I read a lot of books. I always have and it’s always a wide variety of books. This year I’m sure I’ve read a leat 40. So this week instead of bringing something deep and meaningful this I’m coming at you with some of my favorite books in the history of everything.
The Martian – Andy Weir. It’s funny and written how people actually talk. There is surviving on Mars, disco, jerry rigged space ships and poop potatoes. What else do you need?
Anything Neil Gaiman has been in the vacinity of. Seriously the man is a genius. Neverwhere is funny and whimsical. American Gods is awesome. Good Omens (written with Terry Pratchett) is one of the best things put on paper. If you don’t love Crowly I question your taste. He’s also written for Doctor Who (The Doctors Wife episode is one of my favorite) so really how can you argue with that sort of talent. Whatever the man writes is damn gold.
Ice Station – Mathew Reilly. Ok so I know it’s a wierd choice but many many years ago I read this in 24hrs. It’s exactly what reading an action movie would be like. The characters are likeable and it’s crazy easy to read. I found it hard to put down and I got sucked right in.
When Rabbit Howls – Truddi Chase. It’s the fascinating and sad story of a woman with disassociative personality disorder. It chronicles her years of abuse starting at an early age and the development of her personalities. She refused to try an amalgamate them into one main personality as she believed that they all had a function. I read it when I was a teenager and it blew my freakin mind and it’s stuck with me years and years later.
Buddhism for Busy People – David Michie. I bought this book when I lived in one of the most hodge podge diverse parts of Newcastle (I lived at the end where the hookers and train station were) from a cute bookshop. It was also a time in my life when I felt lost and it kicked into gear my serious interest in Buddhism. It’s talks about it in practical every day terms and it’s quite funny and totally real.