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The Book Corner / Books that got you started
« on: May 30, 2009, 12:44:27 AM »
I was reading several of the topics and something prompted me to remember The Forgotten Door, by Alexander Key.  It was the first SF book I ever read, back when I was just starting to read books without pictures, and it was one of those books that really set me on my course as a reader.  Along with the Danny Dunn books, Toby Tyler, Johny Tremain, and the Sherlock Holmes stories, this was one of the books that turned me into a lifelong reader.

I'm sure all of us who are readers have similar books that shaped us as readers.  I'd love to know what some of them were for others...

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I'm really impressed with many of the recommendations here.  In particularl I'm a big fan of No Blade of Grass and I am Legend.  A couple more I'd recommend are:

The Postman by David Brin -- So much better than the tepid movie based on the book
The Ophiuchi Hotline by John Varley -- a different sort of post-appocolypse book

There's also The Man in the High Castle by Phillip K. Dick, which is not really post-appocolyptic but more of an alternate history where the Allies lost WWII.

Unfortunately, none of the three are available for Kindle...

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