Eragon (Inheritance, Book 1) by Christopher Paolini (2003)

is a surprising book by this young author. Tolkien's world shines through the book, but the addition of dragons makes approach unique. His imaginary world is less detailed than Tolkien's creation, but it still makes an excellent light read.


Jennifer Government by Max Barry (2004)

is a story on all powerful corporations knowing no limits. Although, I really liked Barry's other novel Company, this one I didn't finish reading.


Meth: America's Home-Cooked Menace by Dirk Johnson (2005)

is a chilling book on the growing meth abuse in America's Heartland. In some places, trying to contain these labs popping up consumes the major part of police budgets, and the problem just not letting up. Beside explosion hazard, the chemicals used eat themselves into the walls and structure, making the place a chemical hazard for years to come. The users are not fairing any better either, losing their health even after a short period of drug use.