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Rising Up and Rising Down: Some Thoughts on Violence, Freedom and Urgent Means

Author: William T. Vollmann

It's a 7 volume set, but has a one volume abridged version which is one of the more fascinating and thought-provoking books I have ever read. I rate it very closely to GEB.

Highly recommended.


Presumably, "Goedel, Escher, Bach" by Douglas Hofstadter.

Which, incidentally, doesn't have a particularly high "signal-to-noise ratio" but it's one of the most interesting books I've ever read.

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