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Old 12-20-05, 02:12 PM
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Any good books about loners/ wanderers

Anyone know any?
Old 12-23-05, 10:16 PM
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I would say American Gods. But that had a lot of Gods in it crossing shadows path.
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thanks for the recommendations.
Old 12-27-05, 02:42 AM
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I'd look into the books of Herman Hesse. I haven't read them in a long time, but there's a lot of loner themes in them from what I remember.
Old 12-27-05, 11:26 PM
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Can't recommend this one enough:
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Agreed, Into the Wild is good stuff, as is Into Thin Air also by Jon Krakauer.

Check out some of the Jack Kerouac books, On the Road and Dharma Bums in particular.
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Right now I'm very enthusiastic about Donald Richie's The Japan Journals: 1947-2004. Richie wound up staying in Tokyo for almost 50 years because he never felt at home in his native U.S. At the same time, owing to the nature of Japan, his loner nature, and his homosexuality, he has always felt like - and somewhat revelled in being - a perptual alien who could never be completely accepted by Japanese society.
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The great American classic, "The Catcher in the Rye."
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The great American classic, "The Catcher in the Rye."
Beat me to it. First one for your list.
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Originally Posted by solipsta
I'd look into the books of Herman Hesse. I haven't read them in a long time, but there's a lot of loner themes in them from what I remember.
Yeah, check out Siddhartha. It has that wanderer/loner theme you're looking for.

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