Books for guys that actually like to read

i know he’s kinda trendy and a bit raw, but i’ve always loved Bukowski. my favorite of his tomes is a collection of poems and includes one of my all-time favorite poems, “roll the dice”. every man needs to read this poem and internalize it. it is 100% red-pill and it’s message screams in your face. no need in beating around around the bush, the book is:

“All that really matters is how well you walk through the fire” by Charles Bukowski

Roll the Dice

if you’re going to try, go all the
way.
otherwise, don’t even start.

if you’re going to try, go all the
way.
this could mean losing girlfriends,
wives, relatives, jobs and
maybe your mind.

go all the way.
it could mean not eating for 3 or 4 days.
it could mean freezing on a
park bench.
it could mean jail,
it could mean derision,
mockery,
isolation.
isolation is the gift,
all the others are a test of your
endurance, of
how much you really want to
do it.
and you’ll do it
despite rejection and the worst odds
and it will be better than
anything else
you can imagine.

if you’re going to try,
go all the way.
there is no other feeling like
that.
you will be alone with the gods
and the nights will flame with
fire.

do it, do it, do it.
do it.

all the way
all the way.

you will ride life straight to
perfect laughter, its
the only good fight
there is.

___________________________

fuck yeah.

 

tonights band will be another sub-genre i love: shoe gazer. enjoy

 

 

 

 

 

 


5 Comments on “Books for guys that actually like to read”

  1. Badger says:

    Christ dude, you have a very emo collection. I bet you have this all on vinyl to boot…

    • dannyfrom504 says:

      Lol. My library owns. I try to cover all the bases with my books. and my musical taste was developed WAAAAAAY before “emo” was ever coined. i listen to the smiths for Christ’s sake. lol.

      Sent from my iPhone

  2. dogsquat says:

    Danny, if you have not yet done so, I highly recommend reading Mark Twain’s autobiography. He left strict instructions that it was to be published 100 years after his death, and it came out fairly recently.

    Granted, I like Twain’s writing style enough that I’d probably read his grocery list – but his autobiography is one of the most raw, honest insights into a man’s brain I’ve ever read.

    As always, YMMV – but I enjoyed the hell out of it. Learned some stuff, too.

    Motivate,

    Dogsquat

    • dannyfrom504 says:

      Killsquat-

      I’ll have to check it out. I do like Twain.

      Sent from my iPhone

    • Badger says:

      Rumor has it that Twain ghostwrote U.S. Grant’s memoirs. Wouldn’t that make him the first author to write autobiographies for two different people? That’s just crazy enough for Twain to pull off.


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