I know what you mean, I am exactly the same way.Tito said:
jfm said:Haruki Murakami. He is an amazing author, a Japanese (albeit with heavy American influences) Vonnegut writing about the emptiness of modern life through surreal situations. He uses a lot of musical themes in the book, jazz and the Beatles primarily. The English translations (two people have done all the translations I have seen) are excellent. I have every one of his works available in translation, and I cannot recommend him enough!
Kyle said:The Dick and Jane series is great for a first read.
Tito said:Oh My... Stars.
NMMB: I thought it was a very interesting take on Econ and Stats (correlations). Who knew a kid named Loser would become a decorated police officer?
Mitch: I see that you're in academics. I would highly suggest Fluke, Christopher Moore. It is about marine biologists and theories on whales kinda...
Justin: Japanese aso... I like that idea. You might enjoy The Box Man, Kobo Abe. BTW I'm a Vonnegurt nut too.
I been toying with the idea of reading some Carl Hiaasen anybody suggest a good one to begin with?
rtaylor61 said:What would you recommend as a first read?