The Jub Jub Bird

A literary blog with fantasy tendencies

Recommendations

Visionary Space Opera

Space Opera
Use of Weapons – Iain M Banks
The Player of Games – Iain M Banks
Look to Windward – Iain M Banks
Consider Phlebas – Iain M Banks
The Algebraist – Iain M Banks
Excession – Iain M Banks
Revelation Space – Alistair Reynolds
Absolution Gap – Alistair Reynolds
Redemption Ark – Alistair Reynolds

Fantasy
Lord Of The Rings – J R R Tolkien
A Game of Thrones – George R R Martin

Slipstream
The Sandman – Neil Gaiman (starts with Preludes and Nocturnes)
American Gods – Neil Gaiman
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen – Alan Moore

A Saga Without Equal

Humour
The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe – Douglas Adams
Life, the Universe and Everything – Douglas Adams
The Antipope – Robert Rankin
The Brentford Triangle – Robert Rankin
East of Ealing – Robert Rankin
The Third Policeman – Flann O’Brien
Small Gods – Terry Pratchett

Literary Speculation
Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami
Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami
The Enchantress of Florence – Salman Rushdie

Haunting and Other-Wordly

Literature
Last Orders – Graham Swift
Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami
Possession – A S Byatt
The Children’s Book – A S Byatt
The Crow Road – Iain Banks
Enduring Love – Ian McEwan
Black Swan Green – David Mitchell
A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
Everything Is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer
A History of the World in Ten and a Half Chapters – Julian Barnes

Films
Brazil
Edward Scissor Hands
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Howl’s Moving Castle
Time Bandits
Oh Brother Where Art Thou?
Jabberwocky
Baron Munchausen
Sleepy Hollow
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Fargo
Close Encounters of the Third Kind

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1 Comment »

  1. I just discovered your blog, and allow me to say, “It is a wonderful way to escape from the everyday drudgery of modern life.”

    Keep up the good work.

    Comment by James | June 22, 2010 | Reply


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