A Game of ThronesGeorge R. R. Martin1996
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This book was hilarious. A great introduction to graphic design in one of the least-expected ways possible.
House of LeavesMark Z. Danielewski2000
House of Leaves is unlike any other book, and it really can only be appreciated in print. Odd, that, given that it's nominally about a house that is fluid and ever-changing. A memorable experience perhaps let down a bit by its ending, but really where could any author go after the events of the book?