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5 words about each
If you get this wrong you are truly a flaps
1) Independent People, Halldor Laxness
Still think about it lots
2) 100 years of Lolitude, GG Marquez
Fuck Me! - Ending is WIX
Better Than Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Atlas - The Times(? ...or any)
Tells You Where Stuff Is
'House of Leaves' Mark Z Danielewski
Beautiful, terrifying, multi-layered. The Best!
'Shadow of the Torturer' Gene Wolfe
Non-tolkein-esque fantasy, mind expanding epic.
I Am Legend
Nothing like the film
Just because you should
those are BOTH 4 words a piece
BOTH of them.
just add 'muffin' to the end of each
Most mind-bending ending ever.
2) What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver
VERY short stories, all brilliant.
1. Three Men In A Boat
Men! A boat! A DOG!
2. The Damned United
It's about footie. Soz.
you're a flaps
[passes papers back]
1. The Brother's Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Dostoevsky's best, which is something.
2. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
Harrowing. Moving . Brilliant character arcs.
1.)Gould's Book of Fish, Richard Flanagan
Schizophrenic, Deleuzian Convict lobs turds
2.) La Religieuse, Diderot
Sexy time in 18thC nunnery
1/ The People Of Paper
magical realism at it's best
sad, dirty, inspirational, absolutely gorgeous
1) Good morning, midnight- Jean Rhys
v underrated modernist author, v ahead of her time. A good way of getting into female modernist authors that aren't Woolf
2) Tristram Shandy- Sterne
one of the first writers to play around with the layout of novels. An incredibley eccentric but genuinly enjoyable read that, despite never taking itself particularly seriously, is startlingly poignant
1) modernist fiction that isn't woolf
2)Eccentric, fun, plays with layout
- The best book ever written
Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban
- Transcends language, truly magical, life-affirming
that's gone into my phone now.
What a fucking cunt - having 3 names instead of 2, 3 normal names at that, JUST so I'd forget his name when I was in the library EVERY FUCKING TIME.
Its truly like nothing else I've ever read
The power and the glory - Graham Greene:
heartbreaking, evocative to da max
Catcher in the rye - JD Salinger:
because i am holden caulfield
- The closest book to perfection.
John Wyndham: The Kraken Wakes
- Second closest book to perfection.
1)A Hero of Our Time - Mikhail Lermantov
He is truly a cunt
2)Factotum - Charles Bukowski
Booze is better than work
Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
Japanese romance for you emos
A Prayer For Owen Meany - John Irving
America! Family! Friendship! War! Armadillos!
Murakami - Wind Up Bird Chronicle
Mind-boggling, compelling, Japanese brilliance
Jung - The Undiscovered Self
Most important book for nowadays
The Kingkiller Chronical - Day 1 - The name of the wind. (By Patrick Rothfuss)
Put aside all fantasy prejustices...
Ringworld - Larry Niven
Like, totally awesome mega cool.