8 Book Recommendations That Totally Miss The Point

You know how some book reviews end with the sentence “…so read [novel x] if you like [x, y, and z]” ?

Well, I started thinking- what would happen if you took a person who was absolutely and completely clueless about everything in the universe and always misses the point (and we all know that person), gave them a book to read, and then asked them how they’d recommend it to a friend? Here’s what I came up with:

(I chose these particular books based on my own recent reads.)

 

onsuchafullseaRead On Such a Full Sea if you like:

  • fish
  • a group of people who think they’re one person
  • gated communities
  • traveling musical groups that may try to murder you

 

 

 

 

 

Annihilation_by_jeff_vandermeerRead the Southern Reach trilogy if you like:

  • owls that think they’re people
  • towers
  • not telling people your real name
  • notebooks

 

 

 

 

 

 

colorlessRead Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage if you like:

  • freaky dreams
  • sitting in railroad stations
  • swimming
  • Tokyo

 

 

 

 

 

 

American_godsRead American Gods if you like:

  • coin tricks
  • guys who have like 25 thousand different names
  • road trips to Wisconsin
  • the uber-freaky House on the Rock

 

 

 

 

 

 

mercedesRead Mr. Mercedes if you like:

  • German engineering
  • ice cream
  • basement computers
  • more ice cream

 

 

 

 

 

 

silkwormRead The Silkworm if you like:

  • anything related to Hannibal Lector
  • people with grudges
  • obnoxious people
  • rain, lots and lots of rain

 

 

 

 

 

 

cloudatlasRead Cloud Atlas if you like:

  • boats
  • deja vu
  • unexpected chapter breaks
  • Tom Hanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

secret_historyRead The Secret History if you like:

  • clique-y people
  • precipices
  • snow
  • very small class sizes

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