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The Goat writes, "Some books have made a huge impact on my life." It's true. It wasn't until the b3ta mods read the Flashman novels that we changed from mild-mannered computer operators into heavily-whiskered copulators, poltroons and all round bastards in a well-known cavalry regiment.

What books have changed the way you think, the way you live, or just gave you a rollicking good time?

Friendly hint: A bit of background rather than just a bunch of book titles would make your stories more readable

(, Thu 15 May 2008, 15:11)
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I'm Surprised no one else has mentioned this:
'The Satanic Bible' by Anton Lavey


Ok, so it didn't actually change my life (since I've been doing the stuff mentioned in the book for years), and in actual fact I have only just started reading it, but its still an interesting an empowering book.

I'ts more of a prop so that if people spot it they think I'm sort of devil worshipping nutter intent of sacrificing chickens and the like.

(, Wed 21 May 2008, 13:31, 3 replies)
I thought I'd mentioned it
but may have imagined it

it was an interesting read, and did work as a good prop.

Seem to recall that I prefered the Devil's Notebook
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 13:33, closed)
I liked it too
...but I felt that what was in general really quite sound thinking was undermined by the whole Emperor Ming shit that meant people used the whole thing as a prop to be "scary" and "alternative".

I'm not criticising you for doing that very thing - it was his doing! I suppose that's how he got funding, but LaVey shot himself in the foot in terms of serious critical appraisal by mincing around San Fransisco in a cape...
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 13:45, closed)
I ended up reading it in our sixth form centre
and trying to hide the text on the cover because I got fed up of it being that prop!
(, Wed 21 May 2008, 13:49, closed)

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