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Recommend a Book Meme...

(Not that I haven't got enough books currently waiting to be read but here I go....)

Very simple - just recommend a book to me. Based on what you know about me from real life, or my LJ posts or interests, suggest a book - fiction, non-fiction, whatever - that you think I'd like, appreciate or just generally benefit from reading.
Then post this in your own LJ, so people can recommend books to you to.


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Feb. 20th, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)
As I assume you must have read World War Z by Max Brooks, I'll suggest the following;

Whole Wide World by Paul McAuley ISBN 0-00-651331-X

Of course, if I've made an incorrect assumption then ignore that and just go and buy World War Z. Now. Really.
Feb. 20th, 2009 11:46 pm (UTC)
Did you get a copy of Tales of the Seven Dogs Society at GenCon?

Other ideas:

No Loyal Knight by John Wick

Worlds of Their Own by James Lowder (editor)

Feb. 21st, 2009 12:39 am (UTC)
I really, really enjoyed the Enchantress of Florence.

It has history, intrigue, sex, power, reality and magic.

I think you might like it too.
Feb. 21st, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)
Epic Read: Against The Day by Thomas Pinchon. Essentially set in the steampunk era (1893-1913) it is brimming with characters, plots, and descriptions you could borrow for your similar-era role playing game. Loooooooong. If someone licensed it, the resulting role playing game could be called Airships & Anarchists.

Easy Read: The Automatic Detective by A. Lee Martinez. A robot designed to conquer the world reforms and gets a day job as a taxi driver, but is drawn into a noir-tinted mystery set in a city based on the retro sci-fi of the 1930s through 1950s. Comedy! Super-powered Mutants! Weird science! "Futuristic" technologies brought to life! A really quick read!
Feb. 21st, 2009 10:39 am (UTC)
For any music fan of our age, I'd recommend 'Rip It Up and Start Again - Postpunk 1978-1984' by Simon Reynolds.

For me, it resulted in a fab combination of reminding me of a bunch of great stuff from the time and making me want to check out some that I missed.

(Not sure if I'll post this meme myself, though - my book pile is currently already 15 high.)
Feb. 21st, 2009 12:32 pm (UTC)
Cast in Shadow by Michele Sagara is a really nice urban fantasy you might like.
Feb. 21st, 2009 12:54 pm (UTC)
I don't know if you're into his stuff, but I recently read "Nation" by Terry Pratchett and thought it was brilliant.
My missus thought that "Yes Man" by Danny Wallace (the book that the film was based on) was good as well.
If you've read the Night Watch/Day Watch/Twilight Watch series, the apparently last book "the Last Watch" came out recently.

Feb. 21st, 2009 01:07 pm (UTC)
"Parallel Worlds" by Michio Kaku. Read it and let it blow the back of your head off. Explains in a comprehensible way about the eleven-dimensional cosmos, membrane realities, and parallel universes. It's an up-to-date look at the current state of play of cosmology. And it gives you wild, mad dreams, too.

Which is nice.
Feb. 23rd, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
The time travellers wife by: Audrey Niffenegger

Based on my belefie that, You beleive in Love. You will enjoy this book.

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