The question asked for recommendations outwith fantasy.
If you like mystery try Davinci Code. Its like a mix of fact and fiction. very good
Yes, it's like a mix of fact and fiction but only without the fact. The book's rotten mass-market fodder by an inexperienced hack made popular by inexperienced readers.
Outwith the fantasy genre, there's all manner of great and talented writers: Saul Bellow, Kurt Vonnegut, Virginia Woolf, Kazuo Ishiguro, Italo Calvino, Umberto Eco, John Upd**e, Roddy Doyle, John Irving, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and so on.
Altough I haven and wont read the Da Vinci code - I am Christian and the ideas of the book insult me, I would not support insulting an author who has sold so many books. Obviously there is something interesting there.
I agree with Kurt Vonnegut, and I consider PRatchett to be parody. Outwith of fantasy, try Douglas Adams or Ray Bradbury. Sparhawk, you aren't missing anything by not having read the da vinci code. Oh and I agree with xxmarcoxx's view on nonfiction ;D
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