"The Little Friend" by Donna Tart, or for Seattle-interest nonfic, try "Bare: On Women, Sex and Dancing" (can't remember the author and the title might be a bit off, sorry) written by a former Lusty Lady employee.
Well, I always recommend the good old Phenomenology of Spirit, but since that's more of a months- or years-long process and since you like words and stuff, you might want to look at Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations. It's really interesting. Otherwise you could try Freud's Jokes and their Relation to the Unconscious, which is actually really entertaining.
Huh. I typed in "i have a vagina" by "i am a man" and it gave me Josh Feit's resume.
I'd try Who Stole My Cheese And How Do I Hunt Them Down?
It's a fun story.
I'm going to make a recommend-bot for Christians that only recognizes the Bible and only recommends the Bible. "You enjoyed The Bible? Why then perhaps you should try reading... The Bible!"
Going to put ads on it and use the money to buy Absolute vodka, pit bull chow and parodies of the Last Supper.
Good find, Mr. Constant. Amazon's recommendation system sucks - partially, as my boyfriend points out, 'cause it's based on what people buy (including what they buy as gifts), not what they like. I'm getting awesome results from this site - a great model. Especially great because it lets you enter in books you HATE and EXCLUDE them from your recommendations. Hot. Thanks.
I recently enjoyed City of Words, a collection of lectures by Alberto Manguel; Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, by Murakami; and The Raw Shark Texts, by Steven Hall.
I did not enjoy The Wasp Factory, by Iain Banks.
And I've yet to find any recommendation engine that works worth a damn.
A Tribe Apart: A Journey into the Heart of American Adolescence by Patricia Hersch
The Boy Detective Fails by Joe Meno
The House on the Point: A Tribute to Franklin W. Dixon and The Hardy Boys by Benjamin Hoff
And of course, you can never go wrong with Star Wars: X-Wing - Iron Fist by Aaron Allston
Heh. I named me band on Rock Band the "Sot-Weed Factor." I've never heard anyone else mention it.
A tip on using the site (I have been doing nothing else for an hour, thanks PC): find other lists that match to an Evan S. Connell book and you'll be put in touch with immediate awesomeness.
I was sitting here going "Wow, all people seem to read is sci fi and children's literature," and my boyfriend commented that it might have to do with the sample of early adopters of the technology.
Oh I just loves me The Dick Gibson Show...Stanley rock the house!
"Points for a Compass Rose" by Evan S. Connell or any other of his amazing books; also Collected Poems by C. P. Cavafy. You'll be enthralled.
How can a story be fun? he willfully asked.
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell; or Independent People by Halldor Laxness
Born on a Blue Day--don't remember author, by an autistic person
Crazy--a former WA Post writer researches and writes about how the criminal justice system treats those with mental illness after his mentally ill son goes through an ordeal.
These are books my sister has read.
I read Fat Girl by Judith Moore last summer--pretty good.
Haven't read this, but Awakenings--don't remember author, about a doctor examining patients with severe brain disorders, made into a movie with really famous actors in it (Robin Williams? Robert DeNiro?).
The Brothers Bishop -- Bart Yates
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