Continuing with my reader participation streak. There will be time for more single sided rants later on. ;) This time I’m flipping it around and hopefully letting everyone, both tech oriented and non-technical readers to have a chance to contribute. Let’s talk about literature! I hereby designate this as the book recommendation thread.
What are you reading right now? Alternatively what was the last book that you have read that has either profoundly affected you? I’m mostly looking for fiction recommendations, but if you have some good non-fiction titles that are a must-read in your mind, I would love to hear about them as well.
You can usually see what I’m reading at the moment in the little status thing in the sidebar – but I forget to upgrade it half of the time. For example, right now I’m reading The Road by Cormac McArthy but that thing still says Night Watch because I was to lazy to change it. I’m 3/4 through the book, and I can tell you, it is good. Profound, disturbing and thought provoking. And I can’t put it down. Great read. You should see a review of it appearing here very shortly – I just need to finish it and gather my thoughts on it.
I have a few titles on the back burner. I’m around half way through Helstrom’s Hive by Frank Herbert (creator of Dune) but I’m not really feeling it. It’s one of his early novels and it shows. I will trudge through it after I’m done with Cormac out of respect for the author and likely post a review as well.
I have Stranger in Strange Land sitting on my shelf, lined up to be next on the reading list because I’m apparently not allowed to use the word grok until I finish it. After that, I’m open to suggestions. Here is what I got so far from various sources:
I haven’t read any of these yet, but they all seem interesting, each for different reasons. After that, I’m out of reading material. This is where you come in. What should I pick up next? This is the time to pimp your favorite book, or plug your favorite author.
[tags]literature, books, recommendations, hyperion, simmons, cormac mccarthy, the road, life of pi, heinlen, danielewski[/tags]