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.