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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 9 years ago

What should I read next?

Books that I really enjoyed include

most stuff by Arthur C Clarke

ditto Asimov

Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet

The man from St Petersburgh by Ken Follet

The Elegant Universe by another science guy( Brian something)

Creation revisited by some science guy

Climbing Mount Improbable by Thingy Dawkins

Hitch hikers Guide

Hitler my part in his downfall by Spike Milligan

Dirk Gently the Holistic detective. ( God I just really really loved it)

The Hiram Key and Uriel's Machine by two guys

What Uncle Sam Really Wants by Noam Chomsky

Everything by Tom Sharpe

A Brief history of Time by some spaz in a wheelchair

Straight and Crooked Thinking by some guy ages ago

The Riddle of the Pyramids by some German archeology guy

Feersum Endjinn by Iain Banks (better than Brilliant. i learnt a new language reading that)

The Ascent of Man by J Bronowsky

All of Steven Baxters stuff.

A Primates Diary by some guy that watches baboons a lot

A Naked Lunch (Actually I haven't read it but the film blew me to pieces)

Books I really hate

Star Trek the anything

anything about America or Britain saving the world and war books in general

Temple of the lost this and that type books

Harry Potter and the febrile load of old pap

How to get rich and fantastic by reading a book type books

Anything by David Icke or his band of merry nutters.

Books by nutters in general especially American nutters

Mills and Boon, Mulligan and Ohare. Dick and Bollocks, cheese and onion, Hurl and Vomit

Update:

Oh Yeah, I forgot that I hate anything with hobbits elves unicorns lions witches, wardrobes and assorted magic furniture with the notable exception of the luggage in Terry Pratchets discworld novels

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  • 9 years ago
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    Science/non-fiction:

    The Ancestor's Tale - Dawkins. Way better than Mt Improbable.

    Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid - Hofstadter

    A History of Civilizations - Braudel

    Fiction:

    Ringworld - Niven

    Ender's Game - Card

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Philip K. Dick.

    Especially Ubik, The Man In The High Castle, Time Out Of Joint, The Maze Of Death, A Scanner Darkly, Valis.

    The master of paranoid, reality is not what it seems mindfeck SF. You know what they say about thrilling books : I couldn't put it down. Well, Dick is the only author who has made a book jump out of my hands.

    Kurt Vonnegut : uses the SF genre to poke gentle fun at human frailty. A genuinely warm, philanthropic soul, to counter the weirdness of P.K. Dick.

    More Iain M. Banks surely, if you liked Feersum thingy.

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  • 3 years ago

    If I have been to have a literary idol it would be King. First e book I study via him become Tommyknockers and that i become hooked ever on condition that. Rose Madder, Insomnia, Talisman and Black homestead (?) have some very impressive darkish Tower tie ins. Any of his short tale books are maximum suitable (Graveyard Shift, the Bachman Books, Nightmares and Dreamscapes, each thing's Eventual, Skeleton team) Bag of Bones become a touching novel alongside the strains of the fairway Mile with a small touch of supernatural in a character-pushed environment. Eyes of the Dragon become outstanding for its innocous touch (and likewise greater tie ins). I nevertheless have not study the final 2 darkish Tower books, the female Who enjoyed Tom Jordon, Gerald's activity (began it yet did not get some distance), Delores Clairborne, or (surprisingly adequate) puppy Semetary. by no potential heard of Colorado youngster till this submit so thank you!

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  • Lauren
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    9 years ago

    The Truth by Terry Pratchett

    Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

    Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

    Dune by Frank Herbert

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  • 9 years ago

    We have a lot of favorite book in common (:

    I'm absolutely in love with the Gateway Chronicles K.B. Hoyle. The first and second in the series ('The Six' and 'The Oracle') are on out and the third (The White Thread?) comes out this fall. I'm re reading them before I go to the midnight realease.

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  • 9 years ago

    Pillars of the Earth was one of my favorites, you could always reread that. My latest favorite is Moth Smoke, by Mosin (?) Hamid. It's about life in Pakistan and the author has a way with words. Very intelligent and amazingly well penned for his first novel. He really has an astute cognizance of the human condition, its frailties and egocentricisms.

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  • 9 years ago

    Read

    Weaveworld

    and

    A Confederacy of Dunces......by different guys

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    You should read all my open questions... Here's what some critics had to say: "Stunning, brilliant, LOL, facepalm, boys can't get pregnant, 2 points stupid idiot, etc"

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