|Well if you don't mind non-fiction then Danger's Hour by Maxwell Taylor Kennedy is one of my favorite books of all time and one of the best historic account books in general.|
|For some awesome nonfiction: |
In the Blink of an Eye by Walter Murch. excellent, clear, non-challenging/not overtly technical exploration of film by a master film editor/longtime collaborator of Francis Ford Coppola.
The White Album by Joan Didion. A collection of articles/essays by all-star 60's cultural journalist. Brilliant stuff.
|Also I always recommend Flannery O'Conner's A Good Man is Hard to Find (short story collection). That stuff is haunting and timeless.|
For a novel, take a look at Grendel by John Gardener. A really accessible postmodern novel that views Beowulf from the monster's perspective and makes nihilism really lively, personal and accessible. A really fun, engaging read in spite of its content.
|Pots recommended Oryx and Crake to me a while back and it's amazing so I highly recommend that one. Post apocalyptic fiction type of book if that sounds interesting to you.|
|Been jamming 5 and 6 a lot, actually.|
I haven't read any noteworthy fiction in a while, but "Washington's Farewell: The Founding Father's Warning to Future Generations" and "Black Flags" were both very interesting reads if you're in the mood for something a bit more serious.
|Dune is the best sci-fi of all time, but everyone already knew that.|
|new John le Carre novel is out. I have a copy but I haven't read it yet. If you like spy novels I'd highly recommend most of his classics, especially Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy or The Spy Who Came In from the Cold|
|one of my faves that i never see get much attention is ryu murakami - piercing, so if youre into psychological kind-of-thriller-kind-of-realist stuff i highly recommend it|
|Oryx and Crake was good, yeah.|
Check Red Dragon by Thomas Harris, Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy, Raw Shark Texts by Stephen Hall, and Jerusalem by Alan Moore. All fiction, all books I've read this year and all great.
|Guess there's two other books in the Orxy and Crake series too, gonna have to get on those hard.|
|heard really good things about Oryx and Crake.|
right now i'm reading Cosmopolis by Don Delillo
|When it comes to coffee table wank I always recommend|
It’s photographs of atomic tests in the 50s/60s and it’s a thing of beauty.
Also, digging the Dark Tower series right now
|Dark Tower series |
Also, I prefer Fantasy/High fantasy, so if you're into that type of thing, I recommend the following:
The Dresden Files
The Stormlight Archive
The Kingkiller Chronicle
Those are also all still currently ongoing series.
|'Confederacy of Dunces' if u haven't already|