Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Noggin Blog Tour: John Corey Whaley's Top 5 Quirky/ Outrageous Book Recommendations

If any of you have read the synopsis for Noggin you'll know that it's definitely one of the more extreme and unique sounding releases of 2014! I love books that are a little bit crazy but so cleverly imagined that it somehow works.

Today for my stop on the Noggin blog tour author John Corey Whaley is sharing 5 book recommendations that like Noggin are a little out there but all the better for it!

1.) Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
This book is the definition of outrageous and it does what I love most by being hilarious, ridiculous, and packing a surprising emotional punch.

2.) Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
This book means a lot to me and, actually, is partly the reason why I wrote NOGGIN. Vonnegut's balance of absurdity with realistic human stories is something I have always thrived to imitate. Plus, there are aliens.

3.) Eeee Eee Eeee by Tao Lin
Because what other book has an anthropomorphic dolphin murder Elijah Wood????

4.) Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris 
This one may be better as an audiobook just to hear David Sedaris share his experiences as a Christmas elf at Macy's. It's hilarious and thoughtful, which is always the case with Sedaris.

5.) How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu 
Yu's talent for telling a small story against an outlandish backdrop is truly mesmerizing.

Noggin is released in the UK on the 31st July 2014 
Visit So Many Books So Little Time tomorrow for a Q&A with Corey
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