What 10 Books Should Be In This Bookstore?

Think on this one...

Think on this one…

Howdy! Okay, this is quick. I need advice on the inventory of a bookstore (long story): if you could put just 10 books (I need sci-fi/fantasy mostly, but any books) into this bookstore, what would they be? What writers can NOT BE MISSED? I actually need input, so please respond to this.

Thank you in advance! Until next time…


6 responses to “What 10 Books Should Be In This Bookstore?

  1. Personally? Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot, Ray Bradbury’s Martian Chronicles, Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, H. G. Welles’ War of the Worlds or Invisible Man, H. P. Lovecraft’s work, Poe’s work, Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, Grant Morrison’s Batman run, Stan Lee’s Fantastic Four run, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes

  2. John Sorensen

    I’ll vote for some Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Stories).

    • Thanks! We now have some. Any other suggestions?

      • John Sorensen

        Richard Matheson’s “I am Legend” is a good one. Don’t be turned off the 3 inferior films that don’t hold a candle to this excellent story. The story can be interpreted on various different levels. It can be a vampire or zombie story. It can the story of “us” vs “them”, of “other” as alien or a threat. It can also be the story of evolution, there is a parallel in the X-Men where a new species (Homo Superior) arrives on the planet, and Homo Sapiens are threatened with extinction. I am Legend is ultimately a story then about perception, and I feel an important one, as it subverts the traditional “hero” story narrative by destroying your sympathy for the main character, who at first we identify with, because the story is told primarily from his perspective.

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