Oshan’s Reviews

BOOK AND MEDIA RECOMMENDATIONS

Below are recommendations from Oshan of his favorite books, TV shows and movies that he has encountered since he was incarcerated. Check back soon for descriptions and reviews.

FICTION BOOKS

Shantaram and The Mountain Shadow by Gregory David Roberts.
Nexus trilogy by Ramex Naam.
The Name of the Wind and Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss.
A Song for Arbonne and Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay
Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey.
Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson.
Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson.
Shibumi by Trevanian.
The Skull Mantra and Bone Rattler by Eliot Pattison.
Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Soldier.
Hild by Nicola Griffith.
All the Light You Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.
American Subversive by David Goodwillie.
Ready Player One by Earnest Cline.
Dune by Frank Herbert.
Daemon and Freedom by Daniel Suarez.
Pattern Recognition by William Gibson.
River Flow by David Whyte (poetry).

NON-FICTION BOOKS

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction by Gabor Mate.
The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible and Sacred Economics by Charles Eisenstein.
Land: A New Paradigm for a Thriving World by Martin Adams.
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander.
Reality is Broken: How Games Make Us Better and Can Change the World by Jane McGonigal.
Finite and Infinite Games by James P. Carse.
The Grasshopper: Games, Life and Utopia by Bernard Suits.
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl.
Nomad Codes: Adventures in Modern Esoterica by Erik Davis.
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer.
Heart Medicine by e. bast.
Son of Man: The Mystical Path to Christ by Andrew Harvey.
Quarreling with God: The Mystic Rebel Poems of the Dervishes of Turkey by Jennifer Ferraro and Latif Bolat.
Season of the Witch by David Talbot.
Acid Dreams: The Social History of LSD: The CIA, The Sixties, and Beyond by Martin A. Lee and Bruce Shlain.
A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life by Ayelet Waldman.
David and Goliath and The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell.
Business Model Generation by Alexander Oswalder and Yves Pigneur.
Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You at Business School by Richard Branson.

TV SHOWS

Mr. Robot (USA)
Taboo (FX)
Fargo - Season Two (FX)
Shots Fired (Fox)
American Crime - All Three Seasons (ABC)
Humans - 2 Seasons (AMC)
Genius (History)
Manhunt: Unabomber (Discovery)
Into the Badlands (AMC / SyFy)

Viceland Shows

Hamilton's Pharmacopoeia
Huang's World
Weediquette
Cyberwar

MOVIES

Box Trolls
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
The East
Lion
Hanna
Kundun
Brother Sun Sister Moon