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My uncle gave me a hundred bucks to spend on books. I've spent around sixty on the ones I've had an eye on for a while now, but I'm not entirely sure what to spend the last forty on. I like most genres so long as the prose and other elements of the story are not half-assed.

I was originally going to put this in the book forum, but I want answers from an INTP perspective.

NO YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE!
 
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Well.... if you're interested there's this unpublished novel .... Lol. Just kidding. You specific genres do you like, because "Young Adult" is more vague than you can imagine.
 

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Philip K. Dick
 

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Well.... if you're interested there's this unpublished novel .... Lol. Just kidding. You specific genres do you like, because "Young Adult" is more vague than you can imagine.
I would say speculative fiction, magic realism, cyberpunk, metamodernist, and surrealism are the type of works I read the most.

Philip K. Dick
Good recommendation, but I've read enough of that lunatics work to satisfy me for now.
 

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Starfish by Peter Watts. I think I liked that book a little too much...
 

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I think I might buy Buddhas Little Finger, sounds interesting.

Starfish by Peter Watts. I think I liked that book a little too much...
The premise sounds good, the only thing holding me back is, besides the bad ass last line, I didn't particularly like his short story The Things. I guess I shouldn't let one short ruin an author for me though.

Snow Crash, Diamond Age, and/or Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
Fucking thank ye. I always remember that I want to read Snow Crash when I don't have money. Deff gunna buy.
 

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The premise sounds good, the only thing holding me back is, besides the bad ass last line, I didn't particularly like his short story The Things. I guess I shouldn't let one short ruin an author for me though.
I haven't read any of his short stories. He seems to do pretty well in long form, though. Thanks for the tip.
 

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Umberto Eco, Gabriel García Márquez, Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortázar for starters.
Love in the Time of Cholera sounds good, I might buy that.
 

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I'm currently on a non-fiction kick, but the last fiction book I read was The Young Lions by Irwin Shaw.
 

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I don't read much fiction, but I do like Douglas Adams and Brian Lumley.
 

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Love in the Time of Cholera sounds good, I might buy that.
Oh, it is. And might I also recommend "Chronicle of a Death Foretold"? It's sort of an investigation of a murder but undertaken like 40 years after the fact, and it's very complex and intriguing.
 
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