King Rat (gkr) wrote,
King Rat

Favorite Novels

For no real reason, here are my top novels that I've read.
The Sweet Hereafter, Russell Banks
The Scar, China Miéville
The Sparrow, Mary Doria Russell
Death of a Red Heroine, Qiu Xiaolong
Santiago, Mike Resnick
Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
1984, George Orwell
The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood
The Milagro Beanfield War, John Nichols

and of course

King Rat, James Clavell

There's a predominance of SF there, though I tend to read less of it these days. But for folks who claim that SF stories aren't relevant, I point out Fahrenheit 451, 1984, and The Handmaid's Tale (yes I know Atwood claims not to write SF).

I debated putting The Grapes of Wrath there, because I remember really enjoying the book, but it's been 20 years since I read it and I barely remember its contents anymore. Perhaps it's time to re-read it.

  • Last post

    I don't plan to delete my LJ (I paid for permanent status, dammit), but this will be the last post. I don't plan to read it anymore, either…

  • Unemployed

    Turns out my insurance is cut off at midnight tonight, not the end of the month. In a way, that's a good thing. Now I'll move my appointment…

  • Home from the cruise, off to Sunnyvale

    A week off, but tomorrow I head to the home office for a week there.

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened