Absolutely Adequate wrote:What have you enjoyed in the past? Otherwise, you'll end up getting all sorts of books that might appeal to others, but would bore you to tears.
I know some people love the books mentioned in this thread, but when I've read Shogun and The Bourne Identity, I've had to try not to fall asleep the entire time. On the other hand, Ethan Canin really floats my boat. So, if you want good answers, let us know what books/genres you've enjoyed in the past.
In the past, I've generally read very mainstream type books...a lot of Stephen King, James Patterson, etc. when it comes to fiction. I read Dan Brown's stuff, too, but I'm not entirely sure what I'm looking for at this point. I guess I'm looking for something that isn't that kind of fiction - something with a little more depth and emotion...
I seem to enjoy stuff that is pseudo science fiction, but being presented as a theory that the believe to be true. I don't know if anyone has heard anything about "The Bible Codes" or the 2012 Doomsday prophecy, but I definitely enjoyed watching specials on that stuff on TV.
I also really enjoy Twilight Zone type of fiction. I've read quite a few short stories by Rod Serling, and I definitely enjoy that type of fiction..subtle thoughout, but then the moral/ending hits you at the end and you just have to nod your head and say, wow.
I've read the classics too, and enjoyed most, and have read names like Zinn but I suppose I'm looking for something lighter or in the case of the Doomsday type stuff, a straight departure from reality...