10 Books to Blow Your Mind

Best takes on psychological journeys, from a British novelist/therapist
By Sophie Goldstein,  Newser User
Posted Jul 17, 2007 1:57 PM CDT
"2001: A Space Odyssey"   (Archive Photos)
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(Newser) – Sebastian Beaumont, the author of Thirteen, offers his list of books that "blur the boundaries of consensus 'reality' and psychological reality."

  1. Journey to the East, Hermann Hesse
  2. Le Grand Meaulnes, Henri Alain-Fournier
  3. Fight Club, Chuck Palahnuik
  4. Vurt, Jeff Noon
  5. Steppenwolf, Hermann Hesse

  1. Children of Violence Quintet, Doris Lessing
  2. 2001: A Space Odyssey, Arthur C. Clarke
  3. Slaughterhouse 5, Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
  4. Glamorama, Brett Easton Ellis
  5. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert Pirsig
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