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Sat 4 Jun 12:05:48 CEST 2022.

Books that changed my life

A list of books I read that had a great impact on how I think and act.

  • Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes.
  • Ishmael: A Novel, Daniel Quinn.
  • Ishmael is a philosophical novel that reads as easily and smoothly as a well written fictional novel, while also being extremely thought provoking and insightful on what is the human condition and on civilization in general.

    The format of the Socratic conversation, a dialogue between a teacher and their pupil, is perfect for analysing one by one the many layers of thoughts that lead the reader to a deep reflection on the condition of humankind and our relationship with the environment.

    The book was published in 1992, but I found it absolutely relevant today.

  • Johnny Got is Gun, Dalton Trumbo.
  • The Daily Stoic, Ryan Holiday, Stephen Hanselman.
  • Eternnal fascism, Umberto Eco