Great list, I've never heard any of these but I'll definitely be checking them, thanks for the list.
Gonna definitely have to check a couple of these out! I don't think I've read anything with the type of writing style you described for Ghost Town by Robert Coover, but you just piqued my interest...
Your first blurb has me adding that book to my list, thank you for posting!
Yo, you should check David Mitchell (not the comedian) if you liked Murakami.
Thanks for the suggestions and great brief descriptions. Definitely want to check some out. Have only read Kafka on the Shore, several years ago. Strangest book, as a Murakami fan, I didn't love it as much as many of his other works when I read it, yet found as time passed, my mind just keep going back to it, and it had a lasting effect, possibly moreso than most anything else I've read. Definitely need to read it again one of these days.
Sebald's work is just fantastic and devastating
I think I've read all of Sebalds books and I 100% agree with you - he's mesmerising. For a long time I just assumed what he was saying was true, but I later learned it wasn't - he just made it all up. It doesn't detract from it, for me anyway.
Never heard of that Universal Baseball Association - going to check that out.
Man sometimes I feel like I'm the only person who has read Universal Baseball Association. So awesome to see it on your list, it's one of my favorites.