- Interesting alt fiction to read ?
Not read a much since having are son but looking to get back into reading again.
Big fan of Coupland at his best, and more recently found scarlet Thomas, jasper fforde, tom Holt, Christopher Moore and Buckley pretty good.
Anyone recommend anything similier to the above or just some new alt fiction that goes off at tangent.Posted 3 years ago
Big Big fan of gaiman read all his stuff including the younger readers ones.
Cougar if u have nit read Christopher Moore check out lamb (as per the reference to the bible)
Also as mentioned American gods, one of my favorite books.
Christopher Buckley also readable little green men is a good American satirical yarn.
Cheers for all the other names of which I have not heard before, lots to check out there.Posted 3 years agoMalvern RiderMember
Not sure what ‘alt fiction’ is, but going with general ‘alternative’ (ie odd, different, fantastical etc) then for me it’s Ray Bradbury. Always Ray Bradbury. Especially his short stories. Also Algernon Blackwood, Iain Banks, Terry Pratchett, Aldous Huxley, Philip K DickPosted 3 years agowordnumbMember
Assuming that by ‘alt’ you mean less well known literature, rather than some sort of genre fad, there’s a lot worse writing out there than The Vorrh by Brian Catling. Sort of Narnia for adults written by a professor of Sculpture with more than a passing interest in shamanism.
Otherwise I second the Stanislaw Lem recommendation above.Posted 3 years agofinbarMember
Justin Kronin’s “The Passage” & “The Twelve”, are just brilliant. And you should finish in time for the final book to come out.
I’ve just finished both of these. Compulsive page turners, absolutely, but brilliant isn’t a word I’d use. You can really tell Cronin is an English Professor – the books are a like a compilation of literary tricks and techniques to keep you interested and reading. Kind of like MTV in literary form.Posted 3 years agoeightyeightMember
Solar by Ian McEwan
Personally I’d give that a big miss. When McEwan tries to be funny he misses the mark. Subtle satire it ain’t.
Massively left field and potentially scoff worthy but a recent thread reminded me how much I enjoyed the Red Dwarf novels. And thinking of goofy science fiction reminded my of Stark by Ben Elton.
Not exactly high brow I grant you.Posted 3 years ago
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