I want some fruitcake books!
March 15, 2011 3:24 AM Subscribe
Please recommend some ‘fruitcake’ novels!
posted by low_horrible_immoral to Writing & Language (40 answers total) 81 users marked this as a favorite
I really like what I would call ‘fruitcake’ books – large, dense, absorbing, eccentric, somewhat old-fashioned and sometimes stolid, but full of tasty things and ultimately, extremely satisfying. :-)
For instance, I really enjoyed metafilter fave Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Little, Big, The Quincunx, A Prayer for Owen Meany, The Deptford Trilogy, The Manuscript Found in Saragossa, Wolf Hall, Foucault's Pendulum and The Crimson Petal and the White.
I've read quite a lot of Victorian stuff. I don't really like sagas or Neal Stephenson. I really like historical/fantasy but would welcome any suggestions, the more fruitcakey the better! Thanks.