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Aristotle. I haven't read much Aristonle yet, but I've liked what I have. And he practicly laid the foundations of our whole society by himself, so why not read him? Also, he enjoyed giving his dominering wife pony rides.

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Casanova: History of My Life. This is the greatest autobiography ever. Don't worry that it's over 4000 pages, just read it! Casanova somehow seems to have lived one of the funnest lives ever. His book is filled with endless adventures, both amorous and otherwise, described in facinating detail and emotion.

cover Cervantes: Don Quixote. I cannot say enough praises for this book. It is absolutely delightful. I could hardly put it down as I read it. The feelings it gives me to read are exactly like those of the best children's books. The author appears to have been both a genius and completely insane. I think it must be my favorite book ever.

coverJohn Dewey: How We Think.

covercovercover covercover Charles Dickens: Pickwick Papers, Chrismas Carrol, David Copperfield, Great Expectations, Tale of Two Cities. The Pickwick Papers is one of my favorite books ever, being simply unstopping halarity from begining to end. If you're ever depressed, a few chapters of this book are all that is necessary to be jollied up once agian. Those other Dickens books are good too, but Pickwick Papers is by far my favorite.

coverDostoyevsky: Brothers Karamazov. This book is very brilliant and moving, and so carefully thought out. Everything in it is like wheels within wheels. But.. Aaaa! I don't think I understood it as well as I could have. I'll have to reread it.

covercover Richard Feynman: Lectures on Physics, Lectures on Computation. Feynman is a total genius. There is no more complete and enjoyable physics course.

coverNathanial Hawthorne: Scarlet Letter. I can't help being hypnotized by Hawthorne's amazing prose. It is totally distinctive, perfectly elloquent, and so deep and compelling that in envelopes you like a torrent.

covercover Victor Hugo: Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables. Les Miserables is one of the most exciting and moving books I have ever read. It is impossible to put it down. And Hunchback of Notre Dame is great because in it a man falls in love with a goat.

covercover David Hume: Treatise of Human Nature, Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding.

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William James: Principles of Psycology, Varieties of Religious Experience.

coverSome Thoughts Concerning Education and The Conduct of the Understanding.
John Locke: Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Conduct of the Understanding. John Locke was a great philosopher. I think the most important things I read in his Essay were that people argue more about the definitions of words than of ideas, and that people tend to think more inductively than deductively. The Conduct of the Understanding is my favorite book by him, and it is a long list of irrational ways of thinking and how to avoid them.

coverJack London: Call of the Wild, White Fang. London seems very interested in getting right into the heads of his canine protagonists. Could he have been a zoophile? I don't know.

covercover Macchiavelli: The Prince, Discourses on Livy.

covercovercovercover Nietzsche: Portable Neitzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, Geneology of Morals, Eche Homo, Will to Power. To get the full effect of Neitzsche, you have to read a bunch of his books. I think he is the most entrancing philosopher I have ever read. Also the most insane.

coverPlato. Plato is so wonderful to read. His writings are so sincere, so spiritual, and so excellent. My favorite is the apology. Then of course there's also the Symposium, which in my opinion is the greatest erotic book ever written.

covercovercover Marquis de Sade: 120 Days of Sodom, Justine, Juliette. Sade is one of my favorite writers and his works have been somewhat of a model for a comic strip I write. No one has ever tried to shock and illicit hatred as much has him or has done such a good job. He is the greatest pornographer ever, and his books are still controversial even after more than two centuries.

coverWilliam Shakespeare.

George Bernard Shaw: Plays. Shaw happens to be incredibly halarious.

coverAdam Smith: The Wealth of Nations. I can't describe the passion I felt as I read this book. Such genius! Such clarity! Few books have altered the course of history as much as this one.

coverAlexis de Tocqueville: Democracy in America Democracy in America is incredibly wonderful. De Tocqueville is amazingly perceptive and frank with his observations of America. The book is thoroughly enjoyable and thoroughly readable.

coverMark Twain: Tom Sawer, Huckleberry Finn, The Prince and the Pauper, A Conneticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Umm... Look, it's Mark Twain!

coverThorstein Veblen: Theory of the Leasure Class.

covercover Oscar Wilde: Picture of Dorian Gray, Importance of Being Earnest.

Great Children's Books

covercoverThe Magical Monarch of Mo L Frank Baum: Wizard of Oz, Magical Monarch of Mo, Dot and Tot of Merryland. The works of Baum are practically a Psycopathia Sexualis of their own. Every one of his fantasies has some kind of fetish. It was has books that first awakened me to my own fetishes in second grade.

coverCarlo Carlodi: Pinocchio.

cover Lewis Carrol: Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass, Hunting of the Snark Could anyone deny that these are the greatest children's books ever?

coverMomoMichael Ende: Neverending Story, Momo.

coverAntoine de Saint Exupery: Little Prince. Ah! This book is so wonderful! I can't describe how wonderful it is. Actually, maybe this one is the greatest children's book. I can't decide. Just read it.

cover A. A. Milne: Winnie the Pooh, House at Pooh Corner

Books I like for other reasons

coverGloria Brane, William Brane, Jon Jacobs: Different Loving.

covercoverJack L. Chalker: Watchers of the Well. Chalker is the king of fetish science fiction. His novels are filled with transformations, mind melds, body switches,

cover Katherine Gates: Deviant Desires. This book has been of great interest and of great use to me. It is so much fun to read! Gates's writing is snappy, vivid, and full of important information. And lots of pictures, too!

coverKraft-Ebbing: Psycopathia Sexualis. A whole bunch of case studies full of sexual perversions and deviations. It's great! My favorite cases are 37, 57, 129, 146, 158.

coverPauline Reage: Story of O. The story of a woman who draws herself deeper and deeper into servitude. It is the first great SM novel.

covercovercover Anne Rice: Sleeping Beauty Trilogy. A very creative, amusing, and pornographic spin on the Sleeping Beauty story, in which beauty becomes the sex-slave of the prince and, in the process, presents an entire theory of erotic slavery. The problem is it's just too long to stay interesting, but you have to read the whole thing to get the whole theory.

coverJay Wiseman: SM 101. Not only is this the premier guide I have read of proper BDSM procedure, but it also contains more useful information about relationships in general than any book I have ever read. I think even those not interested in BDSM would benefit from reading this.