Suggested Book titles – and a thought. Maybe for variety and to avoid fatigue a short story of outstanding merit be considered occasionally. Something classic in the line of H.G. Wells, in The Land of the Blind
. As much as I love Sherlock Holmes (have the BBC series plus) I would not include it because it is pure entertainment, not prone to philosophical discussion.
Late thought: I certainly appreciate Asimov’s great learning and have over the years learned a lot from his books. He is a born teacher. His breadth of learning is probably unmatched by anyone in my memory, yet his fiction I have never been able to warm up to. I would be more interested in selecting a writer with less breadth with a profounder depth.
Bradbury, Ray – Fahrenheit 451
Bradbury, Ray – Zen in the art of writing. (non-fiction)
Campbell, Joseph – Myths to Live By (non-fiction)
Camus, Albert – The Fall, The plague, The Stranger
Chandler, Raymond – The Simple Art of Murder (suggested because it is a short work. Not one of his full length detective novels.)
Golding, William – Lord of the Flies
Lewis, C.S. – The Screwtape Letters
All are at http://www.truly-free.org/#nonfiction
This site has a five book download in two weeks limit. Lot of title I have not seen on other ‘download free’ sites. I didn’t read the fine print and wasted my five downloads testing the site. Most were pdf files. Of the five, one had no formatting and was unreadable until I cut and pasted in wordperfect. That worked fine.
Last call? Already? I haven't finished Candide yet.