Monday, August 3, 2009

15 Books

Books time again!!
I’ve been tagged on Facebook by Mr. Duglas T. Stewart (talented soul behind
BMX Bandits) to list 15 books in less than 15 minutes that will always stick with me.

Here’s my list, let’s see... some of them are not novels but instead consult books, essays, etc. The information in them is sticking with me much more than any story on a novel :)

"L.S.D : Flashbacks" Timothy Leary’s autobiography.
Leary's life is one of the most inspiring stories I've ever read.

"Design as Art" by Bruno Munari.
Inspiring reflexions on diferent subjects. I love his description of a traditional japanese house.

"The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies. A comprehensive guide to the ancient healing of India" by Vasant Lad.
Essential at home! A great source of natural remedies and practical ancient indian medicinal tips.

"No one belongs here more than you" by Miranda July.
Her short stories have a unique sensibility... If you liked her movie you are going to love this book!

"Complete prose of Woody Allen" by Woody Allen.
I've read all his books, I love them all. His delirious sense of humour drives me crazy.

"La Danza de la Realidad" Alejandro Jodorowsky’s autobiography.
Jodo could say "been there, done that" about almost everything... his meetings with André Breton made me laugh out loud.

"The Artist’s Way. A spiritual path to higher creativity” by Julia Cameron.
A guide to the path of healthy, spiritual creativity. Even Martin Scorsese practices it!

"Roman by Polanski" Autobiography by Roman Polanski.
This book is addictive. Roman is a total survivor, to the holocaust, Hollywood, Manson...

"I Ching" Richard Wilhelm.
My favourite oracle.

"The Perfume" Patrick Suskind.
Read it when I was a teenager and since then the appreciation of my olfactive environment changed.

"Cien años de soledad" by Gabriel García Marquez.
Also one of my “teenager hits”... It's still fresh on my mind the magical reality captured on this book.

"Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century" by Greil Marcus.
Internationale Situationiste, Dada and Punk in the same book written by one of the most talented music-oriented authors.

"Kink: An Autobiography" Dave Davies.
I laughed so much reading stories from the rise and fall from The Kinks...

"Catching the big fish. Meditation, Consciousness and Creativity" by David Lynch.
I recommend the audiobook version of this one, is like a conversation with David Lynch himself. Truly inspiring!!

"Veganomicon" by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero.
My first official vegan book! Full of delicious recipes with no animal traces.