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3-28-2012 @ 11:11AM
Reading recs: 1. any of the zany, endlessly inventive books of Walter Moers, only relatively recently translated into English: The Alchemaster's Apprentice, Rumo, The City of Dreaming Books, etc.2. the brutally, hilariously satire of early Evelyn Waugh, esp. Vile Bodies, A Handful of Dust, The Loved One, Decline and Fall.3. Madeline Miller's The Song of Achilles, a beautiful, haunting retelling of the Iliad from Patroclus's point of view.I've got loads more, but that'd get you started ;-)
3-28-2012 @ 11:26AM
Reading recommendations: Salem's LotThe StandRed DragonIf you are at all interested in writing- even for a hobby, Stephen King's book "On Writing". Very interesting and grounding read.
3-28-2012 @ 12:25PM
My reading recommendations:At least the first 200 webcomics on TopWebComics dot com. They're all great, but may vary depending on your age and preferences, and deserve vastly more support than what they get currently.If you read any of the comics from the Sunday Funnies, and like them - most of those aren't in the top 200 (I'm pretty sure just Beyond The Tree is, but just barely).
3-28-2012 @ 12:53PM
I'd recommend reading "The Magicians" and the sequel "The Magician King" by Lev Grossman. I wouldn't call either weird, but they're incredibly creative and some of the best fiction I've ever read!
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