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23 November 2013 @ 06:59 pm
 
Because I haven't spammed your flists enough these couple of days:

I need more books to read, because I don't already have a flat overflowing with more novels I can read in a good five years. Recommendations gladly accepted.

I like psychological things, detective stories, horror/thrillers, and well-written romantic stuff. Generally not a fan of sci-fi/fantasy (which is kind of ironic considering that HP and LOTR are my favourite books), but I'll keep my mind open. My book choices are usually very random, so don't assume I've read anything I haven't mentioned in my books tag.

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Kuurakuurankukkanen on November 23rd, 2013 07:41 pm (UTC)
How about this one? http://www.risingshadow.net/library?action=book&book_id=35982 (The Shining Girls. Also recently translated into Finnish if you'd prefer that.)

Also have you read any books from Simon Lelic? He is amazing.
Viirivehkaviirivehka on November 24th, 2013 02:39 am (UTC)
Catherynne M. Valente's Deathless is breathtakingly brilliant. It is simply the best book I've read in a few years. :) I won't spoil any of it to you, but I think you might like it.

Also, Vanity And Vexation is pretty good. (Pride & Prejudice genderbend!)

And um, what else... new Finnish literature, Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen: Sielut kulkevat sateessa. It's more of the horror side. Also, the House of Leaves, which is just great horror book - it gave me shivers for a few months.
Andymornings on November 24th, 2013 07:58 am (UTC)
Haha, Pasi was my Finnish teacher in high school, it's always strange to read something he's written :D But thanks, I'll keep those in mind!
Artearteww on November 24th, 2013 08:21 am (UTC)
Miika Nousiainen - Maaninkavaara
Jokaisen suomalaisen pitäisi lukea tämä kirja. Psykologista kamaa siitä, kuinka isä menettää poikansa ja alkaa pakkomielteisesti valmentaa tytärtään. Isä-tytär -suhteen voimakkuus oli tappaa minut.

Nelli Hietala - Lintujen käytännöllisyydestä
Aivan upea novellikokoelma. Täysin random. :D Ei mene mihinkään yllä mainitsemaasi kategoriaan, mutta tää vaan on niin HIENO, että pitää suositella.

Kai oot jo lukenut Audrey Niffeneggerin The Time Traveller's Wife? Kauneimpia rakkaustarinoita ikinä.
Lottaleijonankita on November 24th, 2013 12:16 pm (UTC)
Timetravellers wife! <333333
Inkainku on November 24th, 2013 04:41 pm (UTC)
Muutama mitkä tuli nopeasti mieleen: Johanna Sinisalon Ennen päivänlaskua ei voi (Myös Sinisalon novellikokoelma Kädettömät kuninkaat oli ihan mukavaa luettavaa), Irvine Welshin Trainspotting, Haruki Murakamin Norwegian wood. Viime vuonna luin Yleisen kirjallisuuden tuntemus -kurssin lukupiirissä Boccaccion Decameronesta joitakin tarinoita, oli huomattavasti viihdyttävämpää luettavaa kuin ehkä olettaisi 1300-luvulla kirjoitetun kirjan olevan.
sparrow_spark: John Readingsparrowspark on November 25th, 2013 05:34 am (UTC)
Psychological as in plot twist sort of thing or mental health?
I'd have to say though 'We Have Always Lived in the Castle' by Shirley Jackson is one of my recent favourites. A whole mix of things in that story.
http://www.shelfari.com/books/125604/We-Have-Always-Lived-in-the-Castle
Andymornings on November 25th, 2013 07:06 am (UTC)
Mental health, makes you think, plot twist - everything! But mostly I was referring to fiction to do with actual psychology, Silence of the Lambs-esque. Thanks!
sparrow_sparksparrowspark on November 26th, 2013 11:24 am (UTC)
The book I suggested is perfect for that :)