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Books to inspire and provoke

Mr. J. G. Hockings "y_t"
 
Snow Crash
Snow Crash
"A great read but also some interesting ideas about the power of language"
Cryptonomicon
Cryptonomicon
"Another brilliant book by Stephenson this time highlighting the implications and resulting power struggles for control of the world wide web"
Food Of The Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge: A Radical History of Plants, Drugs and Human Evolution
Food Of The Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge: A Radical History of Plants, Drugs and Human Evolution
"A radical and compelling thesis on the role of hallucinogens in the birth of language, religion and civilisation"
Siddhartha
Siddhartha
"Possibly one of the most beautifully written books ever. An overview of Eastern religions through one man's quest to find meaning"
American Psycho
American Psycho
"A masterpiece of darkest satire. Bateman is the soulless, bastard child of relentless materialism. Everything is a possesion to be played with then discarded or destroyed."
The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream
The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream
"A story of listening to your heart and believing in yourself"
The Broken God (Requiem for Homo Sapiens)
The Broken God (Requiem for Homo Sapiens)
"This and the other two of the trilogy, are sience fiction as it ought to be. It asks big questions and tries to answer them, all the while captivating you."
Life Of Pi
Life Of Pi
"Pure genius. An amazing story of survival"
Use Your Head (Mind Set)
Use Your Head (Mind Set)
"If you, like me, believe that your memory isn't what it used to be then this book will alter that view"