What are the best books for geeks?

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    #11984

    1984
    1984 is a dystopian novel by George Orwell that tells the story of Winston Smith, who lives under the rule of the tyrannical government ruled by the omnipresent Big Brother. It is a bleak portrayal of how society might become in the future.
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    Gilberto Luna
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "In today's environment of SOPA and the government forcing the encryption right off our phones, 1984 is even more relevant. I've read this front to back so many times, and it's not enough. I need to be warned daily, that you can't trust the powers that are in charge; you'll only end up with a cage around your face filled with hungry rats."
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    #2The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    The Fellowship of the Ring is the first part of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic epic series, The Lord of the Rings. It was originally published in Great Britain in 1954 and has been adapted into a world-famous film.
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    Amy Chavez
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This book is a nice idea but it's just too slow in places. It gets really boring. Don't know why it's so popular. Just see the movie."
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    #3A Brief History Of Time

    A Brief History Of Time

    A Brief History Of Time by Stephen Hawking is an acclaimed masterpiece by one of the world's greatest thinkers. It remains a staple of the scientific canon, and its clear language continues to introduce millions to the universe and its wonders. 

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    Linda Jacobs
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This is a must-read for any true geek. I enjoyed this and had to buy copies for my daughter and a friend. It makes you think, and also reminds you just why Stephen Hawking is a true genius."
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    #4Where the Wild Things Are

    Where the Wild Things Are
    Where the Wild Things Are is one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved children's picture books of all time, written by American author and illustrator Maurice Sendak.
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    Yan Xiong
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Maurice Sendak seems highly under rated when it comes to scripting books for children. He seems to place himself in the body of a child, and relate from that aspect, which touches a childs heart and mind, and excites them in ways that only a child would know of."
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    #5Neuromancer

    Neuromancer

    Neuromancer is science fiction book written by William Gibson. Published on July 1, 1984 by Ace Books, Neuromancer is an award-winning book following the adventures of Case in a dangerous digital world.

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    Angela Wilson
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Imaginative, incredible, draws you in from page one, are a few descriptive words that accurately describe Neuromancer by William Gibson. Geeks alike rejoice and dive into this dangerously brilliant adventure."
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    #6Atlas Shrugged

    Atlas Shrugged
    Atlas Shrugged is a philosophical novel by Russian author, Ayn Rand. It tells the story of Dagny Taggart and John Galt, the "Destroyer." The Destroyer has encouraged important people to go on a strike and make a new society of their own.
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    John Watson
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Atlas Shrugged is exactly the book for the geeks. I am not familiar with the book and even if I am just one of those casual geeks, I would love to be invested in this one. The thousands of reviews seem to be very positive and I read a lot of interesting non spoiler praises for it."
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    #7Dune (Dune Chronicles)

    Dune (Dune Chronicles)
    Dune by Frank Herbert is the story of Paul Atreides who becomes Muad'Dib and embarks on a journey to avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family, thus bringing to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.
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    Stephanie Holmes
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I absolutely love these books, far and away. If the only introduction you've ever had to this series is just the movies, I beg of you to read these, because the movies suck in comparison."
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    #8Harry Potter Series

    Harry Potter Series

    The world-famous Harry Potter series is comprised of seven books written by the British author J.K. Rowling. It follows the life of Harry, a young wizard, and his two best friends Ron and Hermione. 

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    Bobby Elliott
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "These are the kinds of books you can't put down. Be warned: As soon as you finish one in the series, you HAVE to read the next one. Make sure you have the time. Very enjoyable, though."
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    #9Stranger in a Strange Land

    Stranger in a Strange Land

    Stranger in a Strange Land is a book by Robert Heinlein that tells the story of Valentine Smith. He is raised by Martians and as he arrived on Earth to live as a human the whole world will change because of him.

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    Jonathan Stephens
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Interesting sci-fi novel about a boy who was raised by martians. Interesting writing style and character chocies make this a good read."
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    #10The Day of the Triffids

    The Day of the Triffids

    The Day of the Triffids is an award-winning post-apocalyptic thriller by British author John Wyndham, first published in 1951. It tells the story of a world ransacked by mobile venomous plants called triffids.

