Hello fellow Dopers,
I’ve recently acquired a taste for what is sometimes called “post-modern” fiction or meta-fiction, whatever it is called the main features are many charaters, some word play, digressive plots etc.
In any case, I like complex novels with multple narratives that offer different perspectives and are unlike other novels.
The novels that I like that I have in mind for the purposes of thread orientation are:
Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
Mason & Dixon by Thomas Pynchon
Underworld by Don DeLillo
2666 by Roberto Bolaño
Dhalgren by Samuel Delany
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Europe Central by William T. Vollman
The Gold Bug Variations by Richard Powers
The Sot Weed Factor by John Barth
House of Leaves by Mark Danilewski
Terra Nostra by Carlos Fuentes
The Tunnel by William H. Gass
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchel
Ulysses by James Joyce
And so on. I have read all of Thomas Pynchon and lots of Foster Wallace.
For my purposes I like something somewhat more challenging than Murikami, though he is quite good too.
On the other hand, I’m not interested in Finnegans Wake.
I like to read and collect this type of fiction, and I am aware of more books like this, but there must be many authors and novels of this vein that I am missing. I like all cultures and backgrounds so it does not have to be Euro-American centric, so any idea would help.
Any reccomendations more or less based on the type of books on the list would be much appreciated!