Genre-Benders, Part II

We covered a few favorite genre-benders awhile back, but you’ve probably read up on all of them by now (right, right?) so we figured it was about time we gave you a few more to whet your appetite for some truly mind- and genre-bending stories!

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The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
Fans of the Tarantino-esque approach to the old Wild West will love this unconventional and darkly witty novel about a pair of brothers on a quest to strike their own gold in the Californian frontier.

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An Almond for a Parrot by Wray Delaney
Part historical fiction, part magical realism, this tale will take you on a bawdy, unforgettable ride through the historic streets of London in 1756 as a young woman awaits her trial for murder.
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Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson
Science fiction and fantasy merge together in this dreamlike narrative of a young Middle Eastern hacker who discovers a secret book of the jinn.

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Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Part sci-fi, memoir, war narrative and so much more … in all honesty, nothing we say can really prepare you for the kooky genius that is Vonnegut’s iconic novel.

 

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What’s your favorite genre-bender you’ve read? Share with us in the comments below!

    Gina Shin

    Gina is a Marketing Assistant at MIRA. A west coaster with intense love for beautiful mountains and beaches, few things make her happier than escaping into some natural scenery to unwind. Gina studied both English and Criminology in university, so it should come as no surprise that some of her favorite reads are mysteries and crime fiction. If not with her books, she is most likely playing instruments (usually guitar) and singing obnoxiously or lost in the world of Pinterest with a cup of strong black coffee.

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