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    Someone wants me to get them books for christmas. i can't read read, so know nothing about books. her favourite book is 1q84, any recommendations?

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    I put a slipstream list in that definition of sci fi thread. Most of that stuff would work.

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    What does she like about IQ84?

    THE SLIPSTREAM LIST

    ACKER, KATHY - Empire of the Senseless
    ACKROYD, PETER - Hawksmoor; Chatterton
    ALDISS, BRIAN - Life in the West
    ALLENDE, ISABEL - Of Love and Shadows; House of
    Spirits
    AMIS, KINGSLEY - The Alienation; The Green Man
    AMIS, MARTIN - Other People; Einstein's Monsters
    APPLE, MAX - Zap; The Oranging of America
    ATWOOD, MARGARET - The Handmaids Tale
    AUSTER, PAUL - City of Glass; In the Country of Last
    Things
    BALLARD, J. G. - Day of Creation; Empire of the Sun
    BANKS, IAIN - The Wasp Factory; The Bridge
    BANVILLE, JOHN - Kepler; Dr. Copernicus
    BARNES, JULIAN - Staring at the Sun
    BARTH, JOHN - Giles Goat-Boy; Chimera
    BARTHELME, DONALD - The Dead Father
    BATCHELOR, JOHN CALVIN - Birth of the People s
    Republic of Antarctica
    BELL, MADISON SMARTT - Waiting for the End of the
    World
    BERGER, THOMAS - Arthur Rex
    BONTLY, THOMAS - Celestial Chess
    BOYLE, T. CORAGHESSAN - Worlds End; Water Music
    BRANDAO, IGNACIO - And Still the Earth
    BURROUGHS, WILLIAM - Place of Dead Roads; Naked Lunch;
    Soft Machine; etc.
    CARROLL, JONATHAN - Bones of the Moon; Land of Laughs
    CARTER, ANGELA - Nights at the Circus; Heroes and
    Villains
    CARY, PETER - Illywhacker; Oscar and Lucinda
    CHESBRO, GEORGE M. - An Affair of Sorcerers
    COETZEE, J. M. - Life and rimes of Michael K.
    COOVER, ROBERT - The Public Burning; Pricksongs &
    Descants
    CRACE, JIM - Continent
    CROWLEY, JOHN - Little Big; Aegypt
    DAVENPORT, GUY - Da Vincis Bicycle; The Jules Verne
    Steam Balloon
    DISCH, THOMAS M. - On Wings of Song
    DODGE, JIM - Not Fade Away
    DURRELL, LAWRENCE - Tunc; Nunquam
    ELY, DAVID - Seconds
    ERICKSON, STEVE - Days Between Stations; Rubicon Beach
    FEDERMAN, RAYMOND - The Twofold Variations
    FOWLES, JOHN - A Maggot
    FRANZEN, JONATHAN - The Twenty-Seventh City
    FRISCH, MAX - Homo Faber; Man in the Holocene
    FUENTES, CARLOS - Terra Nostra
    GADDIS, WILLIAM - JR; Carpenters Gothic
    GARDNER, JOHN - Grendel; Freddy's Book
    GEARY, PATRICIA - Strange Toys; Living in Ether
    GOLDMAN, WILLIAM - The Princess Bride; The Color of
    Light
    GRASS, GUNTER - The Tin Drum
    GRAY, ALASDAIR - Lanark
    GRIMWOOD, KEN - Replay
    HARBINSON, W. A. - Genesis; Revelation; Otherworld
    HILL, CAROLYN - The Eleven Million Mile High Dancer
    HJVRTSBERG, WILLIAM - Gray Matters; Falling Angel
    HOBAN, RUSSELL - Riddley Walker
    HOYT, RICHARD - The Manna Enzyme
    IRWIN, ROBERT - The Arabian Nightmares
    ISKANDER, FAZIL - Sandro of Chegam; The Gospel
    According to Sandro
    JOHNSON, DENIS - Fiskadoro
    JONES, ROBERT F. - Blood Sport; The Diamond Bogo
    KINSELLA, W. P. - Shoeless Joe
    KOSTER, R. M. - The Dissertation; Mandragon
    KOTZWINKLE, WILLIAM - Elephant Bangs Train; Doctor
    Rat, Fata Morgana
    KRAMER, KATHRYN - A Handbook for Visitors From Outer
    Space
    LANGE, OLIVER - Vandenberg
