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Recommend good beach reading

Needs some recommendations for a good, entertaining novel for the beach.

Open to sci-fi (preferably hard sci-fi, I like Bova, Clarke), suspense/thrillers, mystery, horror.

Not interested in non-fiction, romance, political thrillers, anything religious (I'd just like to turn the brain off and be entertained...kinda the equivilant of a popcorn flick). Not too long, need a relatively quick read.

Any ideas?
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You're going to read at the beach....?
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I highly suggest mirrored sunglasses.....
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This thread should be moved to Book Talk, where it will die a slow but painless death.
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I believe there was a thread on this same subject last year. You might check the archives.
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Every girl that comes in to my office and looks at my book collection asks me about "Water for Elephants" I would recommend that.
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Old Man's War by John Scalzi is a fast fun read.
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The Duma Key by Stephen King great read!!
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On a predominantly beach-oriented holiday, a few weeks ago, I read a crime thriller, a historical fantasy, a science fantasy and a straight science fiction novel.

I'm not sure it matters so much what you are reading (or where) but that you are reading. For my part I can certainly say that having the time and energy to read those four novels was a much-appreciated part of my holiday and travel time.

Some years ago, while in Singapore and then travelling through Malaysia and Indonesia I read a fascinating travel guide and a novel set in wartime Singapore called The Singapore Grip. Neither were my usual fare but I got a lot out of each.
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I always recommend Frederik Pohl, especially Gateway.

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