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Hello /lit/, would it be against the rules to talk about books / literature in general?

I'm looking for some really strange, surreal books to read and maybe you YN fans out there might know of some.
Pic unrelated

>> No.192   [Delete]   [Edit]

Discussing books is pretty kosher.

If you want a fucking weird read, go grab John Dies at the End. I mean, incredibly weird. It's really out there, although in terms of surreal it's more odd than scary or creepy.

>> No.211   [Delete]   [Edit]

Abarat if you can get over the annoying-as-hell main character and appreciate the awesome book illustrations.
Clive Barker is a crazy motherfucker. Also, go check out Weaveworld or The Thief of Always.

Lastly, Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere

>> No.267   [Delete]   [Edit]

Well, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, seems like an obvious recommendation for this board, since it deals with dreams and stuff.

It's also written by a Japanese author.

And it's very good.

>> No.355   [Delete]   [Edit]

Schindler's List.
I had to read that book on my english course, at first I was like: "Damn I don't want to be obligated to read!", but then... I liked, a lot.

It's about a business man who saved a lot of Jews from the Nazis' death camps. Pretty nice.

>> No.366   [Delete]   [Edit]

But Neverwhere was bloody awful. Normally I like Gaiman's work but that was just a plod.

>> No.370   [Delete]   [Edit]

Well, do you have any other books by him that you could recommend?

>> No.371   [Delete]   [Edit]

American Gods, Stardust, and Coraline were good. Read his collab with Terry Pratchett if you like Brit humour, it's called Good Omens.

>> No.412   [Delete]   [Edit]


I don't know if that one was Haruki Murakami, but it sounds familiar.

More trippiness: Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World. I went through that book and at the end had no idea what happened. But it was cool nonetheless. It even inspired an anime by the name of Haibane Renmei, which is also recommended even if it isn't a book.

Mm... I'm reading Coin Locker Babies, that's kinda odd. It's got a very strange narrative. And they got to Toxitown and I have just no fucking clue what the hell anymore. Pet crocodile- or alligator, don't recall.

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Yep, it's Murakami. edit edit ignore this rant just everything murakami ever aaah pic related

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>> No.442   [Delete]   [Edit]

...Is the pic that one scene in Kafka on the Shore where the old guy who can talk to cats makes fish rain? That book was awesome.

Also, >>412
Coin Locker Babies was by Murakami Ryu, not Murakami Haruki. That book was amazing, and disturbing though.

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>> No.445   [Delete]   [Edit]

William Burroughs - Naked Lunch
Very disjointed, not really a discernible plot. Excessive scenes of violence and drug use.
Written by a man who shot his wife.

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