Yes, in order to experience sadness I have to give up four books that are near and dear to my heart. It is the only way I can think of to make myself "cry" and build up my immunity to the plague that is "emotion". These aren't new and pretty books. These books have been lived in. I've lived in them in my imagination and their ideas have lived in and inspired my mind. Some of the pages are torn, some of the pages are yellowing, there may be writing in the margins or highlights on loved phrases. These books are like a part of my family and I hope one of you gives them a good home and enjoys them as much as I did.
Hell's Angels by Hunter S. Thompson - It's Hunter S. Thompson do I really need to tell you why I love it?
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote - This is the chilling real life look at real murderers in one of the most interesting books from a psychological perspective I've ever met.
Boss by Mike Royko - To me this stands with All The President's Men as one of the greatest books ever written about politics. It is a fascinating look at one of the most powerful American politicians in the 20th century.
Notes From Underground by Fyodor Doestoevsky - It must have really meant something to me if I named my blog after it. It is a brilliant character study.
All you have to do to enter is look below at how to qualify for entries, add up your total and leave that number in the comment section. This giveaway will end Monday, December 6th at 6:00 PM CST. The winner will be chosen using a random number generator and announced on Tuesday December 7th.
Unfortunately because that suitcase of cash was empty and shipping is expensive you will have to live in either the United States or Canada to win this contest. Apologies to my international followers! Economics force me to be xenophobic at this time.
How to qualify for entries:
If you're already a follower you get +2 entries
If you're new here and follow me you get +1 entry
If you follow me (or already have been) on twitter @ntsfrmundergrnd you get +2 entries
If you go to my facebook page and like me (or already have) you get +2 entries
If you tweet or like this contest with those little buttons below you get +1 entry each
If you post this contest anywhere on your blog you get +5 entries
If you tell me your favorite emotion to write or photograph and why you get +1 entry
(I realize now that this last one here makes little sense. It made sense when I wrote it but I think from now on we'll just call this extra credit and everyone gets that plus 1)
Good luck, you sadistic monsters.