MissingDividends wrote:How did this go 44 recommendations without someone recommending The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)?
In addition I'd recommend Fahrenheit 451 (Bradbury) and Animal Farm (Orwell).
(Yes, I know it's says "Recommend a Book", but they're all good)
because most of us have probably read them? ... maybe? huh? just a little bit?
Just because most of us have read them doesn't make them not worth recommending. Yeah, most people don't get anything out of the recommendation, but I occasionally run into xkcd-ish people who haven't read (for example) Hitchhiker's Guide, and they're the ones who obviously need the help of recommendations the most. (Those conversations/encounters usually ends with a trip to the library, my room, or a bookstore, whichever is closest.)
Well, since it's the recommendation thread, I suppose I'll try not to get too off topic:
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Amazing book. I certainly can't do it justice, so I'll just link to the amazon page (for the reviews): http://www.amazon.com/Kite-Runner-Khale ... 1594480001
The Incarnations of Immortality Series - Piers Anthony
(First book is "On a Pale Horse")Very
interesting series. Each book is about, well, an Incarnation (Death, Time, Fate, War, Nature, etc.) I highly recommend reading them in order, although it isn't terribly important (it just makes a bit more sense) except that the first five have to be read before six and seven.