What are some works of SFF that showcase beautiful language on a par with All The King's Men, Gilead, and Raymond Chandler's detective novels? I've read plenty of SFF that has transported me, but little that's struck me as gorgeously written. Thanks!
My brain needs some fiction reading and I'd like some recommendations based on my tastes in TV/Film: Mad Men, Quadrophenia, Good Fellas, The Krays, There Will Be Blood, Election, Spinal Tap, American Beauty, Eyes Wide Shut, Flashbacks of Fool, The Graduate, Rushmore. Thanks!
Please help me find these beauty school textbooks from the 1940s, 50s, or 60s. [more inside]
Help me find books about the ecstasies of death, and body snatching. [more inside]
Resources for recreating the look and feel of 17th century books (their title pages specifically?) [more inside]