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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

TheOrchardKeeper Fri 20-Sep-13 21:59:21

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.

TheOrchardKeeper Fri 20-Sep-13 22:05:22

(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.

Theincidental Fri 20-Sep-13 22:28:05

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.

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Fri 20-Sep-13 22:29:53

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

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