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I'm not much of one for shilling things, but everyone ought to check this book out. Especially, if you're a writer.

Forbidden Knowledge - Roger Shattuck

Of the books that, after I finished them, really felt like they changed my life; Moby Dick and House of Leaves, this is the first non-fiction one. The entire first half of the book looks at forbidden knowledge throughout literature, there's a great assessment on Camus's The Stranger, and an entire chapter on the Marquis de Sade. The second half looks at forbidden knowledge throughout humanity's history, along the lines of the A Bomb and the Human Genome Project.
It came out in the mid-90's so there's not much on the internet, but there's enough of a path cleared that you can see some great thoughts and ideas that associate with it.

I think what I liked most about it is, he comes to actual conclusions and thoughts on the subject. Rather than just dancing around and identifying landmarks.

Anyways, it's a great book. Even if your only interested in either the literature side or the science side, it's worth checking out. I've gone through the thing about 6 times by now.

Feel free to disregard this post and just list other books you're really excited about and want everyone else to read as soon as possible.

Thank you.