THE SHINING. And a lot of Bradbury.
Sandkings by George RR Martin [a novella], A Boy and his Dog by Harlan Ellison [a novella] and The Langoliers by Stephen King - the audio unabridged read by Willem Dafoe [a novella].......I like novellas, a good 2 to 3 hour readsAli
Ursula LeGuin, THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS. Kurt Vonnegut, THE SIRENS OF TITAN.
Glad to see Scott Cupp mention Simak. An amazingly good writer who is apparently largely unread nowadays. It's unconscionable that he's not in the SF Hall of Fame.I keep rereading Clarke's Childhood's End and Sheckley's Dimension of Miracles.
I'm a big fan of Simak's work (notice I sneaked CITY into my paragraph). And too many others to mention.
Well, I mentioned Davidson, Leiber, Russ, Borges and Ellison and collaborators in PARTNERS IN WONDER over there...which leaves out so many it goes past not being funny to funny again. Alfred Bester's short fiction, and Simak's short fiction, and certainly both THE SIRENS OF TITAN and BLUEBEARD, and the short fiction...Le Guin's short fiction and essays...Knight and Wilhelm...Pohl and/or Kornbluth...Campbell and Etchison...Emshwiller and Lafferty...Pollack and Lansdale...
Zelazny's "Lord of Light." Six times and counting...
Probably "Forever War" by Joe Haldeman. LOTR Trilogy and Shardik by Richard Adams(dozen times each). I'm a big fan of your blog but I read much more SciFi/Fantasy than Western or Mystery.
I was going to say none of them but Ali reminded me that I've read A BOY AND HIS DOG twice, maybe three times. But then, I haven't read a lot of s-f so maybe I shouldn't pop in.
I've probably never read any novel more than twice - I can think of several by Heinlein or Philip Dick or Larry Niven. Since it says "book" rather than novel, I'll throw in THE BEST OF CORDWAINER SMITH.
1984 by George Orwell. I reread it every few years. I've lost count of the number of times.Can't explain why that one hits me like no other.The Hobbit and Lord of The Rings by Tolkien. Don't much care for any of his other works.As for horror, the only thing I can remember reading more than once is 'Salem's Lot. And only twice there.
Bill Crider: Sorry, I didn't catch the Simak City reference the first time around.I also greatly enjoy Bester's The Stars... and a ton of others, Lafferty, Pangborn, Le Guin, Blaylock, Waldrop, Sturgeon, Stapledon, etc. even though I don't reread most of their specific stories / novels very often. It's interesting how certain stories/writing (even those we don't think are necessarily the best writing,or even the best liked) strike chords that compel rereading.
Childhood's end, the short stories in The SF Hall of Fame, and Bradbury's early stuff
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