With all of the commotion surrounding films on this site, we sometimes forget about the written medium. And as I think on it, it's been a while since I read a good book. Maybe I'm just not looking hard enough, but with no more Harry Potter books coming out, I no longer have any books to look forward to reading besides Stephen King. So what I'm asking all of you is, what was the last good book you read? Would you recommend it to the rest of us or is there another book or series of books you'd think we'd enjoy.
The Bible, back when I was in Sunday school.
that's not what you meant by "good book", huh.....?
I don't really read fiction. I tend to prefer more scientific non-fiction reading material instead ( however, I guess U could say that I "read" the Harry Potter series, even tho what I actually did was listen to it on CD. Plus, it was more of a way of passing the time with my niece when I had to babysit her a few hours a day for the summer, as a favor for my sister.)
Inpulse. It's a good book. It focuses on 3 character who are sent to an institution for attepted suicide. It goes into their back stories and thier lives. It is writen in prose so even though its a lot of pages its less then 200 words a page.
I just watched "tales of earthsea", a studio ghibli film directed by hayao miyazaki's son, goro. the movie was no nausicaa, but, i am such a ghibli fanatic that i can't hate on it. anyways, goro didn't bring me into the "earthsea universe" like how hayao does with his films, but it got me curious. so i just started the earth series by ursula le guin. i am almost done with the first book, "a wizard of earthsea". so far its a good read, in fact, i like the earthsea's world of witchcraft and wizardry better than harry potter's.
Recent - I've just started "Odd Thomas" by Dean Koontz - it looks like it's going to be pretty good.
Political - Try Keith Olbermann's "Truth and Consequences" or "Worst Persons in the World"
Fantasy - For my money, I really enjoyed both "Chronicles of Thomas Covenant" by Stephen R. Donalson
Noir - I've read every single Spenser and Jesse Stone novel by Robert Parker. They are great fun.
I don't really read fiction, except for school assignments. Last non-fiction book I read was On War by Carl von Clausewitz, a Prussian general. It was a very interesting read even though he died while he was still working on the book, so it's a bit crude. But he is still celebrated by many as the most prominent military strategist ever (take that Sun Tzu and Jomini!).
Been using a couple of his theories in the strategy games I play.