If any of you have read the synopsis for Noggin you'll know that it's definitely one of the more extreme and unique sounding releases of 2014! I love books that are a little bit crazy but so cleverly imagined that it somehow works.
Today for my stop on the Noggin blog tour author John Corey Whaley is sharing 5 book recommendations that like Noggin are a little out there but all the better for it!
This book is the definition of outrageous and it does what I love most by being hilarious, ridiculous, and packing a surprising emotional punch.
This book means a lot to me and, actually, is partly the reason why I wrote NOGGIN. Vonnegut's balance of absurdity with realistic human stories is something I have always thrived to imitate. Plus, there are aliens.
Because what other book has an anthropomorphic dolphin murder Elijah Wood????
This one may be better as an audiobook just to hear David Sedaris share his experiences as a Christmas elf at Macy's. It's hilarious and thoughtful, which is always the case with Sedaris.
Yu's talent for telling a small story against an outlandish backdrop is truly mesmerizing.
Noggin is released in the UK on the 31st July 2014
Visit So Many Books So Little Time tomorrow for a Q&A with Corey