I just picked up a copy of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Haven’t read it in years, but it’s really not that bad, and has some very interesting differences from the film. Clarke’s latest intro made it into my sig.
If you like daring sea-dog stories, don’t read Patrick O’Brian’s Master and Commander. Nothing will ever again match up to it or its twenty-or-so sequels. If you don’t like daring sea-dog stories, you’ll like these.
A collection of long-out-of-print pulp stories by Dashiell Hammett were just recently re-released in Nightmare Town. Hammett left his mark on every “tough” American author who came after him.
Everyone tells me I must read A Confederacy of Dunces. The last time everyone told me to do something I went and saw The Big Lebowski. Now I can no longer wear my bathrobe to the 7-Eleven.