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    Jennifer Sullivan
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Holy crap did this book scare the snot out of me! Blindness is one of my personal nightmare scenarios, and then throw in giant evil plants? Nightmares for WEEKS!"
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    #11The Time Machine

    The Time Machine

    Time Machine is a science fiction novel written by H. G. Wells. First published in 1895 and written as a frame narrative, it centers on an inventor identified as the Time Traveller. This novel popularized the concept of time travel.

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    Philip Coleman
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "H. G. Wells has written some classics in his time but this one stands out in my mind. It is one of the best science fiction novels I have ever read."
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    #12Brave New World

    Brave New World

    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is a utopian and dystopian fiction novel published in 1932. This book follows Bernard Marx living a perfect life in a scientifically engineered society until he visited one of the remaining old reservoirs.

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    Dylan Price
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "I wouldn't say this book is the top of the list to read if you're a geek. But I would say it's about a 7/10. I love dystopian fiction and if you do, you will most likely enjoy this good read as well. I would suggest giving it a chance."
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    #13Starship Troopers

    Starship Troopers
    In 5000 humanity will face the total extermination and our only chance to survive is a highly-trained soldiers called the Star Ship Troopers. That's the story of Jonny Rico, an idealistic trooper from the infantry. 
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    Evelyn Mendoza
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Starship Troopers is a classic sci-fi book. It's a great choice for geeks."
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    #14Contact

    Contact

    Contact is a gripping story, starring Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey, that follows a radio astronomer who receives the first extraterrestrial radio signal ever picked up on Earth.

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    Kathy Kim
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Really great movie. I've seen it four times and each time I see it, I enjoy it even more."
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    #15The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)

    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)

    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the first book in the series Chronicles of Narnia. The story revolves around the journey of four siblings to Narnia where they fight with an evil witch.  

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    Lori Johnson
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This is a terrific kids fantasy series. There is a closet - an old fashioned "wardrobe" - that has a hidden door in the back of it that opens into Narnia, a much different land than from which the wardrobe exists. There is a drama occurring in Narnia, and the witch and the lion are a part of it. There is nothing "geek-y" about this book. It is as imaginative as Alice In Wonderland. It is a wonderful story, but does not fit this category of "best books for geeks" at all, although a geek will certainly enjoy it."
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    #16American Gods

    American Gods

    American Gods is a multi-award-winning novel by the acclaimed British author, Neil Gaiman. It tells the story of Shadow and Mr. Wednesday as they travel around America to recruit American reincarnations of old deities to fight the new ones.

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    Cheryl Jensen
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I really like American Gods. I guess I am a geek or a nerd since American Gods is coined the best book for geeks. I read this book's summary and just had to read American Gods in its entirety. "
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    #17Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)

    Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)
    Ender's Game is the first book in The Ender Quintet series by Orson Scott Card which has won the Hugo and Nebula awards. This science fiction novel centers on Ender being trained in military and combat to prepare against an alien attack. 
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    Robert Ortiz
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I read this book in middle school! I loved this book and thought it was very interesting when they would train for the battle war games. I know they came out with a movie but I still have not seen it. I would definitely recommend this book"
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    #18The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is the five-novel compilation of Douglas Adams' hysterical science fiction story. It has a bonus story titled "Young Zaphod Plays it Safe". Neil Gaiman wrote the intro for the book.
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    Carolyn Watson
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "If you are looking for a smart and amusing read, look no further. This book is witty, funny and won't make you embarrassed if someone catches you reading it! You feel entertained and smarter all at the same time. "
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    #19Confessions of a Mask

    Confessions of a Mask

    Confessions of a Mask is a fiction novel written by Yukio Mishima. This book's original title was Kamen no Kokuhaku and it was first published in 1949. The English translated version was published by New Directions Publishing.

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    Madison Price
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "i do not think this fits the topic"

Summary

Best What are the best books for geeks
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
11984Books 48 Paid
2The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingBooks 42 Paid
3A Brief History Of TimeBooks 40 Paid
4Where the Wild Things AreBooks 39 Paid
5NeuromancerBooks 36 Paid
6Atlas ShruggedBooks 33 Paid
7Dune (Dune Chronicles) Books 32 Paid
8Harry Potter SeriesBooks 30 Paid
9Stranger in a Strange LandBooks 27 Paid
10The Day of the TriffidsBooks 25 Paid
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