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Originally Posted by melonadejello
Hey book people, I haven't read anything voluntarily in probably eight years or more but now I think Margaret Atwood is super cool because of The Knife so I just tore through Oryx and Crake in two days and I'll probably do Year of the Flood next week.
Anyone read either of those/have an opinion on her? Or similar recommendations?
Have I been duped/am I a book hipster now? Is that a thing?
What did you like about Oryx and Crake
? What other kind of books are you into (or is that a dumb question)?
Some books I like (some old, some new):
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The Erasers by Alain Robbe-Grillet
Scorch Atlas by Blake Butler
The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño
Locus Solus by Raymond Roussel
"The U.S.A. Trilogy" by John Dos Passos
Maximum City by Suketu Mehta
Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Quick and the Dead by Joy Williams
The Aesthetics of Reistance by Peter Weiss
Gods Without Men by Hari Kunzru
Stranger Things Happen by Kelly Link
I'm also a general fan of David Mitchell, Kōbō Abe, Philip K. Dick, J.G. Ballard, Joyce Carol Oates.