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Subject: DONE THANKS ALL
Date Posted: 6/22/2011 10:45 PM ET
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My husband has recently started reading and likes authors such as Chuck Palahniuk, David Sedaris, Kurt Vonnegut and George Orwell. Does anyone have any other authors to recommend?? I would greatly appreciate it.



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Date Posted: 6/24/2011 12:32 PM ET
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He will love American Gods by Neil Gaimen.  I really recommend this book.  If I think of more, I will add to this post.  off to work!

Date Posted: 6/27/2011 9:32 AM ET
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Augusten Burroughs (best known for "Running With Scissors" though I most preferred "Dry"), David Foster Wallace (try "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again"), David Rakoff and Sarah Vowell (both are "This American Life" contributors like David Sedaris...try "Fraud" by Rakoff and "The Partly Cloudy Patriot" by Vowell)  might fit his tastes. 

For dark, edgy writing like Palahniuk, I really hated semi-autobiographical "A Million Little Pieces" by James Frey, but it might be up his alley if he can stomach the gruesome stuff.

Jonathan Safran Foer is another edgy recommendation I think would probably go over well, too! I really loved both his novels "Everything is Illuminated" and "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" 

There's Dave Eggers, too. And if he's getting into George Orwell and Kurt Vonnegut, he might also want to check out "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley if he hasn't yet already.

Date Posted: 6/28/2011 2:03 AM ET
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Oh, and Catch-22!

Date Posted: 7/2/2011 2:11 PM ET
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Thanks for the suggestions. Looking into getting all listed. :)