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I need some recommendations.

Discussion in 'Book Search & Suggestions' started by goblin paste, Aug 20, 2003.

  1. goblin paste

    goblin paste New Member

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    I would like a book that's very -

    Strange
    Mystical
    Surreal
    Imaginative
    Oddball

    etc

    Thank you
     
  2. funes

    funes New Member

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    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.
     
  3. goblin paste

    goblin paste New Member

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    Thanx a lot!
     
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    Knowze Gungk New Member

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    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.
     
  5. goblin paste

    goblin paste New Member

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    I never really got into discworld.

    Thanx anyway!
     
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    Currently Reading:
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    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.
     
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    Mysticism is nice.

    Another word I should have mentioned: Surreal, rather than insane.
     
  8. Fenrys

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    You might try Weaveworld by Clive Barker.
     
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    Currently Reading:
    The Speed of Dark by Moon
    Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk
     
  10. Martin

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    Currently Reading:
    The Fry Chronicles
    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."

    Cheers, Martin :D
     
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    Beat me to it, Fenrys :)
    Weaveworld is wonderful. Also check out Imajica by Clive Barker as well, it's amazing.
     
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    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!

    Ed.
     
  13. phil_t

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    Currently Reading:
    Ringworld - Larry Niven
    How about American Gods by Neil Gaiman?? I know a lot of you have read it and it seems to meet the criteria :)
     
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    I started reading it, then got bored halfway through. Maybe I should give it another chance?

    Ed.:confused:
     
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    Currently Reading:
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    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 :p
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions, good folk.

    Much appreciated.

    I am reading: Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami at the moment.
     
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    the memory of earth

    the memory of earth is a good start
     
  19. Stewart

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    So is looking at the date of the thread. ;)

    This person last posted three years ago.
     

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