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Discussion in 'Book Search & Suggestions' started by goblin paste, Aug 20, 2003.
I would like a book that's very -
I can think of a couple that might fit the bill:
Little,Big by John Crowley
Rubicon Beach by Steve Erickson
The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami
The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
Without a better idea of what you are looking for, those are the titles I thought of off the top of my head.
Thanx a lot!
The entire Discworld series by Terry Pratchet would suit your wants to a tee Goblin.
Although it doesn't really matter what order you read them in, I'd sugest you do read them in their respective order, as I did(ish) (I started with the second one, The Light Fantastic, and read the first one, The Colour Of Magic, fourth. I recived a few gasps form hardcore Discworld fans when I mentioned this to them).
I also recomend all his other books, as well as anything by Douglas Adams and Tom Holt.
I never really got into discworld.
Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban. Definitely strange, imaginative and oddball. I found it to have a slight flavouring of mysticism but I wouldn't go as far as to call it insane though.
Mysticism is nice.
Another word I should have mentioned: Surreal, rather than insane.
You might try Weaveworld by Clive Barker.
Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk
Strange, Mystical, Surreal, Imaginative & Oddball.
I have the author you are looking for. All these terms can be found in virtually al his novels. His name is Tom Robbins, and I'll also mention some of his novels. I think you'll absolutely like 'Jitterbug Perfume' and 'Still Life With Woodpecker'.
I'll just give you one quote: "Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business."
Beat me to it, Fenrys
Weaveworld is wonderful. Also check out Imajica by Clive Barker as well, it's amazing.
The Angelic Darkness - Richard Zimler
The Book of Nights, and Night of Amber - Sylvie Germain
The Hearing Trumpet - Leonora Carrington
... I'll try to think of some more. If you didn't like Discworld, try Good Omens, cowritten with Neil Gaiman. A classic!
How about American Gods by Neil Gaiman?? I know a lot of you have read it and it seems to meet the criteria
I started reading it, then got bored halfway through. Maybe I should give it another chance?
Well its not going to be everyone's cup of tea, but i found it very enjoyable and rewarding to get through Then again, i am a mythology buff so i would like it
Also A Billion Days of Earth by Doris Piserchia. Out of print but available.
Thanks for the suggestions, good folk.
I am reading: Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami at the moment.
the memory of earth
the memory of earth is a good start
So is looking at the date of the thread.
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