Science fiction fantasy
- Nov 14, 2013
2001 by ARThur c. clark
If I have one at all, it's Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco, for the brilliance of its central conceit, the way it drags you in so that you almost believe it yourself, and the wide range of its esoteric interest.
I remember really enjoying Foucault's Pendulum. Now I'm worried.
Were you quite young at the time? I can easily see why I thought so highly of it in my early twenties.
Good choice! Hadn't thought of that one. May have to consider it seriously.I've always chosen Catch-22 for this question. It had an enormous impact on me and has shaped a lot of my views on politics and society. It's also darkly funny and horrifying in equal measure. 1984 might get all the recognition, but for my money there is no book better than Catch-22 at summarizing our times and how dehumanizing our modern society truly is.
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