What is the most entertaining (not necessarily radical) book you have read or listened to?

Submitted by leftous in books

Just wondering where people are at when it comes to being straight up entertained by a novel (regardless of format).

For me, it would be "Time and Time Again" by Ben Elton or "11/22/63" by Stephen King. Not radical books by any means, but I've always found the idea of alt-history very entertaining and interesting (even if I don't agree with the author's views).

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NeoliberalismKills wrote

The Saga of the Seven Suns, by Kevin Anderson, had me riveted for the entire seven books. Speaker for the Dead and Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card I've read multiple times. And definitely don't agree with Card's politics.

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braketheboxes wrote

Most entertaining was probably Kevin Mitnick's "Ghost in the Wires". I could not put this book down. I also enjoyed Cory Doctorow's "Little Brother" and "Homeland" books.

Most radical was probably Chomsky's "On Anarchism" or Naomi Klein's No Logo. I have my eye out for a copy of her "Shock Doctrine" book, I have the documentary however. Her book on climate change "This Changes Everything" is in my to read queue.

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leftous OP wrote

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braketheboxes wrote

Nice. Thank you! :)

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leftous OP wrote

Np. I can get the pdf/epub too if you prefer to e-read. I am just an audiobook fiend myself.

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braketheboxes wrote

Thanks, I'm familiar with the material due to the documentary so the audiobook will do for now. I appreciate it all the same however.

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ladyanarchist wrote

the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy series are great audio books for long car rides. So are the Sherlock Holmes mysteries.

For reading, I loved "Another Roadside Attraction" by Tom Robbins. "The Monkey Wrench Gang" by Edward Abbey, "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austin, and "The Illustrated Man" by Ray Bradbury.

The Road was great. So was "The Day of the Triffids" by John Wyndham.

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