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10 Recommended Reads

Dune Year

If you’re getting tired of watching films or TV series amidst the quarantine and need a change of pace, why not pick up a book? Below I have listed 10 personal favorite books I suggest checking out while you have the free time. On with the list!

  1. Dune- Frank Herbert’s classic is my all-time favorite book. Not only was it a clear influence on “Star Wars” and “Game of Thrones,” but it’s a prime example of how deep and complex sci-fi can be. Aside from “Dune Messiah,” there’s no need to bother with the other sequels though.

 

  1. A Year At The Movies- “Mystery Science Theater 3000” alumni Kevin Murphy pens this hilarious book about his year long cinematic experiment. Film lovers and MST3K fans alike should get a kick out of this.

 

  1. The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy- Douglas Adams is such a unique literary voice that has often been imitated but never replicated. His first book in the series is a true sci-fi comedy classic.

 

  1. 1984- George Orwell’s ever relevant story never gets old.

 

  1. The Hobbit- Forget about the dreadful trilogy of films and check out what is arguably J.R.R. Tolkien’s best book.

 

  1. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service- You can’t go wrong with any of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels, but this one really had everything I look for in a Bond story. The film is great too!

 

  1. The Disaster Artist- Sure, the movie is a blast, but Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell’s novel about Sestero and Tommy Wiseau’s friendship and the making of “The Room” is a must read for fans of cinema history and ultra weird Hollywood stories.

 

  1. A Confederacy Of Dunces- John Kennedy Toole’s masterwork is often cited as one of the best books ever written. It is.

 

  1. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay- Michael Chabon at his best. The less you know the more rewarding it is.

 

  1. Call of Cthulhu- Honestly, I could put many H.P. Lovecraft stories here as his one of a kind mythology is so absorbing. At the end of the day though, the iconic “Call Of Cthulhu” is a great starting place. Readers should be warned of the appearance of some repugnant racism in his tales though.

 

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