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  1. Lukyanenko. Kozyava, of course, but he wrote books well. And, most importantly, it fits your request very well.

    I don't know about the teenager, but I once read “Shantaram” avidly, continuously, and now the continuation has come out. Maybe it will.

    Specifically, it is still necessary to read it first, but then it gets sucked in – Terry Pratchett and Max Fry; they are very consonant, and that's why I call them a couple.

  2. Start with the Harry Potter books. Completely unchildlike books. Each storyline, each stroke and each character in this series is loaded with a multiversal philosophical content. Everything is designed like a Rubik's Cube and exciting as a journey into yourself…

  3. If you're a gamer, you might be interested in the Witcher series of books based on which the toy was made. Here I just really went, swallowed in a couple of days) Someone correctly noticed about the genre, but I think we should start with science fiction and fantasy, after all, it's not for nothing that our first books are fairy tales) It is in any case interesting + development of imagination and imagination) here are a couple that you will definitely like:
    Alexey Pekhov – “Chronicles of Sial”,”Guardian”
    Robin Hobb – “The Seer Saga”
    And then you can take on King's “Dark Tower” – it's a masterpiece in general, I've never read anything more interesting.

  4. We watched the movie “Perfumer”, I said: “yes, cool, but if you read the book, you would go crazy with how unusual the smells are described, etc.”, after that he was eager to read. Then I “walked away” from reading for a long time. He said that he was very used to Grenouille and there were many topics for communication with friends, who, as it turned out, also read this book at that time. In general, I was delighted.�

    I also often suggested that he read something out loud, or read some meaningful passages from books, after which he felt like reading it himself. But this should not be done in order to instill a love of reading. You don't need to change people without their desire.

  5. This is not the top. A few years ago, these were the first books I read. I haven't stopped reading since.

    1) J. K. Rowling- “Harry Potter”

    2) Ray Bradbury “Fahrenheit 451”, “Dandelion Wine” and “Summer Goodbye”

    3) George Orwell “1984”

    4) Burroughs “Junky”

    5) Jack Kerouac, “On the Road, “”Dharma Bums”

    6) Susan Collins, “The Hunger Games”

    7) Hunter Stockton Thompson, “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”

    8) Charles Bukowski “Bread with ham”, “Post Office” and ” Waste paper

  6. Before this book, I was not interested in prose or reading at all. I tried to read, read and understand – a maximum of 5-10 pages.

    About 3 months ago, I was interested in the work of Monroe Matsuo “Teach Me to Die”.

    A very strong and beautiful piece. In addition, it is very easy to read and remains vividly on the mind.

    I even advised a friend, who is also delighted.

  7. In general, it would be nice to start with the genre to decide, at least approximately, at least from the beginning (for example, if you don't like elves and magic at all, then we don't touch fantasy).

    I personally love fantasy and science fiction. My first book, which I reread God knows how many times – “Where we are not” by Mikhail Uspensky. The second is his “White horseradish in a hemp field”. This is a humorous fantasy, very easy and pleasant to read. By the way, there are no elves there.

    From fiction, I recommend Lem's “The Star Diaries of Jon the Quiet”, the Stugatskys, especially “The Doomed City”, if you want less fiction (this is almost a dystopia in general), and a cycle about the world of Noon, if more. From the more modern ones – Lukyanenko, “Stars-cold toys” and “Star Shadow” (kosmofantastika), ” Labyrinth of Reflections “(cyberpunk), and” Dozory ” (urban fantasy). By the way, “Watchers” has nothing in common with the films, except for the names of the characters.

  8. The Door to Summer,Robert Heinlein,Requiem for a Dream, Hubert Selby, Great Expectations, Charles Dickens (in general, Dickens is all good) Hyperion, Terror, Dan Simmons

  9. Let him read about what he is interested in. If he is interested in football, let him read a book about football… In general, the Godfather Mario Puzo will come very close

  10. You can recommend science fiction. Although I'm not a guy, I think that Alexey Pekhov's “Chronicles of Siala” trilogy should appeal to you. I can also recommend the historical novel “Shogun”.

  11. “Flowers for Algernon.” I've never met a single person who didn't like this book, including male members who didn't like to read.

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