Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
Ever consider that the problem with the humanity might not be the people but the system under which we live? Forget about civilization. Forget about everything Mother Culture whispers in your ear.
Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
Do not read this book if you enjoy eating meat. Or if you like McDonald’s. Or the spread of trans-national global capitalism. This book will kick you in the head until your eyes begin to bleed.
Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett
This book has fractal weather-making butterflies, the Silver Horde (a geriatric band of ex-bastards led by Cohen the Barbarian), an orangutan librarian, and a wizard named Rincewind who’s pursued by a living steamer chest that runs around on dozens of feet. What the hell else do you want?
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
An exceptionally satirical treatment of the end of the world, in a Judeo-Christian perspective. There aren’t many books I have to set down because I’m laughing so hard. The trouble begins when Hell loses the Antichrist…
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
See, there’s this critical paper about a movie that probably never existed about a house that’s bigger on the inside than on the out. Frightening as hell and mind bending and numbing and postmodern in whatever sense of the word I can wrap my brain around.
Other Good Reads:
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot
In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
Franny & Zooey by J. D. Salinger
Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis & Darrick Robertson
The Nag Hammadi Library edited by James Robinson
Forbidden Archaeology by Mchael Oremo & Richard Thompson
The Complete Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper
Other Staff Pages: Melody Sherosky, Joann Calabrese, Mark Gardner, Ben Dewey.