Freakonomics is a mind stretching experience. Smart, insightful and great alternative thinking. I have read it a couple of times so I could hold to more of it. Also a great site with more follow up content.
Classic science fiction. I remember reading this in high school and wishing I could see the actual Ringworld. This would be a great movie opportunity. A lot of speculation about a movie being made, but it has never happened.
While Crichton can be formulaic in his writing, I really got a great deal of enjoyment from this book. I'm a sucker for any story about time travel and the swashbuckling was surprisingly captivating. It's unfortunate that the movie was such a waste of time.