Our favorite writers are usually science fiction writers even when they aren't writing science fiction. Robert Sheckley, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, Stephen Fry, Douglas Preston, and Lincoln Child are just a few who we will read anything they write.
Here's what Di's read recently:
Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny
This is a fun, quick read, but don't ask me about it. I was apparently hypnotized or somehow programmed to forget I read it. I know this must be the case because I've read the book twice. The second time I read it I didn't realize I'd already read it until about 6 pages from the end.
The story is told by the dog of Jack the Ripper. See? Now you want to read it don't you? It's a fun story with nice illustrations and includes “the Great Detective” that copyright laws or something keep everyone from calling Sherlock Holmes.
The story follows the Jack the Ripper as black magic practitioner theory. Don't worry if you aren't familiar with the theory or if you don't know anything about Jack the Ripper or Victorian vampires or Frankenstein monsters. None of that matters. Remember, it's told by a dog.
I recommend this book for those with a morbid sense of humor. The paperback edition I have is pretty compact and the cover is excellent. It would be good for shorter flights and train trips particularly in the fall. It might even be good on a long drive through the woods as the leaves change color. Of course, then you are reading a book instead of looking at the scenery. Then again, you've probably seen a tree before.