Wednesday, June 9, 2010

dear reader, please help.

dear readers,
i feel as if i've been released, as if i've resurfaced from a time spend underwater holding my breath. i had been working on all new bloodmilk since january, the efforts of which have been revealed on etsy & at renegade bk (some pieces are still under wraps but will be brought to light soon!). it has been months of blood, tears, huge mistakes and turbulent trials. everything i believed in had been called into the interrogation room yet i feel triumphant and exhausted .......................and in need of a good book.
which is why i'm asking for you to help! i need some suggestions. my tastes ranges from speculative fiction (kelly link, karen russell) to the apocalyptic sci-fi (matthew derby) to the poetic and strange (geek love by katherine dunn, anything by the glorious stacey levine.) do you have any suggestions for me while i spend a few days in bed recovering?


Unknown said...

Oh how I loved 'Geek Love', I actually thought about it just the other day. I don't read as much sci fi as you do, but I thought of 'The Sparrow' by Mary Doria Russell. I really enjoyed it when I read it a couple of years ago. Hope this helps

Kelsey the Ewok said...

A short and sweet one that I sincerely believe you will love (if you don't love it already):

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster.

It's children's literature but I think an adult can take a lot from it, because you'll be able to understand some of the subtle subtext better.

Enjoy :)


Unknown said...

Anything by Aimee Bender.

Brian Sylvester said...

Have you read Steps of the Sun by Walter Tevis? Do you like Heinlein?

Feel better!

Loopy said...

Oh man, my first suggestion was Geek Love! :)
But if you like silly Monster B-movies, I suggest Monster Hunters International by Larry Correia! It's a quick silly read. I also suggest The Children's Hospital by Chris Adrian. It's long... but boy of boy is it worth it!

rachael said...

i highly recommend 'hard boiled wonderland and the end of the world' by haruki murakami...or 'never let me go' by kazuo ishiguro!

danielle v. said...

anything by Laura Mullen (you will love her!)

anything by Kathy Acker

Autobiography of Red - Anne Carson

have you read The Neverending Story ? you would live in it...

The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus by Margaret Atwood

and a million more when you're ready...

miss you so much... wish i could come make you summer comfort food...


Anonymous said...

"City of Saints and Madmen" and then the follow up "Shriek" by
Jeff Vandermeer or "Counting Heads" by David Marusek... definitely.

Anonymous said...

Sum by David Eagleman is a good respite read. I have been following your jewelry and art observations for nearly a year. I enjoy them immensely.

The Ottoman Estate

DM said...

I don't know if I'm too late but..

The Book of Lost Things. by John Connolly

Seems we have the same taste in literature so I'm sure this will be up to your fancy. A perfect blend of horror, whimsicalness, beauty and fear.

lolo dahling said...

Hope it's not too late..but my favorite of all time, if you have not read yet is... Hemingway's "Garden of Eden" such an escape for me!! A world I dream to be tangled in! xo-lo

Anonymous said...

I may be too late, but I wanted to mention Andrew Davidson's "The Gargoyle." A painful, beautiful, haunting book about love and the power of stories. It is not to all tastes, and the first few chapters are harsh, but it is striking.

For something a bit gentler, I'm a huge fan of Meredith Pierce's YA Darkangel trilogy with vampires. This was the series that as a child made me realize that I was a fantasy fan!

I can't wait to track down some of the suggestions here!

themonkeyunderground said...

I'll just say these are a few of our favorite books here in the Underground .
Ender's Game-Orson Scott Card
The Drifters-James Michener
Mutant Message Down under-Marlo Morgan
A Song of Ice and Fire-George R.R.Martin.

Leila Marvel said...

Blood Crazy by Simon Clark.

kate said...

hey!! found your blog looking for book recommendations for myself, actually. have you read cottonmouth kisses by clint catalyst? short stories and plenty of that "odd poetic stuff" you like haha. cheers!!