Wrapped Up in Books
November 17, 2008 7:25 PM Subscribe
I need some new favourite writers! Please recommend some ones that I'll love as much as Mark Kurlansky and Italo Calvino, etc.
posted by troika to writing & language (30 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
I've read everything that Mark Kurlansky, Michael Pollan, Jared Diamond, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Italo Calvino have ever put on paper (that I know of. I tend to get absorbed in writers). Recently I've enjoyed Boris Akunin, Umberto Eco, and Haruki Murakami. Thomas Pynchon, Simon Winchester, and Mark Monmonier are also beloved. What have you liked that are similar to any of those guys?
I really like single-item histories (like Kurlansky's Salt, Cod, etc) and geography/geology-related nonfiction.
What amazing books am I overlooking or unaware of? I need something new for my long train commute!