A funny introduction to Deleuze's work. This is certainly the book to start with. Then go to the Anti-Oedipe, then go to the pre-Difference&Repetition works, after that work on the post-AThousandPlateaus works and end with Difference and Repetition. Take a deep breath. Then try it. Then try again. Then read all works again. And then try to accept Difference and Repetition again. By then you will have acquired a certain Deleuzian insight. But you will also be much older by then. Stop there. Settle down. Make a family. Be anti-deleuzian for a few decades. Kids, dog, house, vacation. Then start all over and finish with Difference and Repetition. Then write your own work. Or do something. Yes, you could also do something. Mille Plateaux is a funny book.
A Thousand Plateaus is an absolute necessity for any
serious reader of contemporary philosophy. Deleuze and
Guattari correctly predicted the intensification of the
stratification of "civilized society" by 1980; they also
presaged the World Wide Web and declared their deep
suspicions about any and all massive systems for networking
humankind before the web ever existed. Their anarchic call
for radical individual autonomy never sounded truer than now.
(A noteworthy additional book to seek from their giant
bibliography: Pierre Clastres' Society Against the State.)