I don't really hang around many people who read a lot in real life so I can't ask them for literary suggestions really... but I'm totally looking for something new to sink my brain into!
I tend to enjoy books that can really transport me somewhere in a lot of cases... I couldn't put down something wicked this way comes and I LOVED the decameron and arabian nights... also the short stories of gabriel garcia marquez bring that same sort of sense... the odd sense that you are somewhere or some time far away and yet you can hear the rain fall or feel the cool of walking into a building after time out in the heat... the feel of a book is very important somehow...
of course I also have read just about anything pratchett or gaiman as well because a good chance to laugh or a new idea shouldn't be turned down either
I've enjoyed past suggestions from some site members who are no longer active, such as the alchemist or ghostwritten so I'm looking for suggestions from this site as to what to read again... please