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Feb. 11th, 2008 01:42 am
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help! out of books.
suggestions?
best case: readable fiction without prominent Alzheimer's or nursing homes.
failing that: anything.

Date: 2008-02-11 03:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] freakengine.livejournal.com
I highly recommend Jasper Fforde (The Eyre Affair, Lost in a Good Book, The Well of Lost Plots, Something Rotten and Thursday Next: First Among Sequels).

I also enjoyed Peter Farrelly's The Comedy Writer.

Date: 2008-02-12 12:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] most-days.livejournal.com
i quite like Fforde. i even read the Jack Spratt novels.

Date: 2008-02-12 01:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] freakengine.livejournal.com
I loved the Nursery Drime Division. Unfortunately, there do not appear to be any more on the horizon.

Date: 2008-02-11 04:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] benma.livejournal.com
Unfortunately, reviewing your lists, I'm afraid you've finished up your quota of good books. Your choices are as follows:

* Are You a Unicorn? The Mission and Meaning of Unicorns
* Thomas Kinkade - Painter of Light
* anything by Kevin J Anderson
* Selling by Phone: How to Reach and Sell to Customers in the Nineties
* Meet the Star's of Dawson's Creek (sic)
* The Big Betrayal: How Jesuits Murdered Abraham Lincoln

Date: 2008-02-11 11:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stationary-jew.livejournal.com
Are You a Unicorn? is more of an essay, really. Should be treated as a pallet cleanser.

Date: 2008-02-12 12:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stationary-jew.livejournal.com
I don't think misspelling "palate" is that bad.

Date: 2008-02-12 07:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] benma.livejournal.com
Alternately, I've become a big fan of Gene Wolfe, although I have absolutely no clear idea if you'd like him. His short story collections (Storeys from the Old Hotel, Innocents Aboard) and his big epic saga ("The Solar Cycle" - start with Shadow of the Torturer) are radically different; you might favor the short stories.

Most interesting nonfiction I've read in a while was Who Killed Chaucer?, edited-more-than-written-by Terry Jones. It's highly speculative, and like so much of its type is a hundred times better at raising interesting questions than answering them, but insists on trying anyway. But it's a fascinating glimpse of an interesting period, and of our misconceptions of that period.

Date: 2008-02-11 05:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] neophoenix.livejournal.com
A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin (if you have not read it already).

If so, check out World War Z by Max Brooks or Boomsday by Christopher Buckley.

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