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Fantastic High-Quality Books I Wish I Wrote

M. E. S. "GAPoet"
The list author says: "Here is a list of high-quality amazing books that will stick with you long after you finished them, books you will have to pry your hands off of to put down, books to lock away in a fire-proof end-of-the-world capsule to save for all time!"
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)
"Ender's Shadow is equally good as in takes the story to a different level by showing it through another character-- brilliant!"
Dune, 40th Anniversary Edition (Dune Chronicles, Book 1)
Dune, 40th Anniversary Edition (Dune Chronicles, Book 1)
"Classic Sci-Fi world building here!"
Life of Pi
Life of Pi
"Give this book 50 to 75 pages and it will literary change you; it is that GOOD!"
To Kill a Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Edition
To Kill a Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Edition
"A superb story that is far from being over-rated!"
The Road (Movie Tie-in Edition 2009) (Vintage International)
The Road (Movie Tie-in Edition 2009) (Vintage International)
"Cormac is a real manly heningway-like writer, but this book won the Pulitzer and Oprah's Selection for a reason!"
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
"A classic easily reread time and time again!"
Stories of Your Life and Others
Stories of Your Life and Others
"A short story collection that is hands-down the best sci-fi out there today!"
Blood Music
Blood Music
"A fantastic writer. This is a short story turned nto an unbeleivable end-of-the-world novel."
The Killer Angels: The Classic Novel of the Civil War (Civil War Trilogy)
The Killer Angels: The Classic Novel of the Civil War (Civil War Trilogy)
"A fictional retelling of the Civil War's greatest battle in such an historical accurate-like manner that you will be swept away!"
Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles)
Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles)
"This book and Witching Hour are so breath-taking. I absolutely loved them as a teenager and in my 20s, including book 2 (The Vampire Lestat), but found them hard to read in my 30s!??? Still beautiful!"
Dead until Dark
Dead until Dark
"This series also gets progressively worse and while it is enjoyable and light read, I wish I wrote it for the obvious money maker it has become. This could easily be brilliant with half a chance!"
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, 10th Anniversary Edition
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, 10th Anniversary Edition
"I enjoyed the first three books immensely and felt incredibly disappointed thereafter. I wish I wrote this so it can be done right!"
Magician (Volume one of The Riftwar saga)
Magician (Volume one of The Riftwar saga)
"This book and the sequel in the Riftwar Saga are one of those world-building books from a naive but powerful character pt of view. I have no idea why he kept writing so many books after set in this same world as they get progressively worse!"
Tinker (Elfhome, Book 1)
Tinker (Elfhome, Book 1)
"Tinker is very poetic, like Anne Rice used to be!"
The Big Sleep; Farewell, My Lovely; The High Window (Everyman's Library)
The Big Sleep; Farewell, My Lovely; The High Window (Everyman's Library)
"3 of his best, but really, how can one choose? I put Ross MacDonald up there too with him (notice I skipped over Hammet!)."
The Eye of Jade: A Mei Wang Mystery (Mei Wang Mysteries)
The Eye of Jade: A Mei Wang Mystery (Mei Wang Mysteries)
"I love the hard-boiled detective but this put another country into a level of exquisite beauty!"
The Zebra-Striped Hearse (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
The Zebra-Striped Hearse (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
"I have not gotten through all of them yet but this is by far my favorite thus far. Wish I wrote it!"
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Deluxe 25th Anniversary Edition
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Deluxe 25th Anniversary Edition
"Funny genius here but I wouldn't bother reading every single book i this now 6 part series!"
On a Pale Horse (Incarnations of Immortality, Bk. 1)
On a Pale Horse (Incarnations of Immortality, Bk. 1)
"A great series about a guy who becomes Death! So good!"
The Magicians' Guild (The Black Magician Trilogy, Book 1)
The Magicians' Guild (The Black Magician Trilogy, Book 1)
"This series is predictable but there is something about it that draws me to this light fantasy series!"
Mona Lisa Overdrive
Mona Lisa Overdrive
"Neuromancer could easily be on this list too. It is beautiful and poetic and at times, nonsensical."
Starship Troopers
Starship Troopers
"Unlike the movie, this is as close to the real deal as anyone will get."
The Forever War
The Forever War
"Joe haldeman is one of my favorite authors who keeps on doing it time and time again. great military sci-fi."
Old Man's War
Old Man's War
""The newest great take on military SF. Has some of the craziest and most advanced tech I have ever read about, and puts a new spin on the standard military SF tropes. Continues in The Ghost Brigades, but maybe you should read  Forever War first and then Starship Troopers."
Riverworld: Including To Your Scattered Bodies Go & The Fabulous Riverboat
Riverworld: Including To Your Scattered Bodies Go & The Fabulous Riverboat
"Two great books in a fascinating series about historical people wakign up in a world created by aliens!"