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    Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard

Getting Leo becomes a movie pitch unfolding in a city where every move you make is a potential scene, and making it big isn't all that different from making your bones: You gotta know who to pitch, who to hit, and how to knock 'em dead.

Year: 1990
Genre: Crime Fiction

    The Firm by John Grisham

When Mitch McDeere signed on with Bendini, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought that he and his beautiful wife, Abby, were on their way. Mitch should have remembered what his brother Ray-doing fifteen years in a Tennessee jail-already knew: You never get nothing for nothing. Now the FBI has the lowdown on Mitch's firm and needs his help. Mitch is caught between a rock and a hard place, with no choice-if he wants to live.

Year: 1991
Genre: FBILegal Thriller

    Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo's CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he's a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that's striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse.

Year: 1992
Genre: CyberpunkHard SFScience Fiction

    The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson

Decades into our future, a stone's throw from the ancient city of Shanghai, a brilliant nanotechnologist named John Percival Hackworth has just broken the rigorous moral code of his tribe, the powerful neo-Victorians. He's made an illicit copy of a state-of-the-art interactive device called A Young Ladys Illustrated Primer. Unfortunately for Hackworth, his smuggled copy has fallen into the wrong hands.

Year: 1995
Genre: Coming of AgePost-CyberpunkStolen Goods

    Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

Fight Club's estranged narrator leaves his lackluster job when he comes under the thrall of Tyler Durden, an enigmatic young man who holds secret after-hours boxing matches in the basements of bars.

Year: 1996
Genre: Action

    The Poet by Michael Connelly

Death is reporter Jack McEvoy's beat: his calling, his obsession. But this time, death brings McEvoy the story he never wanted to write--and the mystery he desperately needs to solve. A serial killer of unprecedented savagery and cunning is at large.

Year: 1996
Genre: Investigative ReporterSerial Killer

    Underworld by Don DeLillo

Nick Shay and Klara Sax knew each other once, intimately, and they meet again in the American desert. He is trying to outdistance the crucial events of his early life; she is an artist who has made a blood struggle for independence.

Year: 1997
Genre: Literature

 

 

Titles

Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1990Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard Crime Fiction, Hollywood
1991The Firm by John Grisham Legal Thriller, FBI
1992Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson Cyberpunk, Hard SF, Science Fiction
1995The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson Coming of Age, Post-Cyberpunk, Stolen Goods
Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer
1996Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk Action
1996The Poet by Michael Connelly Serial Killer, Investigative Reporter, Jack McEvoy
1997Underworld by Don DeLillo Literature, New York City

 

 

 


 

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