Summer reading recommendation please!
July 10, 2013 2:05 PM Subscribe
I need a new book to read for my upcoming trip (including long flights). It must be available on kindle. Details inside, of the kind of book I am looking for.
posted by Joh to Shopping (31 answers total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
I recently read and loved "Mr Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore" and "Nexus". Something akin to either of those two would be very welcome. The amazon recommendations for Mr Penumbra seemed mostly to be contemporary fiction of a kind I am not interested in - heartwarming stories of eccentric characters type of thing. I want something with a technology element to it. I loved the data manipulation aspect of Mr Penumbra!
I love sci-fi, and mysteries, and I especially love sci-fi mysteries. In terms of general sci-fi tastes I love Neal Stephenson, Iain Banks, Ken MacLeod, William Gibson, and Richard K Morgan. I do not like fantasy at all. In terms of general fiction, I like Dan Brown type stories, but can't stand Dan Brown's writing. I'm totally blanking on general fiction authors I like, so hit me with your recommendations that fit the requirements of fiction or science fiction including a mystery, and technology.