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Threads: The Reincarnation of Anne Boleyn
Threads: The Reincarnation of Anne Boleyn
"A historical, romantic fantasy story of reincarnation narrated by Anne Boleyn as she reviews her life(s)."
A Wild Sheep Chase: A Novel
A Wild Sheep Chase: A Novel
"A hybrid of mythology and mystery as a surreal and elaborate quest takes the hero from the urban haunts of Tokyo to the remote and snowy mountains of northern Japan."
Wizard of the Pigeons
Wizard of the Pigeons
""Wizards are real and live on the fringes of modern society as street people."  Urban fantasy set in modern day Seattle."
The Magus
The Magus
""A man trapped in a millionaire's deadly game of political and sexual betrayal.""
Affinity
Affinity
""Multidimensional, naturalistic look at Victorian society; a suspenseful tale of terror and a piece of elegant, thinly veiled erotica.""
The Bridge
The Bridge
"Life in the fast lane leads to The Crash and Coma with months of amnesiac trance and trauma-induced hallucinations.  Social sci-fi."
Grimm's Last Fairytale: A Novel
Grimm's Last Fairytale: A Novel
""Re-creation of the life of Jacob Grimm, interwoven with a grotesque version of 'Sleeping Beauty', Grimm's last fairy tale, told from Prince Charming's point of view.""
The World According to Garp (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
The World According to Garp (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
""Comic and compassionate coming-of-age story.""
House of Leaves
House of Leaves
"Psychological thriller/horror.  A haunted house (alive and gone wild that is bigger on the inside than outside) and "haunted" individuals. "A remake of haunted house story into a metaphor for dread itself.""
Merro Tree (Del Rey Discovery)
Merro Tree (Del Rey Discovery)
""A futuristic commentary on the possibilities of art and censorship."  Fantasy-scifi."
Requiem
Requiem
""A multi-level fantasy delving deep into the human spirit as well as into the mystical and mythical world surrounding the life of Christ."   Weaves history and mystical into a psychological thriller."
Fall On Your Knees (Oprah's Book Club)
Fall On Your Knees (Oprah's Book Club)
""An epic story of inescapable family bonds, of terrible secrets, of miracles, racial strife, attempted murder, birth and death, and forbidden love.""
Stones from the River
Stones from the River
""A dwarf woman struggles to find acceptance in her small German town in this novel spanning both world wars.""
The Woman in the Dunes
The Woman in the Dunes
"An amateur entomologist wanders into a remote village where he is taken captive. He joins a young widow/village "pariah" in a sand pit where they must constantly shovel back the ever-encroaching dunes."
The Confessions of Max Tivoli: A Novel
The Confessions of Max Tivoli: A Novel
""A man who ages backward in late 19th century San Francisco recounts his inverted but ultimately rewarding life.""
The Passion
The Passion
""Set in early 19th century Europe, the story of the destinies of Napoleon's faithful cook and the web-footed daughter of a Venetian boatman."  Historical fiction/love story."
Babel Tower
Babel Tower
""Seems to blend the Marquis de Sade and the Hobbit.""
The Fiend in Human: A Novel (Edward Whitty, 1)
The Fiend in Human: A Novel (Edward Whitty, 1)
""Victorian murder-mystery (ala Jack-The-Ripper) thriller. Noteworthy for the lovingly detailed (if sordid and unappealing) scenes of mid 1800s London.""
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
""A terrifying examination of what happens when one man's indulgence in his greatest passion-his sense of smell-leads to murder.""
Cloud Atlas: A Novel
Cloud Atlas: A Novel
"Six quasi-cliffhanger stories in six different time periods thematically connected by the pursuit of freedom and justice."
Geek Love: A Novel
Geek Love: A Novel
""A carnival family saves its traveling "Carnival Fabulon" from bankruptcy by giving birth to freaks in a "Ripley's Believe It or Not" world."   Macabre humor."
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
"Stories within stories and you are one of the main characters..."
Observatory Mansions: A Novel
Observatory Mansions: A Novel
""Story of a self-imposed exile; a melancholy malcontent who earns his living as a "statue of whiteness" in a nearby park, cadging coins for performances of eerie stillness.""
Blindness (Harvest Book)
Blindness (Harvest Book)
"An unnatural disaster of "white" blindness plagues a city.  Victims are quarantined, social order crumbles and society is divested of its humanity.  Winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize for Literature."
Gravity's Rainbow (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Gravity's Rainbow (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
"A GI in 1944 WWII London and every time he gets an erection a Nazi bomb/blitz hits the city."
Winter's Tale
Winter's Tale
"Multiple lives/dreams of Peter Lake, his dying lover, magical unicorn, villains....all set within 19th and 20th century Manhattan NY.  Magical realism."
Johnny Got His Gun
Johnny Got His Gun
""The story of an American youth who survives World War I as an armless, legless, and faceless basket case (literally) with his mind intact.""
Into the Forest: A Novel
Into the Forest: A Novel
""Brisk, feminist, contemplative first novel about the end of contemporary civilization and the survival of two sisters.""
The Chymical Wedding
The Chymical Wedding
""A novel of intellectual obsession and passion concerns two groups of people who are united in their investigation into the "great experiment of nature" in a Norfolk village, but divided by a century."
Little, Big
Little, Big
"Magical realism Tale of a family's multi-generation association with ancient, powerful, and elusive race of Fairies.  Winner of a 1982 World Fantasy Award."
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister: A Novel
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister: A Novel
"Adult, darker retelling of the classic Cinderella fable.  "Hybrid of mystery, fairy tale and historical novel.""
The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden
The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden
"First of "The Orphan's Tale" fantastical duo. A series of "nested" stories (stories within stories) lyrically weaving together Persian, Hindu and Northern European myths and fairy tales.  Narrated Arabian Nights-style by a young wild child with magical spelled facial tattoos."
The White Hotel
The White Hotel
""By turns a dream of electrifying eroticism recounted by a young woman to her analyst, Sigmund Freud, and a horrifying yet calmly unsensational narrative of the Holocaust.""
A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange
"An alarming Orwellian future of violence, high technology, and authoritarianism."
The Dork of Cork
The Dork of Cork
"Fictionalized memoir by an Irish dwarf."