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I second name of the wind and the lightbringer series. Another good one is the lies of locke lamare.
I really liked that one. Also, he has a great selection of short stories: Fortune Smiles.https://www.amazon.com/Orphan-Masters-Son-Pulitzer-Fiction/dp/0812982622
one of the better books I've read in a while (Mrs Mud didn't like it much). If you liked (or disliked) Life of Pi it has the same feel
+1 on John K.
Did you like Station Eleven? it has been on my list but I keep passing it up.Norco 80 by Peter Houlahan - bank robbery in greater LA, in you guessed it, 1980. Sort of the impetus of over arming police. Cool story, good writing, half wit criminals.
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch - scifi, time travel, second chances.
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann - turn of the previous century Oklahoma history of Native American mistreatment and the impetus for creating the FBI.
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead - 60's story of a kid sent to a reform school in Florida.
Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel - pandemic post apocalyptic tale of a traveling band of musicians going between small villages in what was Michigan and Illinois
About half way through Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir, glad to hear it doesn't go off the rails like Artemis.
Station Eleven was really good. The first half was a little disjointed, but things started to click in the back half and pulled the seemingly divergent tales into a solid story. It also has some eerie parallels to our current pandemic and how things could have just gone slightly differently and really led to a different place. It's not a particularly dark story though, actually quite optimistic for something that kills off most of the world's population.Did you like Station Eleven? it has been on my list but I keep passing it up.
Also, did you read Blake Crouch's Recursion? If you like Dark Matter you would like this one too. But I'm not sure it was AS good....
Yeah, he's either his own editor, or his editor is as baked as a batch of cookies. I like his books, but always feel like they could have been short stories, much like Malcolm Gladwell.I enjoyed At Home by him, but it definitely wanders a lot. Sometimes by the end of a chapter, I couldn't remember what the topic of the chapter was anymore.