Nov 28, 2007

baseline

What I've already read from the list, recently enough that I still remember all the details pretty well:

- Anthem by Ayn Rand (read it last night)
- A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
- Doc and Fluff by Patrick Califia
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
- Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut
- The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
- The Long Walk by Stephen King
- Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler
- The Penultimate Truth by Philip K. Dick
- Perdido Street Station by China Miéville
- The Running Man by Stephen King (as Richard Bachman)
- The Stand by Stephen King

Apparently, I've read way too much King.

4 comments:

Doc Holaday said...

Cool blog. I linked it to my site (http://docs50.blogspot.com). I have read everything on your list, with two exceptions. As you might expect, one of those was Doc and Fluff. It sounds ... uh ... "interesting." Perdido Street Station is on my list to read as well.

downtown guy said...

Yeah, Doc and Fluff's an odd one. Too much plot for porn, too much hardcore sex for a regular sf novel. But Perdido Street Station's one of the best-written books I've ever read, and that's saying a lot. It's not a quick one by any means, but it's well worth it.

Anonymous said...

'Mistress of Silence' by Jacqueline Harpman is an astoundng dystopian book.

Also 'House of the Scorpion' by Nancy Farmer!!

downtown guy said...

Thanks! I'll look those up.