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The Guardian top 20 geek books

Following ylla's post about the guardian top 20 geek books, I thought it would be interesting to see how this compared to how well read they were, so a poll...

(Feel free to post comments with any you particularly recommend reading)

Poll #616266 The Guardian's list of top 20 geek books

Which of these have you read?

The HitchHiker's Guide to the Galaxy -- Douglas Adams
1(6.2%)
Nineteen Eighty-Four -- George Orwell
1(6.2%)
Brave New World -- Aldous Huxley
0(0.0%)
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? -- Philip Dick
0(0.0%)
Neuromancer -- William Gibson
0(0.0%)
Dune -- Frank Herbert
0(0.0%)
I, Robot -- Isaac Asimov
0(0.0%)
Foundation -- Isaac Asimov
0(0.0%)
The Colour of Magic -- Terry Pratchett
0(0.0%)
Microserfs -- Douglas Coupland
0(0.0%)

And These?

Snow Crash -- Neal Stephenson
0(0.0%)
Watchmen -- Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
0(0.0%)
Cryptonomicon -- Neal Stephenson
1(7.1%)
Consider Phlebas -- Iain M Banks
0(0.0%)
Stranger in a Strange Land -- Robert Heinlein
1(7.1%)
The Man in the High Castle -- Philip K Dick
0(0.0%)
American Gods -- Neil Gaiman
0(0.0%)
The Diamond Age -- Neal Stephenson
0(0.0%)
The Illuminatus! Trilogy -- Robert Shea & Robert Anton Wilson
0(0.0%)
Trouble with Lichen - John Wyndham
1(7.1%)

Comments

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emperor
20th Nov, 2005 08:59 (UTC)
I've read bits of the HHGTTG script, and have read other books by Iain M Banks. I've read one or two Heinleins, but can't remember whether they include Stranger in a Strange Land.
randomchris
20th Nov, 2005 17:34 (UTC)
I keep meaning to read Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? and 1984, but I've just never found copies of them when I was in the mood for it.

I dipped into a few pages of the Illuminatus! Trilogy and found something about a bloke shagging a golden apple. It was very weird and didn't make me inclined to read the rest of it.
randomchris
20th Nov, 2005 17:38 (UTC)
P.S. I am appalled that nobody else has read Stranger In A Strange Land. I shall smite them all forthwith.
river_of_
21st Nov, 2005 12:20 (UTC)
The majority of those I haven't read are on my list of things to read though and, with the exception of Douglas Coupland, Robert Shea & Robert Anton Wilson, Neal Stephenson and Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons, I've read other books of all the authors (actually I may have read some of the exceptions too and not remembered, I read too much! :)
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