"douglas adams's search for several endangered animals and the reasons they are endangered. his personal favourite and least known. after you've read dirk gently find the salmon of doubt and treasure it."
"underwater sciences of all kinds, mixed with the conspiracy du jour. read the series (in order), then the spin offs. educational as well. fan of NUMA! [i must say i've tried and given up on Dirk Cussler. i still have a few spin-offs to read, so we'll see]"
"of all the crichton i've read, i'd recommend this, congo, and the terminal man at the top. but they're all good (sphere maybe less so, but still... and don't read them all at once because they get a little redundant; sample some others from this list)."
"pretty quick but very colorful and accurate portrayls of lives and murders on wind river. every time i finish the latest in this series i immediately want the next because i *need* to follow the characters."
"this series may be a bit old but i'm quite liking it. and even though i'm reading it rapid fire, and the situations may seem repetitive, i haven't yet seen through the plot or characters. and i'm on the seventh"