Not necessarily a book you can recommend to everyone, just a book you personally like very much. Feel free to mention multiple books if you can’t name just one.

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Of Mice And Men

Animal Farm

poVoq
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I don’t think I can narrow it down to a favorite, but Blindsight is pretty darn good.

yeah that’s a fantastic book

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My favourite as well! It’s the epitome of speculative science/fiction: taking a fascinating concept and exploring its implications - precisely what I want out of the genre.

@N0b3d
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I can’t only choose one, but some (in no particular order) are:

  • Ayuamarca, by Darren O’Shaughnessy
  • Liege-Killer, by Christopher Hinz
  • Altered Carbon, by Richard K. Morgan and many others

Older:

  • Dune, by Frank Herbert
  • LotR, by Tolkien
  • The Stainless Steel Rat, by Harry Harrison and many others
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Fiction: Foundation by Isaac Asimov; Non-fiction: The Song of the Dodo by David Quammen

@ray
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The Song of the Dodo looks pretty interesting. Love the sciency but not too academic type of books. And it’s available on open library for free! https://openlibrary.org/works/OL2699033W/The_Song_of_the_Dodo_Island_Biogeography_in_and_Age_of_Extinctions

I recently enjoyed The Man Who Loved Only Numbers by Paul Hoffman

@mahamara
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God Emperor of Dune

The City and the Stars is one of my all time favorites.

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Dune - Frabk Herbert

Nutuk (The great speech) - M. Kemal Atatürk

Dessalines
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Dunes up there too for me. So nervous about the movie… I’m trying to go in with low expectations but its difficult because the cast and previews for it seem stellar.

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Hmm, maybe from general literature I’d pick Umberto Eco’s The Prague Cemetary, for being funny and interesting with an end that let’s your heart sink…

Or probably The god of small things by Arundhati Roy. The book is an absolute treat and Arundhati Roy is just great in general!

In politics, it would be easily Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman’s Manufacturing Consent. A lot of the books argument feels like common sense, however what impressed me so much was the detailed outline and references that drove down the point of the book so well.

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I love the god of small things! Been a while since I read it though.

The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini

@onlooker
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Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Not very original, I know, but I really enjoyed the humor.

@tracyspcy
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Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

@stopit
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“Tales of the City” (and all 9 books in the series) by Armistead Maupin.

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If you have just one then you haven’t read enough books!

Educated - Tara Westover.

Wild - Cheryl Strayed.

Capital and Ideology - Thomas Piketty.

Bowling Alone - Robert Putnam.

There are dozens more books that deserve honorable mentions, but these four have been the most personally impactful and deeply relatable to my own lived experiences.

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The Ringworld series from Larry Niven is actually an often overlooked masterpiece similar in scope to Dune.

Ian M. Banks - The Player of Games

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