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Recomend a good book

Looking for a good book to read. Just finished reading the Slash book and The Dirt they were great but I am not interested in reading another biography style book for a while. I also have recently read Room, but dont want something that sad/heavy.

I am looking for something fiction, that will keep me interested from start to finish. Any suggestions?
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Science fiction, fantasy, detective/crime, horror, romance, period piece, medical drama?


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Naked by David Sedaris had me laughing my ass off. It's semi-autobiographical, but with a humorists twist. I didn't put it down.
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Pretty open to whatever, not a huge fan of SF, Romance or horror. But a good read is a good read.
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The Forever War by Joe Haldeman (spelling?).

Sci-fi but not in-your-face-crazy-techno-sci-fi. It's got action, romance, adventure, a little politics. It's not cheesy sci-fi either, its very down to earth/gritty, realistic sci-fi, with a lot of intelligent thoughts on how society could potentially change over hundreds, if not thousands, of years.

I'm not a sc-fi nut but this books was GREAT.
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A Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin.
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Recomend a good book

I remember a book I read in middle school or hight school. Monster by Walter Myers. Loved this book and its still one of my favorite. It's a little different because its kinda set up as a diary/in court.
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Naked by David Sedaris had me laughing my ass off. It's semi-autobiographical, but with a humorists twist. I didn't put it down.
dress your family in corduroy also by Sedaris sounds similar, I nearly died laughing in parts of it

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan, good fiction read
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If you like thrillers, I can recommend all 4 books by S.J. Bolton and the Simon Beckett "The Chemistry of Death" trilogy.

The Swarm (Frank Schätzing) - 700 pages fiction thriller

A short Story of nearly Everything (Bill Bryson) - interesting and amusing

Bad Science (Ben Goldacre) - funny and interesting

Kolyma Tales (Varlam Shalamov) - deeply disturbing (but written in a wonderfull light language) autobiography of a Soviet Gulag survivor. In my opinion a must-read. In German, it was published in an series of 4 books. The first one ("Spuren im Schnee - Erzählungen aus Kolyma Band 1") I'd recommend most. The other ones are a bit heavy.

An other amazing book is "Buntschatten und Fledermäuse" by Axel Brauns. Its an autobiographic story of an autist. Dont know if its already translated.
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