"Heller's use of humor is so great that it tricks us into reading the horrid tales borne of war. Laugh but search for higher meaning as Heller bustles you around the Mediterranean. One of best books written on war, certainly the most entertaining."
"Probably the best book ever written on the pioneers of LSD. Hop on The Further bus with Ken Kesey, Mountain Girl, The Grateful Dead, Hunter S. Thompson, The Hells Angels, and maybe even The Beatles. If you can't handle Wolfe's 'New Journallism,' you're a square."
"The best intro there is to the beats. Read it and learn how to experience college years from a pro. Drive, ride, or walk cross country with the author. Eat in diners, dance to jazz, get drunk, write poetry, get in fights, hop trains, and dig everything."
"Generally the favorite of Tom Robbins aficionados. If you abhor verbosity, don't pick this up. If you want a brilliant, perhaps eccentric, words smith, who will have you picking up the dictionary every other page, pick this up. No one can say it's uninteresting."
"You're university will make you read Huckleberry Finn. This one, however, is his most fun novel. And, it's just as intelligent and subversive as the latter. If you read one book by Twain, this should be it."
"Widely accepted as Orwell's seminal work. One that people almost have to read to understand the world we live in. It is gruesome, however. If anyone tries to convince you that there's a red scare parallel in there, remind them that Orwell was a socialist."
"To have any cred amongst intellectuals, one has to have read a book by Chomsky, why not it be one that perfectly defines his political beliefs. Noam Chomsky is the number one quoted person alive today, top 8 out of people living or dead."
"If you're a writer who wants to learn from one of the best scene setters there's ever been, pick this up. If you want to see characters intensely haunted by themselves and their beliefs in an exotic locale, this is it. Alcohol and Catholicism have just been made illegal within a state of Mexico. Live the experience for some."
"Streetcar's what you'll have to read in school. This one's equally as good, set in a Southern locale. Few could turn the viewer to the character like Tennessee Williams could in his hay day. The best description of an alcoholic in literature."
"Will get you to Latin America quicker and cheaper than a plane ticket. Learn how to save the world in a more peaceful way than Che Guevera imagined. Everyone needs to read something to give them a background in Latin American culture and politics, let it be one that's exciting."
"Want to find out what it's like working in any of the various jobs of the world? Famous oral historian Studs Terkel brings you shows you the lives of numerous workers in America. Learn about your fellow man."
"For those looking for a quick read. Want to find out what it's like working in any of the various jobs of the world? Famous oral historian Studs Terkel brings you shows you the lives of numerous workers in America. Learn about your fellow man."
"Everyone needs to read some literature from Africa. You can pick up God's Bits of Wood, like every other college student, or you can try this. It's one of the best out there, but your college professors haven't gotten hip to it, yet."
"London was one of the best writers of the past century, if you haven't read anything by him lately, this is where you start. Think about London's socialist beliefs, and the innate drive to work that he sees within nature."