peteforde: It's not a breezy quick read, but my favourite sci-fi is always likely to be Cryptonomicon read comments

ivanmaeder: It took me a while to warm up to this but I'm glad I stuck it out. I think the charm is in the language and the crazy mix of characters, the way religion is dealt with in a very human way... read comments

benihana: We're all playing a game and most of us aren't even aware that we can choose not to play. Yossarian is one of the bravest characters in all of literature. He stays true to himself even in... read comments

sballin: Is one of my new favorites of all time. Once you get past the opening descriptions of valleys and farms, the story is relatable, gripping, and unexpected. read comments

btschaegg: Worth reading for the landscape descriptions alone, McCarthy transforms the American west into a hellscape of inhuman violence, savagery, and evil; and yet, it's a beautiful descent into madness... read comments

roystonvassey: The more everything changes the same humans stay. 200 years old and yet you can empathise with every character read comments

jaxOLantern: Not the easiest read but immensely rewarding. For better or worse some of Pynchon’s vivid descriptions are burned into my soul. read comments

jfc: The Count of Monte Cristo is a true masterpiece. I have the unabridged version and have recommended it to others many times. Dumas has profound insight into human nature... read comments

brownbat: People could get different takeaways, but it made me think very deeply about falsifiability, the limits of persuasion, and the thin lines between plausible, reasonable, and likely theories about the world. read comments

anatoly: The best historical novels (the Aubrey-Maturin series) ever written, by a huge margin. The series transcend the genre and I count the Aubrey-Maturin books among the very best books I read... read comments

MuEta: It was 3000+ pages all told, and I LOVED it. His writing has always enthralled me, and I was hooked from the start. read comments

jlangenauer: Sure, you can read about people who've made everything, but what about people who lose everything. Absolutely everything. Shattering, tragic fiction. read comments

ravishi: I still can't put into words how this book changed my world view, but it was one of the most impacting books I've ever read. From religion to arts to personal goals, everything changed with... read comments

dyukqu: What they made me realise was that people are not absolutely good or absolutely bad. Human character consists of so many gray areas. read comments

green7ea: Shogun is an awesome read; I read it yearly. The many interleaving and embedded plots create fascinating character depth. Not only that but Clavel easily transitions between the point of view of... read comments