The Queu, or Books Waiting Impaitently to be Read

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  • Skipped Parts, Tim Sandlin
  • Ulysses, James Joyce (This one scares me)
  • The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner
  • Idoru, William Gibson
  • Hannibal, Thomas Harris
  • The Witch Doctor, Cristopher Stasheff
  • 2001:A Space Odessey, Arthur C. Clarke
  • Microserfs, Douglas Coupland
  • Ringworld, Larry Niven
  • Main Street, Sinclair Lewis
  • The Idiot, Fyoder Dosteovsky
  • Software, Rudy Rucker
  • Lord Jim, Joseph Conrad
  • Only Begotten Daughter, James Morrow
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I own /most/ of these, although one or two I've yet to shell out the cash for. Anyways, warn me against crappy books or rush me to read the good ones.

Well, I enjoyed Idoru, Microserfs, Software and Only Begotten Daughter. 2001 was ok (complemented the movie nicely). The Sound and the Fury I hated when forced to read it in high school and I haven't wanted to tackle Ulysses after disliking A Portrait of an Artist as a young man (also in high school).

But that's just me :)

Idoru is very good, and kind of a prerequisite for All Tomorrow's Parties if you're going to be reading that. I've heard good things about Only Begotten Daughter and the rest of Morrow's work.

I have Gibson's Virtual Light trilogy on my lists as well. I would highly suggest reading Virtual Light first and above the other two works. The discription of the Golden Gate bridge culture and JD Shapley the AIDS martyr are both extremely well wrought.