Something that isn’t A Song of Ice and Fire or Hunger Games or anything to do with Dragon Tattoos, because I have burned through them already (or in the case of Dragon Tattoo, started and then sold in disgust for 50p).
Anything fantasy or light sci-fi with maybe a bit of humour. I like apocalyptic stuff but I think I’ve read all of them by now. No romance or crime.
OK so The Gone Away World and City of Thieves look good. Anna Karenina and The Illustrated Man are probably two I really should just knuckle down and read already. Clive Barker isn’t my thing but I’ve heard David Mitchell in general is excellent.
This is all good stuff, keep them coming. I’m sure there’s a Japanese writer I wanted to look into, but I’ve forgotten his damn name.
UPDATE: THE RECKONING:
Not big on drug things but may still set aside time for Jesus’ Son.
I think theoishere has named the guy I wanted to look into: Haruki Murikami, but there may have been another first or surname beginning with C. Jeph Jacques has mentioned him once or twice.
I’ve read most of the other suggestions, but Feed got my interest.
Yeah so I never mentioned there being a winner, but theoishere is it. Totally nailed my taste in books and made a whole section just for lady writers which is appreciated.
Thanks very much, everyone.
UPDATE: THE FINAL FRONTIER
Still receiving recs which is awesome. I’m researching every one.