Top 5+ mind-changers for me in order read (very context/timing sensitive) (and age at which I read each) (others below)
- Camus: The Stranger (or maybe a Sartre) (17)
- T H White: The Once And Future King (18)
- Robert Nozick: Anarchy State And Utopia (18)
- H L Mencken: Chrestomathy (18)
- Rudy Rucker: 57th Franz Kafka (stories) (19)
- William G Ouchi: Theory Z (20)
- Douglas Hofstadter: Godel Escher Bach (25)
- William Gibson: Neuromancer (27)
- Mitchell Waldrop: Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos (31)
- Neal Stephenson: SnowCrash (31)
- Semiotext(e) USA (35)
- Hunter S Thompson: Great Shark Hunt collection
- Robert Anton Wilson: Schrodinger's Cat Trilogy
- Ted Nelson: Literary Machines
- Kevin Kelly: Out of Control (35)
- John Ratey: Shadow Syndromes (35)
- Steve McConnell: Software Project Survival Guide (35)
- Mike Baird: Engineering Your Start-Up (37)
- Christopher Alexander: A Pattern Language (38?)
I'm horrified at the thought of how much I'm leaving out.
Robert Anton Wilson: pretty much all
Neal Stephenson: pretty much all
H L Mencken: Chrestomathy
Rudy Rucker: ???
Marquis De Sade: ???
Frederic Bastiat: The Law (maybe not the best choice for someone starting out, but it was what I ran across at the right time and found just the right tone, etc.)
Great books that have maybe less of a worldview aspect
George Bernard Shaw: ???
Oscar Wilde: ???
Dashiell Hammett: anything
Gregory Mc Donald: the Flynn mysteries
Tom Peters: ???
approaches to exposing people to an Enlightenment World View
engaging fiction *
simulation/animation of ??? like 2004-12-09-NanotechAnimation
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