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Charles Stross: Accelerando
Spectacular. Near-singularity and during-singularity Earth (and beyond). Was waiting for a novel like this. Sort of a fictional companion to "The Singularity is Near."
Julian Barnes: Arthur and George
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and an English vicar in a detective novel based on real events. Interesting.
Umberto Eco: Foucault's Pendulum
Started this several times but will finish it now. Excellent so far.
Mark Z. Danielewski: House of Leaves
Very strange story-within-a-story. I like it so far, but it's definitely not for readers of conventional story lines.
China Mieville: Iron Council
China Mieville writes some of the most amazing fantasy I've ever read. This is spectacular stuff. He also has an amazing vocabulary, and I'm often looking up words; it's ripe for reading on the Kindle because of the dictionary feature, but I'm waiting at least for v2.0.
Richard K. Morgan: Market Forces
The near future, where corporations rule the world and knock off executives in automobile death matches. I prefer Morgan's other more science fictionish novels.
Adam Felber: Schrodinger's Ball: A Novel
Fun and quirky. Any novel that incorporates a dead physicist and a dead/non-dead character -- both of whom wander around as part of the plot -- peaks my interest.
William Faulkner: The Sound and the Fury
Bought this more than 30 years ago and finally reading it. Don't think I like it, classic or not.