I really love fiction that leans toward magical realism and grim humor. My overall tastes range from the classic Argentine magical realists, to the beats of the fifties and sixties, to contemporary dark humorists like George Saunders. Generally speaking, the more it strays from traditional form, the more I like it!
This compact memoir is excellent. It's so uplifting and empowering to see the author, a queer person of color, face the toxic masculinity and bigotry ever-present in our era and thrive despite it. This book brought me a lot of hope in a grim year, and for that, Vivek Shraya has a reader for life in me.
This book is a miraculous blend of character and hauntingly strange adventure. Despite all his flaws and the almost surreal journey he embarks upon, you can't stop rooting for Jakub Procha. Tragic, funny, and unforgettable!
A surprising, hilarious, and deeply strange collection of one-page graphic stories. Plays with the reader’s sense of sequence and perception like a cat plays with a feather… Uniquely funny.
A harrowing look into humanity's deep future, grounded in realism. Images from this post-genetic wasteland will stick with you forever.
Winner of the Hugo, Nebula and Arthur C. Clarke Awards, this novel is considered the prime text of the new weird literary movement. A stunning work of creativity and imagination.
This collection of other wordly short stories distills Haruki Murakami's unique voice and world view into a single volume. Unforgettable!