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lexicalpedant
Mon Feb 11 2013, 10:30PM


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I'm running out of stuff on my Kindle to buy list, need some recommendations! I noticed people have mentioned books offhandedly in other threads that people should read at one time or another, I was hoping to get some of those suggestions in here since I never noted them at the time they were posted.

Here's a random list of books I've read recently that I want to find more content like:
All of Vonnegut
All of Tom Robbins
All of Neil Gaiman's adult stuff (plus sandman)
All of Nick Harkoway's stuff (really want to find more like this)
All of Christopher Moore
The Rook - Daniel O'Malley
Sandman Slim series - Richard Kadrey
Name of the Wind trilogy (Kvothe series) - Patrick Rothfuss
Ender's Game (all 3 or 4 of the trilogies, basically everything i think) - Orson Scott Card
Wonder Boys and Kavalier & Clay - Michael Chabon
Liminal States - Zack Parsons
Snow Crash, Wired, Amped, Cryptonomicon - Neil Stephenson (Wired was actually Douglas E Richards I think)
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel - Robin Sloan
Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace
All of Jonathan Lethem









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Yahoozy
Mon Feb 11 2013, 11:13PM


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Kavalier and Clay, Yiddish Policemen's Union and Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon. Also go out and grab Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli and Habibi by Craig Thompson, two incredible graphic novels.







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ProfessorJerk
Mon Feb 11 2013, 11:25PM


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Gaiman's kids shit is honestly really, really rad as well. The Graveyard Book and Coraline won't last you terribly long but they're A LOT of fun.

You might like Chris Moore. My favorites of his have been Lamb, Fool and Island of the Sequined Love Nun. Really fun, quick witted silliness with a surprising amount of depth, particularly regarding historical stuff.








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Zelax
Mon Feb 11 2013, 11:28PM


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Ender's game and all the books that go with it ( like 12 ) The night Angle series
Sho gun is also fantastic










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8bitlove2a03
Mon Feb 11 2013, 11:52PM


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I told my roommate that the first thing on your list of things you'd like to find more of up there was Vonnegut. He said there's nothing quite like Vonnegut. He also says that if you didn't read the newest book from Vonnegut (the book of letters, "We are what we pretend to be"), you should read it because it's awesome. He would also like you to be his friend.







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Yahoozy
Tue Feb 12 2013, 12:09AM


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ProfessorJerk wrote ...

Gaiman's kids shit is honestly really, really rad as well. The Graveyard Book and Coraline won't last you terribly long but they're A LOT of fun.

Also the Coraline movie is fucking great.








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ProfessorJerk
Tue Feb 12 2013, 12:12AM


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8bitlove2a03 wrote ...

there's nothing quite like Vonnegut


This is accurate.

And yeah Hoozle, I just rewatched it with the wife. All sorts of god damn fun, and really pretty.








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frostmute
Tue Feb 12 2013, 07:57AM


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I just finished 'Stealing Light' by Gary Gibson... great fuckin cerebral sci-fi. A little cyber punk, a little high science, all fun.







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Blast_Tyrant
Tue Feb 12 2013, 09:51AM



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You should read "The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss.







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AntiHick
Tue Feb 12 2013, 10:05AM


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"The Poop that took a Pee" by Leopold Butters Stotch







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