I have read each of these books from cover to cover entirely whilst seated on the can as part of my morning ablutions over the years –

  1. Slaughterhouse-Five – Kurt Vonnegut. The time travel angles of the book make for surreal flashbacks to long forgotten dumps of the past. Remembrance of Dumps Past as it were.
  2. Firepower: Weapons Effectiveness On The Battlefield, 1630- 1750 – B.P. Hughes
  3. Notes of a Dirty Old Man – Charles Bukowski. Très à propos.
  4. Letters to a Young Contrarian – Christopher Hitchens
  5. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Frank Miller
  6. Answer ME! No.4 – The Rape Issue – Jim & Debbie Goad
  7. Lord of the Rings (+ The Hobbit) – J.R.R. Tolkien. Epic. Took 8 months, some days I was in there for over an hour.
  8. The Twelve Caesars – Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus
  9. TCP/IP Primer Plus & IP Routing Primer Plus – Heather Osterloh. Beauty AND brains – and she’ll never ask you any stupid computer questions. Honey, you can leave your boots under my bed any time.
  10. The Anti-Christ – Friedrich Nietzsche. The can is not only an appropriate place to read this, it’s the ONLY place to read this. If only Nietzsche could have witnessed modern islam. Or the baboons.
  11. Unlike Stories, Mostly – Alasdair Gray
  12. Watchmen – Alan Moore
  13. The Turner Diaries – William Luther Pierce. Really is a must read to get into the mind of those that preach separatism to the point of using violence to get it.
  14. The Paranoid Style in American Politics –  Richard J. Hofstadter
  15. The Cynic Enlightenment: Diogenes in the Salon – Louisa Shea
  16. American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century – Kevin Phillips
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5 Responses to “Books I Have Read on the Can”

  1. INTP Says:

    I’d also recommend Steven Pinker’s “The Blank Slate” — especially its chapter discussing feminism.

    1. franc hoggle Says:

      Thanks for that. Like my “to read” pile isn’t huge enough. Heard he was in cahoots with the arch-traitor Hoff Sommers.

  2. sam Says:

    how can anyone read on the bog?, it is totally beyond my comprehension, does the act of pinching a loaf aid concentration or something? i find it weird!

    1. franc hoggle Says:

      Easy. You are at peace with the universe. Beer shit –

    2. 0verlord Says:

      Of all places, why do you suppose that homeless people go to the library to poop?

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