McEwan, Faulks, Ishiguro, Atwood

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EsTutMirLeid Fri 20-Sep-13 21:57:36

My favourite authors are Ian McEwan, Sebastian Faulks, Kazuo Ishiguro and Margaret Atwood. I've adored everything they've written. So who else might I like please? I need something new to read! smile

Also love Margaret Atwood!

have you read The Magic Toyshop, by Angela Carter?

Foosyerdoos Fri 20-Sep-13 22:00:29

Douglas Coupland
Haruki Murakami

Slippydippysoap Fri 20-Sep-13 22:02:47

Haruki Murakami is amazing!

EsTutMirLeid Fri 20-Sep-13 22:05:16

Is that the Fahrenheit something or other author, is that good? Off to google.

(any Carter book would do but TMT is good. And Martin Amis is good if you really like McEwan) smile

EsTutMirLeid Fri 20-Sep-13 22:06:31

No it's not, where did I get that from?

EsTutMirLeid Fri 20-Sep-13 22:13:39

Oooooohhh after a very quick google I like the look of Haruki Murakami!!
Is 1Q84 any good? It appears to be 3 books?

The Magic Toy Sop description on amazon sounds a bit too unusual for me. Is it?

Snazzyenjoyingsummer Fri 20-Sep-13 22:19:38

Sarah Waters! , Angela Carter, Martin Amis as mentioned.

Murakami''s After Dark is very good.

Can only echo coupland and carter as well- both brilliant.

Irvine welsh, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, emile Zola - also on my favourites and I love the authors you've listed.

Alice Munroe, another Canadian

SageBush Fri 20-Sep-13 22:31:55

Carol Shields is another brilliant writer - 'Unless' is astoundingly good. I also agree with the Angela Carter and Sarah Waters recommendations.

SageBush Fri 20-Sep-13 22:32:19

Oh, how about Donna Tartt?

EsTutMirLeid Fri 20-Sep-13 23:03:02

I've downloaded lots of samples onto my kindle, thanks for the recommendations!

You would probably like Julian Barnes.
And The English Patient.

ButterMyArse Sat 21-Sep-13 00:26:28

I third (or fourth) Murukami. Norwegian Wood is AMAZING. Amazing, incredible ... one of my favourite ever books.

DuchessofMalfi Sat 21-Sep-13 06:22:45

I read Norwegian Wood a couple of weeks ago and loved it too. My first Murakami. Looking forward to reading more.

Also like McEwan. Atonement is one of my favourite novels. I'm still working my way through his novels, but did like Enduring Love - was very good.

rootypig Sat 21-Sep-13 06:29:16

Siri Hustvedt The Blindfold

rootypig Sat 21-Sep-13 06:29:54

Oh yes Alice Munro! Breathtaking

haverer Sat 21-Sep-13 06:42:13

I love your favourites and also AL Kennedy.

I was thinking Murakami too.
Also, these are books aimed at young adults but they are well worth reading, The Ask and The Answer series by Patrick Ness. He has also recently published a ook for adults but I am yet to read it.
Also Dream Number Nine by the guy who wrote Cloud Atlas, which I could not get on with but Dream Number Nine is an amazing book.
And lastly, try Special Topics in Calamity Physics, amazing story.
Oh and yy to Donna Tartt!

Obviously that was meant to read Book. Or I was speaking Librarian!

EsTutMirLeid Sat 21-Sep-13 07:45:42

Thank you, thank you. That's great I've been struggling to find any other authors whose style suits what I like.

highlandcoo Sat 21-Sep-13 10:32:39

How about Alan Hollinghurst - maybe start with The Line of Beauty.

You might also like Ann Patchett. Bel Canto and State of Wonder are particularly good.

tobiasfunke Sat 21-Sep-13 10:36:24

Isabel Allende, Jonathan Franzen, Jeffrey Eugenides

Definitely yy to Isabel Allende, my favorite by her is The House of Spirits.

Minty82 Sat 21-Sep-13 12:14:47

Yes to Carol Shields, I love all her books. Also Barbara Kingsolver, Zadie Smith, Hari Kunzru, Salman Rushdie?

hackmum Sun 22-Sep-13 11:04:37

I would definitely agree with Carol Shields, Sarah Waters and Alan Hollinghurst. Anyone else mentioned Julian Barnes? Some of his books are great, and very like Sebastian Faulks in a lot of ways. I particularly love the short stories.

I also love Alison Lurie - you don't read much about her these days but she was fairly prolific a few years ago, and they're really enjoyable books.

Teapigging Sun 22-Sep-13 12:50:23

Alan Hollinghurst, Anne Enwright, Angela Carter (start with Nights at the Circus or Wise Children), Colm Toibin (start with The Blackwater Lightship), Hilary Mantel (start with A Change of Climate), Alice Munro, Mavis Gallant, David Mitchell (start with Cloud Atlas).

IndridCold Sun 22-Sep-13 22:58:18

Rupert Thomson
Carlos Ruiz Zafon

HilaryM Mon 23-Sep-13 10:02:26

Kent Haruf. Paul Auster.

HilaryM Mon 23-Sep-13 10:04:06

Elizabeth Taylor. E Annie Proulx. Michael Cunningham.

HilaryM Mon 23-Sep-13 10:05:03

Jon Mcgregor. Ann Patchett.

exexpat Mon 23-Sep-13 10:11:06

John Lanchester (Debt to Pleasure, Capital), William Boyd (Any Human Heart), Barbara Kingsolver (Prodigal Summer, Poisonwood Bible). And anything by Carol Shields.

BitBewildered Mon 23-Sep-13 10:21:53

Peter Carey, AS Byatt, Julian Barnes, Salman Rushdie, Margaret Forster. I always enjoy David Lodge, too.

elQuintoConyo Mon 23-Sep-13 11:18:20

I tend to avoid anything that's been translated: Isabel Allende, Carlos Ruiz Zafron; ok books for a story but it won't be in their style, iyswim?

I have all Margaret Atwood, Carl Shields (I particularly love Happenstance and Larry's Party). Angela Carter is excellent, I love her re-workings of fairytales. Kate Atkinson is wonderful - read in order! Case Histories is peerless.
I have just been re-reading my Fay Weldon, great stuff! I have a great photo of 2yo DS 'reading' Puffball!

I'd suggest hitting charity shops and buying a bunch of interesting-looking books, what you don't like/didn't finish, you haven't lost out much. Then you can take them all back to the charity shop - win, win, win!

Cooroo Tue 24-Sep-13 23:32:10

David Mitchell is the Cloud Atlas author (not the comedian!) and all his stuff is excellent.

MiddleAgeMiddleEngland Wed 25-Sep-13 14:42:37

Julian Barnes, yes, definitely.

John Fowles, a bit different, but very good on the whole. Start with The Collector or French Lieutenant's Woman.

yesbutnobut Fri 27-Sep-13 19:05:10

I think you'd like Rose Tremain (especially her history novels like Music and Silence), William Boyd, Kate Atkinson, Barbara Kingsolver, Sarah Waters, Julian Barnes and have you read any Anne Tyler (not her most recent books)?

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