Reader Jay wants some book recommendations:
Sorry to bother you, however I was wondering if you could help me out with something.I live in america, and I am wanting to start reading 1 book a week.This trying to get me back into reading again, as I was one of those people in college and highschool that only read the required stuff.I was wondering if you could help me out with any recommendations.
I have a dry and sarcastic witty sense of humor,I am also a 23 year old male.I’m not into romance, or fantasy (ie stuff like Harry Potter/Lord of the Rings etc). I tried amazon for recommendations but it like most sites is the typical if you like 1 book by author you will like all books by that author.Below is the stuff that is currently on my list, so you can get an idea of what sort of thing I like.Hope you can give me some recommendations, thanks for any help.
Christopher Moore – A Dirty Job (Currently Reading)
Christopher Moore – Lamb The Gospel According to Biff,Christ’s Childhood Pal
Kurt Vonnegut – Breakfast of Champions
Ella Minnow Pea – Mark Dunn
Nicholson Baker – The Mezzanine
Chuck Palahniuk.- Choke
- The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde has the same whimsy & wordplay as Ella Minnow Pea
- The Killer Inside Me as a good introduction to Jim Thompson
- The Negative by Michael Covino–hard to find but such a good read, about the making of an epic flop–or epic masterpiece. When the negative is stolen for a ransom, the director has a very odd response. Great heist story
Does anybody else have suggestions for Jay?