Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Michael Kohlhaas by Heinrich von Kleist. The Castle by Franz Kafka. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Angst (="Fear") by Stefan Zweig (if that little novella counts as a book)

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Michael Kohlhaas by Heinrich von Kleist. The Castle by Franz Kafka. The Spirit of Film by Béla Balázs. Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil by Hannah Arendt.

I will add your suggs, Dan, but maybe you could post a link to an IMDb image of that could be used? (I'm having an image of everyone's #1 book, so a picture of a math problem?) :) Thank you!

This beginning graduate textbook describes both recent achievements and
classical results of computational complexity theory. Requiring
essentially no background apart from mathematical maturity, the book can
be used as a reference for self-study for anyone interested in
complexity, including physicists, mathematicians, and other scientists,
as well as a textbook for a variety of courses and seminars. More than
300 exercises are included with a selected hint set.

I reviewed the table of contents of Computational Complexity: A Modern Approach
1st Edition. It looks fascinating.

Out of curiosity, is your background primarily Computer Science or Mathematics? My background is primarily Computer Science with a focus on Numerical Analysis and Operations Analysis.

My mathematics background is extremely limited. The standard 4-semester lower undergrad sequence, plus discrete math, probability & stats, numerical analysis, and some topics in number theory (for cryptography.)

No Tensors, Riemannian Geometry etc. Would not be able to understand "Gravity."

Edit: The book is indeed superb, but incredibly dense, at least for me.

This would be my list
Thus Spake Zarathustra-Friedrich Nietzche
The Big Sleep-Raymond Chandler
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
A Clockwork Orange-Anthony Burgess
Mystic River-Denis Lehane

although these last 2 I met them thanks to their adaptations

1984, George Orwell Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury Maddaddam Trilogy, Margaret Atwood Haiku: This Other World, Richard Wright American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition, Neil Gaiman

It doesn't have to be fiction. It can be anything." My own list has a book of haiku by Ricard Wright. A book that personally helped me get through some of the worst times of my life.

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by Aldous Huxley.Brave New World

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- Gravitation

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Richard Bachmanaka. Stephen King:1. The Long Walk2. Needful Things

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