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    If you like imaginative writing with what boils down to a relatively simple plot, try Cormac McCarthy if you haven't. "Blood Meridian: or Evening Redness in the West" is a particular favorite.
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    Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood. Some say it is scifi; the author calls it speculative fiction.

    I'm considering her The Handmaid's Tale as well, but haven't looked at it yet.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfie View Post
    Can't believe no one's said Song of Ice & Fire. If you like fantasy, you should be running to the library to get this RIGHT NOW.

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    Yeah, that's typically my suggestion for everyone. But she may not like how detailed it can be. Dunno.



    Umm...I think you might enjoy any of Kurt Vonnegut's stuff. It's kind of fantasy/scifi. With good, yet unusual writing. Also, Roald Dahl does a bunch of adult short stories that are AWESOME. Get a book of them and you'll laugh your ass off. They're pretty dark, though.

    Tom Robbins does some good stuff.

    And Gabriel Garcia-Marquez! One of my favourite books in One Hundred Years of Solitude. It's not for everyone and can be kind of a slog at times, but it's so worth it. He does shorter stories, though, with the same tone that are pretty great (Nobody Writes to the Colonel, Love in the Time of Cholera, etc.)

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    Oh man, I investigated a bunch of the suggestions but now my head is spinning out of control with books for the moment. Funkadelic stuff was not investigated, yet, though I am going to start with the Kurt Vonnegut stuff soon, I think I will REALLY like it.

    Song of Fire and Ice. Already in my shelf but I'm not sure how well I'm going to like it. Just seems kind of mandatory or something. First chapter didn't pull me in well, though. I'm half considering all the suggestions. Margaret Atwood, loved her Handmaidens Tale actually, will try the other one.

    Blood Meridian.... ummm. writing style appears to be really bold, not sure if I can make it through a whole book that way. I've tried to pull off writing like that a few times, that sentence fragmenty thing. It's difficult.
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    special props to lowtech redneck for throwing a couple of things on my "plan to read" shelf and I couldn't resist that Bluebear one either... tried, couldn't resist.

    keep them coming if you wish!
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