Yeah. Brave New World is pretty damn good. I'm also hoping I can get House of Leaves at the library soon.
I will make this happen! I can raise a hippalektryon. I'll put ribbons in its mane and tail feathers. It'll be a Sussex cock and a Thoroughbred horse. I'll hunt the gryphon and bring back the jar of blood. You can write his secrets on a sheet of paper made from a dead ent. You will go to Candyland, where many a great warrior fell!
More Information Than You Require, by John Hodgman. Freaking hilarious.
"Great Britain's two most senior military officers added to the uneasiness. [...] Lord Wolseley, Adjutant General, thought that it might be possible for an enemy to invade without waiters and pastrycooks." -Robert K. Massie, Dreadnought
I've been rereading my HP Lovecraft: Complete and Unabridged collection recently. To my knowledge, it lives up to its title and contains all of his works, including some early drafts of some material that never got published. I know of some of the other authors who wrote some stuff in the Cthulhu Mythos, but I don't know which one to check out first.
If you want a mix of authors, you can check out books like, 'The Horror in the Museum,' and 'Tales of the Lovecraft Mythos.' They contain a great mix of stories from many of Lovecraft's peers. I really liked the stories in 'The Horror in the Museum.'
As for specific authors, I'm personally partial to Henry Kuttner and Thomas Ligotti, but only because they created my favorite beings; Vorvadoss and Cynothoglys.
"TV Tropes must be one of the few places you can type "kitten" in the search engine and wind up reading about the mafia" TVTropes.org
Just finished 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' by Hemmingway. The turgid, repetative writing, pseudo-Olde English and dodgy political position (Soviets good, four legs bad) kistracted me from a good story. Typical bloody Hemingway.
I'm reading Catch-22 now, also War and Peace.
"You... expect mindless following of laws."
"the rules are different for the collective (government)." m52nickerson
"Some people say I’m extreme, but they said the John Birch Society was extreme, too.” Kelly Khuri, founder of the Clark County Tea Party Patriots
I just finished reading Good Omens by Gaiman and Prachett for the first time. It was one of the most amazing things I've ever read. I kind of feel bad that it took me this long to actually experience it. I have no idea what I'll read next. With so much to do for school and such, choosing a book is very important.