Re: What makes a good book to you?
My reading comes from all parts of the spectrum. Zombie Apocalypse Trilogies to Anatomy Textbooks.
As for the fiction I've read and really enjoyed, I loved World War Z by Max Brooks. It was extremely intelligent for a sub-genre that I usually refer to as my guilty pleasure. I learned some world geography and politics along the way so that kept me engaged to be sure.
My favorite fiction book of all time though is Rant by Chuck Palahniuk. I also read his Choke and it was OK. Rant kept me guessing throughout trying to figure out exactly what the hell was going on. Kinda had a Usual Suspects ending which is always cool. Also, I'm a pretty vulgar person so the humor in the book was spot on for me.
Good luck with the book. That would be a very cool, but arduous, task to take on. Rewarding though I'm sure.
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