The Lido by Libby Page is a lovely little book about a community coming together to save a neighborhood pool. Very sweet
I have one of these in front of my house too :)
Foucault’s Pendulum is probably an easier read. Also quite good
Sounds familiar. From 1977’s The Twenty Days of Turin by Giorgio De Maria.
Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco got me thinking about what books would mean in a world scarce with books and literacy
I was thinking about this. your best bet might be to read an anthology, like The Big Book of Science Fiction: https://penguinrandomhousehighereducation.com/book/?isbn=9781101910092 Reading a selection might help you figure out what you like!
I’m skeptical. I guess I know too many people who’ve injured themselves pretty badly doing this
I really like Bathtub. Got a real Kafka vibe. Cyberiad is very surreal.
You could start with what’s probably the first SF novel: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. It’s great!
Yeah, I dig Lem. Have you read Memoirs Found in a Bathtub or Cyberiad?
I think my fav is probably count of monte cristo
I used to a looooong time ago :)
This is pretty close to my method but I use my local public library :)
Parenting from the Inside Out (you don’t need kids)
Real conspiracies and real journalism are often messy, unsatisfying, and ultimately unknowable. Example 9,786
I quite liked The White Mountains and Holes. And Castle in the Attic.
Any time I can grab a little (or a lot of) time :)
I have shelves of books in almost every room in my house lol
I’ve enjoyed all of them but those were the ones that stuck in my memory as something special :)
I especially recommend episodes 3, 8, and 14.
The Paris Review has a nice podcast too where the unearth recordings of old interviews or get actors to reenact them
4, probably 1-2%. Read most of my books from public library
you can do it! :)