When it’s done right, I love weird fiction. But it has to be weird for a purpose, and Saunders is, in my opinion, the master of weird.
It isn’t often that I close a book and feel goosebumps crawl across my arms while a deep satisfaction glows in my core. But that’s exactly what happened at the end of A Visit from the Goon Squad.
Riyria Revelations follows two thieves, Hadrian Blackwater and Royce Melborn, who together make up the duo that is Riyria. While their trade a bit shady by nature, the two end up as heroes for many of their clients.
Ursula K. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea is a classic fantasy tale that feels surprisingly fresh. It tells a large story without being epic or sprawling. It is short, simple, and brilliant.