The problem with this thread is that everyone is so pretentious. Come on! Everyone is reading Marx, Camus, Samund Rushdie, Descartes, Bertrand Russel....give me a break! Let's be honest. The last book I read was Von Neuman's War by John Ringo. It was about an invasion by self replicating machines. A nice bit of sci-fi escapism. I've also recently read Kildar by the same author. Both books were entertaining, but not too deep or philosophical.