Originally posted by Stan James: ... What the heck was it about?
I'm not sure that anyone -- perhaps even Delany -- knows for sure.
But I like the non-linear stream of consciousness style, the poetic imagery, and the apparent metafiction qualities. I think this was the first "experimental" novel I read (about 25 years ago), and the idea that it could be so engrossing without making absolute sense was intriguing to me.
"We're kind of on the level of crossword puzzle writers... And no one ever goes to them and gives them an award." ~Joe Strummer sscce.org
Ringword - Larry Niven Old Path, White Cloud - Thich Nhat Hanh I, Robot - Isaac Asimov How to Solve It - George Polya Shockwave Rider - John Brunner The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand Death on the Nile - Agatha Christi Godel, Escher and Bach - Douglas R. Hofstadter
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1. It's Not About the Bike (My journey back to life) - Lance Armstrong 2. The 5 people you meet in heaven - Mitch Albom 3. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho 4. Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien (I have not yet seen the movie!) 5. Garfield and Dilbert books
"Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless."
Wow, its hard to narrow it down to a small list. Besides, my list probably changes every couple of months depending upon what I've read recently! I can't pick favourites, but here's a selection of some good books I've read recently.