Well, awhile back I mentioned that I needed to stop reading such frivolous sci-fi drivel and interject a "classic" novel every so often. I chose The Power & The Glory by Graham Greene. And I couldn't get through it. Oh, I tried. I really did. It was just too slow, too depressing, and made me want to listen to Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers and drink tequilla all day.
Anyhow, I'm now several chapters into--that's right, another sci-fi novel--Dune! Don't know how I let it escape me for this long. I'm completely enthralled at this point. Reading, FTW.