What Ten Books Must All Men Read BeforeThey Die ?


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Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 21, 2009 - 01:48am PT
Credit: zip

This is definitely my # 1 suggestion.

What you say?
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Idaho, also. Sorta, kinda mostly, Yeah.
Oct 21, 2009 - 01:49am PT
Dude, That's Burt Bronson's book.

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 21, 2009 - 01:55am PT
Credit: zip

Fits right in here.

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 21, 2009 - 01:57am PT
Credit: zip

Good book, but the author seems a little out there.
Fish Finder

Social climber
Oct 21, 2009 - 01:57am PT

My Jesus says the BIBLE !

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 21, 2009 - 02:04am PT
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Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 21, 2009 - 02:05am PT
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Social climber
Vancouver, Canada
Oct 21, 2009 - 02:28am PT
Six outta ten so far...........and yah, that chick who wrote that silly book about cartoons fer climbers? She's in the car.

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 21, 2009 - 02:36am PT
Only ten? That would take about a week.

Trad climber
Butte, America
Oct 21, 2009 - 02:55am PT
Credit: mojede

Angel Tech: A Modern Shaman's Guide to Reality Selection by Antero Alli

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Oct 21, 2009 - 03:11am PT
Dune series Frank Herbert
Plato The Republic
Bloom County
Ray Olson

Trad climber
Imperial Beach, California
Oct 21, 2009 - 03:30am PT

that's a lot...

ok, here's a few:

Erica Jong, Fear of 50.

Kate Chopin, The Awakening.

Charles Bukowski, Ham On Rye.

Louis Ferdinand Celine, Death on the Installment Plan.

Louis Ferdinand Celine, Journey to the End of the Night.

Jean Genet, The Thiefs Journal.

Marquis de Sade, Justine (or) The Misfortunes of Virtue

Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita.

Simone de Beauvoir, The Ethics of Ambiguity

and, just for fun...

Alistair Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend.

those should re-arrange a few brain cells in the positive :)

BTW - Crowleys novel is nothing like what you'd expect,
the thing is a total gas.

EDIT: regarding the tremendous writings of Simone de Beauvoir,
probably best to hit "The Second Sex" in favor of the former,
if you choose to limit yourself to just one.

Social climber
Oct 21, 2009 - 04:12am PT
hey there ol' zip... say, thanks for such a FINE introduction here...

*not REALLY guys, i'm just taking the stage... ;)


1-- Jake ('I'm thinkin' ...')

2-- Jake And Sofia

3-- Jake Hugs Texas

4-- Jake's Ranch And The Second Gate

5-- Steppingstones Through Jake's Ranch,Vol I

6-- Vol II

7-- Vol III

8-- Vol IV

9-- (five aint' done yet, but you can read the first story)... ;)

10-- *hang on a bit longer... i'll have ya' another one, next year... :)

Yep, folks, the JAKE SMITH RANCH SERIES, at a website near you! ...


thank you one and all....
and may god bless you this fine eve...
*say, i autograph them, too:

but in the BACK, as i sure mess it up a lot... :O
rick d

ol pueblo, az
Oct 21, 2009 - 09:36am PT
"the Ben Lilly Legend" by J. Frank Dobie
"tight rope" dennis grey
"still life with woodpecker" tom robbins

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Oct 21, 2009 - 10:06am PT
This is a MUST!!!!!


Ideeho-dee-do-dah-day boom-chicka-boom-chicka-boom
Oct 21, 2009 - 10:13am PT
I read a book once.

Oct 21, 2009 - 11:38am PT
Before they die? Is that to exclude all those titles to be saved for the hereafter?
the pretender

Trad climber
Quartz Hill, CA
Oct 21, 2009 - 11:44am PT
anything from Hemingway - there's always plenty of drinking, suffering and well,... manliness

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 21, 2009 - 11:46am PT
Kama Sutra by Mallanapa Vatsyayana
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 21, 2009 - 12:06pm PT
Now that I start thinking about it, it's a tougher question than I thought. I'll start with the following:

The Bible
Brothers Karamozov
The Iliad
The Divine Comedy
A good fifteen or so of Shakespeare's plays
Ulysses (though maybe you could squeak by with Portrait of the Artist)

Hmm, only six. Totally Euro-centric. You can go in lots of directions from there. Definitely need an Aristotle. The Republic (Plato) would be nice. I know there are some big things I'm forgetting but need to think about it more.
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