Im looking for a new book to read, heres a list of authors I enjoy.
“A Circle of Time”, by Marisa Montes is a book I’ve always liked (:
First of all: I dig the authors you listed, so we have similar taste.
Love in the Time of Cholera
Sirens of Titan*
Stranger in a Strange Land
Game of Thrones Series**
*You may have read these already but they are my two favorite KV books.
**If you are into fantasy, some are and some aren’t
Chuck Palahniuk; my favourites are Fight Club, Survivor and Haunted
Philip K. Dick; Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and The Man in the High Castle
I love Vonnegut, Orwell, and Huxley. But does anybody get the impression Ayn Rand is a bit too selfish?
Cloud Atlas and Life of Pi spring to mind as recent movies that are even better reads.
Ayn Rand? Never liked her. Thousands of pages of droning, and a life oozing with hypocrisy.
• “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini
• “The Trial” by Franz Kafka
• “Pale Fire” by Vladimir Nabokov
@robbiekarlson, I’m not trying to be a downer, and I like posts like this, but there are already 100 different book discussions. Make good use of the search function! You could always bump an old book discussion as well. Hope you find a good book.
@alexisishungry sorry Im still an HE noob
Vladimir Nabokov is also brilliant if you haven’t read already; Lolita and Despair are his best I think.
The Outsider/Stranger by Albert Camus is another good one
Any Franz Kafka, I know someone already mentioned the Trial but I rate all his stuff very highly.
Any James Joyce. I’d start with Dubliners or or A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Leave Ulysses until you are familiar with Joyce. Enter into Finnegan’s Wake at your own peril XD
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is great. There’s a bunch of them, and you should read them all.
Haruki Murakami, It’s fiction but very very nice :-}
House of Leaves – Youll read it sooooooooooooo FASSSSSSTTTTTTTT GReatest book EVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Considering your taste in science fiction, I’d humbly suggest “Roadside Picnic” by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. It is short and juicy, definitely a page turner, but also includes very compelling science fiction concepts. Unlike just about any other book, it’s severely underrated.
Shantaram by Gregory Roberts
Read the first paragraph. It grabs you. You won’t want to put it down. Spiritual, transformative, beautiful, brutal. Set in India. Autobiography. Best read in years.
im with valeria on murakami, his works are absolute genius. also going with orwell’s 1984 dystopian novel: fahrenheit 451 by ray bradbury
Childhoods End by Arthur C. Clarke … nuff said
Just a suggestion but ‘The Great Gatsby’ is a really good classic that I really enjoyed, plus there’s a new film version coming out soon.
I would have said ’1984′ or ‘The Doors of Perception’ – but I’m guessing you’ve already come across them as a Orwell and Huxley fan.
Also another book which doesn’t take long to read that I absolutely adore and would suggest to everyone is ‘The Alchemist’ by Paolo Coelho. It’s a great story on the surface with some really inspiring deeper meaning.
The Beach. Excellent, excellent book.
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold.
short but one of my favs people seem to forget about.
I’m not much of a reader, like writing though. I like Shakespeare, I read Brave New World because the title is a reference to The Tempest. I have read Bridge to Terabithia, The Hobit and a really small time book called Enigma Variations by John Maddox Roberts.
@robbiekarlson, celestine prophecy- James Redfeild <3
Ironic that you mentioned Ayn Rand, i was going to suggest “The Virtues of Selfishness”, because everybody these days is so altruistic and selfless. They think themselves so sophisticated, but they have not questioned any of it.
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