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    weird fiction books

    I dont like to categorise my tastes.
    But i think for the genre of weird stories i dont mind and i dont know why.

    What writers/books/stories do you recommend?

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    what's meant by "weird" here?

    writers who are "weird" people, books about "weird" topics, writing that's actually "weird" in style...?

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    The only weird fiction I ever read was Kafka's Metamorphosis. That was weird.

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    Didn't know this had it's own subgenre. I've read some weird stuff now and again, but it's not clear to me what qualifies.

    Tim Lebbon's Noreela novels are kind of fantasy/horror and they are pretty unusual. Does that make them weird? What about funny/strange like Max Frei Stranger novels (or maybe Terry Pratchett)? Does weird have to be spooky?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starjots View Post
    The only weird fiction I ever read was Kafka's Metamorphosis. That was weird.
    read that a long time ago. I love kafka.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Senseye View Post
    Didn't know this had it's own subgenre. I've read some weird stuff now and again, but it's not clear to me what qualifies.

    Tim Lebbon's Noreela novels are kind of fantasy/horror and they are pretty unusual. Does that make them weird? What about funny/strange like Max Frei Stranger novels (or maybe Terry Pratchett)? Does weird have to be spooky?
    i like the following explanation http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/...says/nwwf.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by username View Post
    read that a long time ago. I love kafka.
    I figured as much. I just got around to it this summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by username View Post
    i c

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    I also don't have a clear picture of the genre.
    Does Neil Gaiman's American Gods count?
    Don't remember changing this.

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