18. "All I know is I want an excuse to reread a Vonnegut" In response to In response to 17 Fri Mar-30-12 01:23 AM by Duval Spit
It should be renowned in SOME circle and it should have hit the reader in the gut on first read. Enough to suggest it to others.
Here were the reasons for my inclusions: The Stars My Destination - the "original Cyberpunk" story. Not entirely true, but its a total genre fun summer book that has had tons of influence on sci-fi from page to screen. Loved by sci-fi authors (aka THIS IS WHAT THE WRITERS READ), this book also made my heart race on first read and continues to bring pleasure to me and the many people I've recommended it to who love it. The Magnificent Ambersons - Orson Welles made an abundance of Best Films lists ( http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/the+magnificent+ambersons/ ) for adapting one of the "Best 100 Novels" by Modern Library ( http://www.modernlibrary.com/top-100/100-best-novels/ ). In unrelated news, it reminded me of my mother. Things Fall Apart - The only book from my high school curriculum I truly loved cover to cover.