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?
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 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.
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.