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book recommendations?

Recently I've been into:

Augusten Burroughs (Dry, Sellevision, Magical Thinking, Running with Scissors etc)
Chuck Palahniuk (Lullaby, Diary, Choke, Fight Club etc)
David Sedaris (Me Talk Pretty One Day, Naked etc)
JK Rowling (Harry Potter)

Any recommendations based off of that? Apparently I like reading weird twisted freaky books (Palahniuk) and memoirs of people with lots o' issues (Sedaris/Burroughs). Harry Potter is pretty much the only book/series of it's genre that I like.

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I could have sworn I posted this about two hours ago

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subjectivity
Mar. 11th, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
Highly recommend The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns.

Give Golden Compass a chance if you haven't read it yet. Alan and I both finished that series and it's much better than I thought it would be!
brittdreams
Mar. 11th, 2008 07:57 pm (UTC)
I second the idea about the Golden Compass. It's an amazing book.

If you like people with issues, check out Tim Dorsey's novels.
thisgirliknow
Mar. 11th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
I have a copy of the book that I got for my birthday, I just need to remember to read it!
jenakle
Mar. 11th, 2008 06:10 pm (UTC)
off the top of my head
notable enough for me to remember enjoying:

anansi boys, american gods, and latest short story set by Neil Gaiman

The 5 people you meet in heaven
Three Junes
life of pi
midnight in the garden of good and evil
the curious incident with the dog in the night-time
house of leaves
a couple by nancy kincaid I cant name right now...

and wow I LITerally lol while reading sedaris..I know I'm missing a few of his
thisgirliknow
Mar. 11th, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)
Re: off the top of my head
Thanks! I actually just begged my sister to let me borrow the 5 people you meet in heaven, I've wanted to read it for awhile. And Life of Pi has been on my list for awhile.
jenakle
Mar. 11th, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)
Re: off the top of my head
you're welcome..it's surprisingly amazing (5 people) for such a little book..it packs a lot of emtion
tevarin
Mar. 11th, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC)
Harry has issues..sort of. I would have loved to read about Burroughs at Hogwarts. I'd say he's a Slytherin.
ellie_kay
Mar. 12th, 2008 02:06 am (UTC)
i'm recently on this huge kick of historical-ish books. like, the other day from the library i checked out a huge stack of historical chicago books--from the el to the loop to the neighborhoods and amusement parks around the city. i just love reading about the city/country back in the 1800's and early 1900's and seeing the familiar places i know back when they just weren't so familiar. maybe you could check out some books like that--obviously not about chicago, but your hometown or places you like...? stupid suggestion? lol
ellie_kay
Mar. 12th, 2008 02:07 am (UTC)
p.s. i realize that my suggest is in NO WAY related to what you asked for. :-)
(Anonymous)
Mar. 13th, 2008 04:01 am (UTC)
You should read some Max Barry books. I started reading Chuck Palahniuk because Max Barry recomended them.
thisgirliknow
Mar. 13th, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC)
he wrote Jennifer Government right? I loved that book!
ufcoed
Mar. 13th, 2008 07:12 am (UTC)
You should read some Max Barry books, he's the one that got me started reading Chuck Palahniuk books.
thisgirliknow
Mar. 13th, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC)
he wrote Jennifer Government right? I loved that book!
ufcoed
Mar. 13th, 2008 05:55 pm (UTC)
Yeah, he also wrote Syrup and Company, along with a few short stories online, including one for Forbes. They got a bunch of writers together to write short stories based on this.

"It’s the year 2027, and the world is undergoing a global financial crisis. The scene is an American workplace."

http://www.forbes.com/2007/10/13/max-barry-fiction-tech-future07-cx_mb_1015dolls.html
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