2666 - Roberto Bolano
Oblivion: Stories - DFW
The Pale King DFW
The Feast of the Goat - Mario Vargas Llosa
Freedom - Jonathan Franzen
House of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski
Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz
This is How You Lose Her - Junot Diaz
All very enjoyable books. Some of them, I've read 5 or more times. Those authors knew what they were fucking doing, you know?
Post your own, and comment on other people's.
Not bait, friend, just what I think. You know that many of those books / authors are recognised as modern classics, right? DFW is obviously a celebrated author, and 2666 and Freedom are considered great books. The only bait here is your post.
DFW is a giant hack with no literary chops to speak of. Franzen is exactly the same as DFW.
2666 was good, so says everyone in the world.
You know the only real problem I have with your post is that it's pretty obviously just a social piece. I'd have to wonder if you even read any of those books, and if you did, after, did you head on out to the Internet to see how well you liked them?
Sunhawk, is that you? You're the only retard that would come here to brag about having read shit like Oscar Wao more than five times. And yes, I remember that thread you made about that fact.
My Struggle 1-4 by Karl Ove Knausgaard
The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante
The Wallcreeper and Mislaid by Nell Zink
The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis
The Pale King by DFW
2666 by Roberto Bolano
Preparation for the Next Life by Atticus Lish
i'm probably forgetting a whole lot
>and if you did, after, did you head on out to the Internet to see how well you liked them?
Pray tell, do you do this? Really, it seems silly. On the other hand, looking up other people's opinions can be educational. Just make sure to form your own first. Endlessly seeking out people to think for you is very lame. Completely defeats the purpose of reading. Totally and utterly. If literature doesn't facilitate an ability to think for one self and form one's own opinions, it has failed to be enlightening. Oh well. Not everyone does it you know.
Capital letters famm.
How difficult is he, even in translation? I was in Budapest for a month and I started reading this one (I think) in a bookstore, and normally difficulty isn't an issue for me but I've spent almost the last year living out of airports, and 2 page sentences when I'm sleep deprived and travel-weary drive me nuts.
Luckily I'm back at my parents in the US for another couple of months and can do these kinds of books. I can't remember why I didn't buy this book. Is it hard?