






    As you get older, you develop telekinetic powers. We all have them.

    Obviously, the awesome power that is you....has matured to the point where it's starting to indiscriminately manifest your more inner desires. It's now time to get yourself to Tibet young man, where you can be trained to control your new found talent, before you accidentally destroy our World with a stray thought.

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    Aside from fictional books like The Necronomicon by the mad arab Abdul Al Hazrad I would vote for a turn of the last century book about bat culture near the Rio Grande in Texas. Pre-DDT days, people built silo and windmill sized towers that could hold 100,000s of bats each. To control insects and collect the rich guano. This illustrated book went into considerable detail.

    Also most of the books in the library of the Museum of Jurassic Technology are weird in one way or another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apricissimus View Post
    Anything by Robert Heinlein. That guy was a real wacko.
    He's pretty conservative compared to Clive Barker.
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    Of the novels I've read and enjoyed recently, I'd have to say Beckett's Watt and Nabokov's Pale Fire could be considered "weird."

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    Black's 6th Edition Law Dictionary
    Corpus Juris Secondum
    Colorado (or any states) Revised Statutes

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    Naked Lunch...W.S. Burroughs (his Nova Trilogy is even weirder, but is pretty much unreadable)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzbox View Post
    Choke by Chuck Palahniuk

    Word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talleymonster View Post
    Word.

    Movie comes out October 3.


    Fight Club was awesome, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huerro View Post
    Naked Lunch...W.S. Burroughs (his Nova Trilogy is even weirder, but is pretty much unreadable)
    Doesn't count - any book written under the influence is going to be weird.

    The weird books written while the author's in full control of their faculties are the scary ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by talleymonster View Post
    Word.

    Movie comes out October 3.
    No way. I hope it is as good as Fight Club. Trailer looks okay.
    Last edited by fuzzbox; 09-08-08 at 10:09 PM.

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    Gravity's Rainbow, by Thomas Pynchon.
    Perhaps Ulysses by James Joyce, although it's not really a weird book, just rather complex.
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    Gravity's Rainbow - Thomas Pynchon
    Nightwood - Djuna Barnes
    Journal of Albion Moonlight - Kenneth Patchen
    The Silmarillion - JRR Tolkien
    2182 kHz - David Masiel (very weird but realistic)
    Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strack! View Post
    Gravity's Rainbow, by Thomas Pynchon.
    Beat me by 3 minutes, I was writing while you were sending.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzbox View Post
    Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
    Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
    Choke is an excellent book, if a bit dirty. I'd love to read Lolita but I don't want to end up on a list somewhere. Have you tried any other Palahaniuk?

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    In Pursuit of Valis by Phillip K Dick.

    He has a religious and time-shifting telepathic experience after getting shot in the head by a laser from a Russian sattelite...and then he wrote this book.
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    Thomas Covenant series by Stephen R. Donaldson Man what a huge downer. It was super depressing but I stayed with it until I finished the series because he was such a good writer. I need help.

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