Book List of the OKNeoAC Om Page
Reading recommended by the Chief Boo Hoo
Most of the books listed here can be ordered from amazon.com by clicking on
their blue, underlined titles. I don’t agree with every opinion in every
book I recommend, including The
Boo Hoo Bible which was published in 1971 (if you order, expect some
superficial signs of old age on your artifact). If the book is listed here
it means I think it is one of the best of its kind, using “best” and “kind”
broadly, and that I don’t think the point of view of the book is injurious
to your mental health. The OKNeoAC gets a small referral fee if you order
by clicking from this site so we appreciate your doing that. V/H A
Belden books. Written in a clean narrative style, these little
novels are great for girls and for adults who want pleasant escapist
by Vladimir Nabokov. Perhaps the best short novel in world literature.
by Vladimir Nabokov. And this may be the best novel about romantic
Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy
Mitford. Take my word for it.
and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter Thompson. In its own way, this is
very accurate reporting. The “atmospherics” are exactly right.
and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 by Hunter
Thompson. Likewise. (The admirable conduct of the boo hoo here described
might have served as a model for all our clergy in 1972.)
Colossus of Maroussi by Henry Miller. Fiction? Non-fiction? Hard
to say. Anyway, the grand master of Fazzmic bullshit at his best.
by Evelyn Waugh. Hilarious.
Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold by Evelyn Waugh. Probably the most
accurate description of a paranoid episode in world literature. Very funny
also, as paranoid episodes often are. All speed freaks should read
- The Mulamadhyamakakarika
by Nagarjuna. Boring, but what a title!
of Pyrrhonism by Sextus Empiricus (hardcover). Use any of these
arguments before a Grand Jury and you will be cited for contempt of court
of Pyrrhonism by Sextus Empiricus (paperback). Skepticism is
the intellectual foundation of solipsistic nihilism.
Ching (Bollingen Books, Wilhelm Translation). What, you
don’t have a Ching?
Treatise of Human Nature by David Hume.
Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume.
g Factor by Arthur Jensen. This is the latest and best scholarly
work on individual and group differences in IQ and the subject of human
intelligence in general by the leading authority on the subject (one might
say that g is the “essence” of intelligence). Unfortunately, what this book
will demonstrate to most people is that they don’t have enough g to read
it. Even a real smarty-pants like myself usually gets all worn out after
two or three typical paragraphs. Well, so what? Who says that all good
books have to go down easy? Some subjects are inherently difficult, that’s
all. So use it as a bedside book and take only measured amounts at widely
& Reds by Michael Parenti. Parenti’s views on what is going
on in the world these days in political and economic terms are pretty much
mine also. Unfortunately, he also suffers from the standard delusions about
drugs, religion, race and individual differences (see above) which have
always crippled Leftist thinking on these subjects. Oh well.
Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx.
Kapital by Karl Marx. The fantastic power of capitalism
Letters of Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh Highly entertaining,
with lots of leads to other interesting stuff.
History, Jewish Religion by Israel Shahak. Introduction by Gore
Vidal. The inspiring doctrines, charming practices and happy history of
this cute cult are examined by a man who knows what he is talking
Writings of Sigmund Freud. If nothing else, this book will
explain a lot of the weird shit you see on TV, where every variety of
Jewish neuroticism is displayed daily for your analysis. Maybe that’s why
the media wants you to think Freud is “out of date.”
Oxford Book of Essays. This is a wonderful collection. Lots of
satire. Lots of leads to great authors. Why go to school? You will learn
more from books like this.
and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell. A master stylist
who never lies. Why are American high school inmates forced to read vulgar,
stupid fantasies like “Flowers for Algernon” when they could be reading
great books like this?
Fragments A text and translation with a commentary by
T. M. Robinson. My guess is that Heraklitus was Enlightened in a half-assed
way. His great hierophantic pronouncement, “The sun has the breadth of a
human foot” may have been “The sun is the width of my foot” before some
“New Age” doxographer of the third century BC decided to improve on what he
had before him. We learn here that Diogenes Laertius said that Heraklitus
“merely” said that the sun was the size it appears to be. Merely? No
solipsistic nihilist will have trouble with this. Appearances are all you
have. Everything else is speculation. One sees, in this learned work as in
others, how hard it is for most people to accept this simple
fact. Robinson’s determination to present Heraklitus as an early Blobovian
swells to Zemblan proportions when he claims that “Every animal is driven
to the pasture with a blow” is “a powerful metaphysical statement
concerning the cosmos.”
Body by Norman O. Brown. Aphoristic insights from all over, with
a brilliant commentary by Brown, almost all of which fits right in with the
solipsistic nihilist way of looking at things.
- Penguin Classics. Any or all. (We don’t get a cut, but what the hell.)
Donate the entire collection to your local prison library today and escape
the guillotine tomorrow!