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I've been slowly trudging through The Tale of Genji. Not easy reading, but it's mostly just various sexual escapades and court intrigue... There's this fantastically entertaining part where the protagonist and his best friend have more or less of a love triangle with an old woman... I read it on my lunch break. It's like reading a romance novel without all the raised eyebrows.

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One of my favorite authors is Raymond E. Fiest. His first two books, Magician: Apprentice and Magician: Master are high on my list of favorites and I enjoyed his other books too.

Terry Brooks' Shanara books are good also.

Read some Douglas Adams!

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The greatest series ever penned. When I first read "The Eye In The Pyramid," I literally went mildly insane for a few days.

Most of the Cthulhu Mythos literature is pretty good, too. "At the Mountains of Madness" is great.

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"The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul" is probably one of my favorite books ever, almost entirely for Chapter 3, when Dirk makes his entrance, kind of. :)
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Andrea: I heard that Guillermo del Toro (dir. of Blade II, Cronos, Mimic, Devil's Backbone, Hellboy) may do "At the Mountains of Madness" as film.
Also, if you like Illuminatus, be sure to check out Shrodinger's Cat also by RAW. In fact, you may wanna check some of his other work, they are more philosophical, less fiction, but still mind blowing.

Dirk Gently was so fantastic!!!

A funny book that I don't think was mentioned (may have been and I've forgotten) is:

"Good Omens" by Neil Gaiman and Terry Patchet.

There are a couple of non-fiction books I read recently which were good:

The Hot Zone (it scared the jeebee jeebees out of me!)
Fermat's Enigma about Fermat's Theorem. Very interesting.


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