This work of fantasy follows the character Zane through his adventures after he shoots Death. This book is impossible to put down once you've started reading it. Piers Anthony's storytelling is both humorous and very original.
2. The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells
Okay, so it's actually a novella, but I had to include it because it's such a good read. Perfect combination of science fiction and horror. Unfortunately the movies made after this story look awful, and from what I've heard they aren't even worth watching for the "haha" factor.
3. Running with Scissors: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs
After I saw the film inspired by this book, I knew I had to read it. This guy has had a totally bizarro life, and the way he tells it will make you laugh, gasp, and grateful that you didn't have his childhood.
4. Weaveworld by Clive Barker
I never wanted this book to end. When a land of supernatural beings is threatened, they weave themselves into an enchanted rug to be hidden and protected. The story is so beautifully crafted, and I was entranced the whole time.
5. Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palaniuk
Let me start by saying that Palahniuk is not for everyone. This book is rather twisted (and sometimes just downright gross), but the writing is clever and enticing. If you can stomach Invisible Monsters and found that you enjoyed it, I also recommend Survivor by Palahniuck.
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