Novels for a Murakami and Mieville fan?
August 2, 2008 9:38 PM Subscribe
NovelFilter: Hive mind, I have come to the shocking realization that my to-read queue is empty. I really enjoy the surreal side of Murakami (Hard-Boiled Wonderland, Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Kafka on the Shore, etc.), and I've recently been remembering the absolutely wonderful creations in Perdido Street Station. Help me find new novels that will send my mind to weird and fantastic places!
posted by DoubleMark to Media & Arts (46 answers total) 105 users marked this as a favorite
I suppose Perdido Street and Wind-Up Bird are about as different on the surface as you can get, but either way, it's all about giving me a sense of wonder. They're both so strange, surreal, bizarre, and inventive in the design of their worlds, even if some of those worlds are entirely mental. Give me something curious, something new, a world that's just a little (or more than a little) twisted. Fantasy, magical realism, the just plain weird, I'm not genre-picky.
It's really hard to communicate what I'm looking for, but I hope that anyone who's read all of the above will have some idea of what I mean and can give me a hand here.