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I like William Burroughs and Richard Brautigan
I'm not doing very well at Gravity's Rainbow.
it's by William Burroughs. I guess you might like that. Not read it myself.
Must be pretty obscure.
you might like that
Burroughs or the other one.
it is indeed pretty great
or Secret Rendezvous, both by Kobo Abe
the amok journal:
Stewart Home 'Mandy Charlie and Mary Jane'
Charlie Templeton, his wife Mandy, and student mistress Mary-Jane Millford survived the London terrorist bombings of 7/7, but history has yet to be made. To save the future of western civilization, Charlie, a schizoid cultural studies lecturer with a penchant for horror films and necrophilia, must fight the zombies of university bureaucracy and summon the will to become the last in a long line of mad prophets announcing the end of art.
Big, post-modern US novel about a rust belt city in terminal decline, that leaps back and forth to different time periods in the history with loads of interlinked characters, focusing on a charismatic conman in the 1800s setting up his own religion, and a present day journalist investigating a string of weird murders.
The Devil in White City by Erik Larson
Nightmare Alley by William Gresham
Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
I reckon you've just about got all that. Just buy all three and mix up the pages.
Only Forward by Michael Marshall Smith has a good pulp tone.
As always. Remains one of my favourite things I've read. Charts the lives of two Jewish cousins during World War II as they start a superhero comic in New York. It's wonderful.
everyone should read this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Timewaster-Diaries-Robin-Cooper/dp/0751540218
It's set in an imaginary Africa dictatorship and deals with a president and the attempts to overthrow him, but it's quite magical and funny. One of the best things I've read in about ten years along with Kavalier and Clay.
also Only Forward is fantastic (Michael Marshall Smith) as is the better known The Wasp Factory (Iain Banks).
I find books to much for my time span in general but those three are the best I've ever read. Real "can't put the down" stuff..
about groundskeepers who get obsessed with students at universities then I can probably recommend a good one.