Let's break the meme cycle and do something new.
What do you guys think about Italo Calvino? What book is your favorite? Who do you compare him to?
Personally I never know what to expect from him, every book is different.
I love Calvino but holy shit you're exposing yourself as a newfag. Calvino is very commonly discussed, probably top ~20 - 25 (counting "the greeks" as 1 for purposes of this ranking) if you ranked the most talked about authors on /lit/?
anyways if on a winter's night is mad comfy
I've only read If on a Winter's Night, Invisible Cities and a few short stories and they became instant favourites and go-to books for when I want to cuddle up and am too tired to start anything new. He reminds me of Barth, though I have no patience for Barth's tricks.
N.B. I am a lowly newfag.
In my opinion Cloud Atlas is just a better executed version of Calvino's If On a Winter's Night a Traveler. The whole second person shtick was interesting at first, then just silly.