The Kick-Ass Reading List #1

I was trying to figure out what to write about this week and noticed a bunch of reading lists on the main page, which sparked this crazy ass idea. Why don’t I recommend some books?

The first book I’m going to recommend is one of my all time favorites. It’s the first book I’ve ever re-read right after finishing it for the first time. There is just so much going on in this thing that a reader really does need to read it twice to understand it, but seeing as its entertaining as all hell and extra funny to boot – you won’t complain. It’s Kurt Vonnegut’s master piece SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE. I’ve read a lot of his books over the years, and this one stands out as one of his best, in my humble opinion. I also love Breakfast of Champions, Hocus Pocus, and Timequake – just to name a few.

Another book I’ll recommend, again one of my favorites, is Clive Barker’s THIEF OF ALWAYS. This is a beautiful, dark fairytale with great characters, suspense, and pacing. I cant’ even tell you how many times I’ve read the book over the years, but its one of my favorite books by the legendary author, which is saying a lot, because the dude has written a ton of fantastic literature even though he is mostly remembered for making Hellraiser. If you haven’t read this book yet, stop what your doing, like right now, and go and order it. You will not be disappointed!

The last book I’ll recommend on this list is another funny one – a book so funny, that while reading it, I broke out laughing out loud. I remember one time I was on the bus and I just couldn’t stop laughing at what was happening that everyone around me just stared at me, passing silent judgment. Though the author, Joseph Heller, is best known for Catch-22 (which is awesome in and off itself) his lesser known novel, God Knows, is fucking hilarious!

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