So one of the great things about a love of all things bookish is getting to talk about them with like-minded people, most of which I do on this blog but IRL not so much. But when I do actually talk to actual people in real time then if it isn’t the Book God (and let’s face it, how else would he have achieved said title?) it will be my great friend Silvery Dude.
Thanks to his recommendations (and the occasional birthday gift) I discovered authors like Ben Aaronovitch and Lloyd Shepherd (to name only two), and in return I got him to read Christopher Fowler and Jon Ajvide Lindqvist.
Which seems a fair exchange.
And as I was trawling through my TBR Mountain recently looking for future reads I found quite a number he had suggested, so it seemed to me that it was time for a Silvery Dude Recommends Reading List
- Tigerman by Nick Harkaway – not the first of his novels that SD has recommended (Angelmaker takes that honour, and I’ve also read The Gone-Away World) but the most recent. It is gloriously exuberant and entertaining according to the Guardian.
- Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes – one of the sci-fi classics
- The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson – a gift from a couple of years ago and still unread (sorry)
- Ripper by Isabel Allende – a gripping thriller
- The Shambling Guide to New York City by Mur Lafferty – he may have found book one, but I found out about the sequel
- Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts – I am daunted by the size of this thing, even on Kindle….
- Wildwood by Colin Meloy – he told me about the book, I told him about Meloy’s band The Decemberists, a fair exchange
I’m positive there are loads more, and there are certainly books that I already owned that have climbed their way to the top of the pile because the Dudester had read them before me (I am looking at you The Night Circus).
Long may this continue 😀