Books and authors recommended by people from Twitter

  • Ben Okri – Famished Road recommended by @Vanalli
  • J. R. Ackerley – We Think The World of You recommended by @marksimpsonist
  • Carlos Castaneda recommended by @igorc166
  • Roberto Bolano, Dostoyevsky and Haruki Murakami recommended by @on_off_course
  • Tim Winton recommended by @Nganadeeleg
  • Kazuo Ishiguro, Jonathan Lethem, Peter Hoeg, Rupert Thomson and Ian McEwan recommended by @jezzabkk
  • Joseph Heller – Catch-22, Oscar Wilde, Shakespeare and Heinrich Heine recommended by @Ryn_writes
  • Hoeg: Woman and the Ape, Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow, The Quiet Girl, Tales of the Night (shorts) recommended by @jezzabkk
  • Thomson: The Insult, Soft, Book of Revelation, Death of a Murderer recommended by @jezzabkk
  • Jim Crace’s ‘Being Dead’ and the Louis de Bernieres South American trilogy recommended by @jezzabkk
  • China Melville, Ballard and David Peace recommended by @on_off_course
  • Brendan Behan recommended by @PaulGarrigan
  • Brian Jacques, Roald Dahl and “Death By Blackhole” by Neil Degrasse Tyson recommended by @fishmyman
  • The short stories of Katherine Mansfield, the novels of Christopher Isherwood, and the essays of Roland Barthes recommended by @Notorious_QRG
  • Gore Vidal – Myra Breckenridge recommended by @argillaceousvis
  • Gore Vidal – The City & The Pillar recommended by the daddy of Metrosexuality and the author of “Metrosexy”, @marksimpsonist
  • The Amtrak War Series by Patrick Tilley recommended by @bangkokram
  • David Meerman-Scott recommended by @bangkokbugle
  • Thomas Mann, Dostojevski, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Dan Brown and Grisham recommended by @BangkokDan

That’s it. I hope I have included all the books and the authors that were kindly and generously recommended by people who I asked on Twitter, apart from one person: @bangkokdave who is probably allergic to literature!   ^__^

And for me, it is pretty obvious which author and books I am going to recommend: Haruki Murakami – Norwegian Wood, Kafka on the Shore and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. The first book is the only novel that has made me cry. The second is probably his funniest and most playful novel and the third is his most awesome and metaphysical book which I have in three editions.

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4 responses to “Books and authors recommended by people from Twitter

  1. Am I the only person who recommended a book by a woman (Katherine Mansfield)? What did I tell you about ‘gay literature’! Not that all those writers are gay. But men are a bit gay anyway.

    • I still don’t get what you are trying to tell me. However, I tend to agree with you that if men were not so afraid to be judged by society, they would give their homosexual side a go in a heartbeat. It is a shame that not many people have recommended novels written by female authors.

    • I knew I had bought Katherine Mansfield’s collected short stories book many months ago. I have just checked and found it among the other 236 books in my Kindle although I have not got round to reading it yet.

  2. One more book, Fernando Pessoa’s “The Book of Disquiet”, recommended by @on_off_course

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