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Mr. John's Reading list

Mr. John's Reading List

Do you look for a good book to read gentle stranger? If you do you've come to the right place.

Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut

This, in my opinion, is by far Vonnegut's best novel. Vonnegut is a master of taking human tradgity and making it humorious. In this novel he follows his alter ego, struggling sci-fi writer Kilgore Trout, as he travels ot Ohio.

Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut

The fictional story of an American posing as a Nazi. This book from the main character's, Howard Campbell, point of view as he sat waiting trial for war crimes in Israel.

The Sound and the Fury by Willian Faulkner

Don't read this book unless you understand that one of the narirators is retarded. The first part of the book is told from his point of view.

Soul on Ice by Eldridge Cleaver

Cleaver, a fromer Black Panter Party leader, tries to explain the black struggle. Cleaver takes the reader to the depths of his ideals, and shows us what it means to be black in white america.

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

One of the greatest black comedys of all time. John Yossarian, tries to get out of his job as an airforce bombadier on a small island near Italy in World War II. Other characters show signs of insanity.

1984 by George Orwell

Orwell captures what he feels to be a world of fascism. America falls under fascist control.

Any poems by Robert Frost

Frost captures human emotions in natural settings."The Road Less Traveled" is my favorite. This poem talks about the choices we all have to make.

"I don't think the assasinations were in good taste either."
East Bay Ray [when asked about a Dead Kennedys concert on Nov 22]