So, my birthday's coming up and I had no idea what to ask people for. Then I decided that books are always a good idea. I'm getting Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass since I've heard it's a good read and Tim Burton is currently working on a new movie adaption.
The question that remains is what other books I should ask for. I'd like to read up on some classics, but many of them are so terribly boring. For instance, reading Frederick Marryat's The Flying Dutchman nearly put me to sleep. So, anybody got any good suggestions? It doesn't have to be an acclaimed classic. I'd like read something dashed with a bit of surrealism or dream-esque settings, but preferably no sci-fi since I've been reading a lot of that lately.