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(NPR)   What kind of books are best to read during this pandemic? Subby is going with The Plague by Camus   (npr.org) divider line
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2020-09-24 10:29:51 AM  
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2020-09-24 9:23:49 AM  
2 votes:
The Stand
 
2020-09-24 3:40:02 PM  
1 vote:
After a five year wait, Jim Butcher's new Dresden Files novel came out a couple months ago with another one coming out next week.
 
2020-09-24 11:33:11 AM  
1 vote:
A Canticle For Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.

I re-read it pretty much yearly.
 
2020-09-24 10:11:22 AM  
1 vote:
The Plague is good but The Stranger is a better read. Oddly, it fits right into 2020 as well.
 
2020-09-24 9:51:06 AM  
1 vote:
Anything by Phillip K Dick. Though the dystopia is becoming more real every day so I'll soon switch to someone else.
 
2020-09-24 9:34:41 AM  
1 vote:
I just finished the audio version of Goon Squad by Johnathan L. Howard. It's super fun and actiony. I would suggest that. His other books are great too.

I'd also suggest the First Law series by Joe Abercrombie, anything by Larry Correia, anything by Jim Butcher or anything read by John Lee.
 
2020-09-24 9:28:03 AM  
1 vote:
It seems pointless to read crappy pandemic themed books, just because there's a pandemic.  Read something good, whatever the genre.

I'm currently halfway through the Thursday Next books by Jasper Fforde.  I resisted them a long time because I assumed it would be based on yet another generic vapid petticoat relationship heroine strolling through English literature.  It's better than I expected and I'm enjoying it.

I hit a string of of four straight series that failed miserably on their final book, so it's nice to see an author who trusts their editor/uses an editor.
 
2020-09-24 8:52:57 AM  
1 vote:
Journal of a Plague Year

The Decameron
 
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