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message 1: by Louise (new)

Louise | 280 comments I love weird/original/quirky books, so I thought we could have a list of those too.
(and it would be great to get some recommendations from the rest of you!)

So:
Doctor Olaf van Schuler's Brain
A Wild Sheep Chase
The Book of Dead Days
Be My Enemy
Little Black Book of Stories


message 2: by Coqueline (new)

Coqueline I love quirky stories!

Some that I can remember on the top of my head:

Getting It in the Head
Zazie in the Metro
Tales of the Unexpected or anything Roald Dahl wrote for adults

Anything by Edward Gorey


message 3: by Philip (new)

Philip Athans (philathans) | 35 comments I don't think I've ever read a wierder book than:

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

And it's BRILLIANT.


message 4: by Beverly (new)

Beverly Kennett | 27 comments Coqueline wrote: "I love quirky stories!

Some that I can remember on the top of my head:

Getting It in the Head
Zazie in the Metro
Tales of the Unexpected or anything Roal..."


I agree! "Kiss, Kiss" by Roald Dahl is very dark and creepy.


message 5: by Lea (new)

Lea (leadfw) | 215 comments Probably any of the bizarro titles:

Muscle Memory
Bucket of Face
The Egg Said Nothing

And many many many more -- you can find lots listed at bizarrocentral.com .

I also love:

Bigot Hall and The Crime Studio by Steve Aylett, and Gun, with Occasional Music by Jonathan Lethem.

Anything by Kelly Link.

I could go on and on, LOL.


message 6: by Louise (new)

Louise | 280 comments Cool thanks! I'll check out the link right away.


message 7: by Ellie (new)

Ellie (elliearcher) Lea, I so love Kelly Link- thanks for reminding me to reread her! And I thought I was the only one who loved Gun, with Occasional Music.

I obviously have to check out your other titles!

Thank you. :)


message 8: by Lea (new)

Lea (leadfw) | 215 comments Ellie wrote: "Lea, I so love Kelly Link- thanks for reminding me to reread her! And I thought I was the only one who loved Gun, with Occasional Music.

I obviously have to check out ..."



And I'm going to have to check out yours!


message 9: by Batsap (new)

Batsap | 117 comments I find Phillip K Dick's books rather trippy, especially Ubik and Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said.

Injury Time is another slightly off-kilter book.


message 11: by Ellie (new)

Ellie (elliearcher) Lea wrote: "Ellie wrote: "Lea, I so love Kelly Link- thanks for reminding me to reread her! And I thought I was the only one who loved Gun, with Occasional Music.

I obviously have..."


:D


message 12: by Louise (new)

Louise | 280 comments This one also qualifies Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino


message 14: by Jacob (new)

Jacob Overmark | 3 comments Every thing by Stefano Benny, but not least Terra!


message 15: by CD (new)

CD  | 170 comments Quirky and weird pretty well encapsulates author Christopher Moore's entire output.

One recent read from his list of works is Island of the Sequined Love Nun.

It has talking fruit bats. I'll leave you to it!


message 17: by Veronica ⭐️ (new)

Veronica ⭐️ | 10 comments I think Charlotte Raine's Grant and Daniels Series was a little weird and quirky. All the characters had some sort of crazy.
Short reads but full of murder and mayhem.

Midnight Sun
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Devil's Dawn I read this in 2015 but I would suggest reading them in order.
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Blood Moon
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 18: by Melissa (new)

Melissa | 363 comments CD wrote: "Quirky and weird pretty well encapsulates author Christopher Moore's entire output.

One recent read from his list of works is Island of the Sequined Love Nun.

It has t..."


I have to add this one to my TBR!


message 19: by Leslie (new)

Leslie Powell-Mccarty | 3 comments Growing Things by Paul Tremblay!


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