Kangaroo Notebook: A Novel
by Kobo Abe
This book is a surrealist romp, a bizarre fever dream that would be similar conceptually to Kafka and the Marx Brothers on their way to a dinner party at Dante Alighieri's place.
The Third Policeman
by Flann O'Brien
A criminal act spirals into a surreal world of comedic terror and isolation.
The Priory of the Orange Tree
by Samantha Shannon
Hit me with those 800 pages of high fantasy, 'cause that's the only acceptable way to murder me, fyi.
Fathers and Sons
by Ivan Turgenev, translation by Peter Carson
As many of the classic Russian writers, Turgenev was a great psychologist and existential philosopher, but also a masterful storyteller. You can never really tell if he makes fun of or praises his most famous character, the nihilistic Bazaro. It's probably a bit of both, which removes any sense of tedious lecturing from his thoughtful work.
Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye, Vol. 1: Going Underground
by Gerard Way and Jon Rivera, illus. By Michael Avon Oeming
It's the story of a retired spelunker trying to reconnect with his teenage daughter as they dive deep into another cave adventure that might have something to do with her dead mother. The series blends action, character development and trippy art that makes you feel like you're on acid every time you flip the page. If you like weird, you'll like Cave Carson.
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