    LEONARD, ELMORE - Touch
    LESSING, DORIS - The Four-Gated City; The Fifth Child
    of Satan
    LEVEN, JEREMY - Satan
    MAILER, NORMAN - Ancient Evenings
    MARINIS, RICK - A Lovely Monster
    MARQUEZ, GABRIEL GARCIA - Autumn of the Patriarch; One
    Hundred Years of Solitude
    MATHEWS, HARRY - The Sinking of the Odradek Stadium
    McEWAN, IAN - The Comfort of Strangers; The Child in
    Time
    McMAHON, THOMAS - Loving Little Egypt
    MILLAR, MARTIN - Milk, Sulphate and Alby Starvation
    MOONEY, TED - Easy Travel to Other Planets
    MOORCOCK, MICHAEL - Laughter of Carthage; Byzantium
    Endures; Mother London
    MOORE, BRIAN - Cold Heaven
    MORRELL, DAVID - The Totem
    MORRISON, TONI - Beloved; The Song of Solomon
    NUNN, KEN - Tapping the Source; Unassigned Territory
    PERCY, WALKER - Love in the Ruins; The Thanatos
    Syndrome
    PIERCY, MARGE - Woman on the Edge of Time
    PORTIS, CHARLES - Masters of Atlantis
    PRIEST, CHRISTOPHER - The Glamour; The Affirmation
    PROSE, FRANCINE - Bigfoot Dreams, Marie Laveau
    PYNCHON, THOMAS - Gravity's Rainbow; V; The Crying of
    Lot 49
    REED, ISHMAEL - Mumbo Jumbo; The Terrible Twos
    RICE, ANNE - The Vampire Lestat; Queen of the Damned
    ROBBINS, TOM - Jitterbug Perfume; Another Roadside
    Attraction
    ROTH, PHILIP - The Counterlife
    RUSHDIE, SALMON - Midnight's Children; Grimus; The
    Satanic Verses
    SAINT, H. F. - Memoirs of an Invisible Man
    SCHOLZ, CARTER & HARCOURT GLENN - Palimpsests
    SHEPARD, LUCIUS - Life During Wartime
    SIDDONS, ANNE RIVERS - The House Next Door
    SPARK, MURIEL - The Hothouse by the East River
    SPENCER, SCOTT - Last Night at the Brain Thieves Ball
    SUKENICK, RONALD - Up; Down; Out
    SUSKIND, PATRICK - Perfume
    THEROUX, PAUL - O-Zone
    THOMAS, D. M. - The White Hotel
    THOMPSON, JOYCE - The Blue Chair; Conscience Place
    THOMSON, RUPERT - Dreams of Leaving
    THORNBERG, NEWTON - Valhalla
    THORNTON, LAWRENCE - Imagining Argentina
    UPDIKE, JOHN - Witches of Eastwick; Rogers Version
    VLIET, R. G. - Scorpio Rising
    VOLLMAN, WILLIAM T. - You Bright and Risen Angels
    VONNEGUT, KURT - Galapagos; Slaughterhouse-Five
    WALLACE, DAVID FOSTER - The Broom of the System
    WEBB, DON - Uncle Ovid's Exercise Book
    WHITTEMORE, EDWARD - Nile Shadows; Jerusalem Poker;
    Sinai Tapestry
    WILLARD, NANCY - Things Invisible to See
    WOMACK, JACK - Ambient; Terraplane
    WOOD, BARI - The Killing Gift
    WRIGHT, STEPHEN - M31: A Family Romance

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    Try this, its good and not too Mitchell silly.

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...-jacob-de-zoet

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    This is one of my perennial recommendations, but it may actually fit the bill. Quixotic and beautifully written, but doesn't have the intimacy of the Murakami.

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/..._Rice_and_Salt

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    Quote Originally Posted by droid View Post
    What does she like about IQ84?
    nice one droid, i suspected this'd be one of your many forte's. She says she likes the atmosphere.

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    Hmm... Ok, the first one then, but maybe something more literary might be better. Let me think.

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