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James Wants to Expand Your Consciousness

Updated: May 30


James has a penchant for books that expand your consciousness. The type of book that lets you see the world in a new way, or see the world as a different place. Here are 5 novels he recommends to take you beyond yourself, perhaps to a new reality.

The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin


In a future world racked by violence and environmental catastrophes, George Orr wakes up one day to discover that his dreams have the ability to alter reality.






Ishmael by Daniel Quinn


The narrator of this extraordinary tale is a man in search of truth.








Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell


In this groundbreaking novel, an influential favorite among a new generation of writers, Mitchell explores with daring artistry fundamental questions of reality and identity.






Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick


Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was published in 1968. Grim and foreboding, even today it is a masterpiece ahead of its time.







Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler


An acclaimed post-apocalyptic novel of hope and terror from an award-winning author.





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