100 Must Read Science Fiction Novels. As per title. And it's pocket sized! This was a real boon for when you're heading off gigging via train, etc - you can just pop it in a back pocket at the gig, whip it out and read it whilst on PT. Fairly good, gave me some inspiration (not that I needed it). Actually, sometimes it was rather frustrating since reading about other books makes me want to go off and actually read other books. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy. It's not bad, but damn it felt like it really sucked the life out of me. Difficult and slow to get into at the start, probably for several reasons, including 1) it's about late 19th century russia, an unfamiliar setting; 2) the people have many (long) names, so there were times when I thought there was a crowded room, when it was really only two people talking to each other. Once I got further into the book and more familiar with things, and once I actually got on a bit of a roll reading a section (picking it up, even after a short break, took a bit of ramping up), then things started to flow more. Interesting story, quite fleshed out characters.