Books What Should I Read Next?
posted by April 11 at 14:09 PMon
There are a ton of bad book recommendation search engines out there, but this one seems pretty okay. First of all, I tried to enter a relatively obscure book that’s confounded a couple of other book recommendation search engines, Stanley Elkin’s The Magic Kingdom, which is an evil-but-hilarious novel about Make-A-Wish Kids visiting Disney World.
Some of the results ( Doctor Who: The Infinity Doctors by Lance Parkin, Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow) were insanely bad recommendations, but many of them were books that I’d loved (The Sot-weed Factor by John Barth, The Roaches Have No King by Daniel Evan Weiss). Of course, I didn’t get any actual recommendations out of the search, but other searches on the engine have proven more fruitful. It’s not perfect, but it looks like a good start.