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Necessary Reading


Mar 17 2005
04:50 pm

Great question. I love the lists it has been generating

All my books are packed up right now because I am moving soon. Even so off the top of my head I have a few additions:

Ideas Have Consequences by Richard Weaver
A Guide for the Perplexed by Schumacher
Blue Like Jazz by Don Williams
Don’t Waste Your Life by Piper
Darwin on Trial by Phillip Johnson
Goedel, Escher, Bach – The Golden Braid
The Passion of Jesus Christ by Piper
The Universe Next Door by Sire

Descent into Hell by Charles Williams
Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevski
Les Miserables by Hugo
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Pirsig
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving (so good, but all the other stuff of his I’ve read is really poor)
A Christmas Carol by Dickens (and anything else of his)
any works of Walker Percy

Shakespeare – note: should be seen as well as read, but good luck finding good performances of these greatest of the Bard’s plays.
The Winters Tale (if you can see it performed, it will probably by directed poorly. The BBC video version is worthless, don’t watch it unless you want to be infuriated over how Shakespeare is butchered)
The Tempest by Shakespeare (most video versions I have seen are worthless)