Name the best work of fiction published in the last 5 years.
Hard mode: no Bleeding Egde, no Pale King.
idk what the deal is with the filename but this isn't a dystopian novel. fucking loved it.
Soumission is Cassandra tier and therefore the best.
Its definitely a "mans man" bloodbath novel like The Godfather (more like scarface desu), it has some "rad" portions, and its structure is very much like the Latin Boom of the 60s and 70s including magical realism.
But the really impressive part is that every chapter is from a different characters point of view (like game of thrones) except he actually changes his writing style, tone, and vocabulary for each character.
Here are some of my favorites, senpai
Marías - The Infatuations (2011)
Zambra - Ways of Going Home (2011)
Zadie Smith - NW (2012)
Zambra - My Documents (2013)
Pauls - A History of Money (2013)
Marías - Thus Bad Begins (2014)
Modiano - So You Don't Get Lost in the Neighborhood (2014)
Welbeck - Submission (2015)
Ishiguro - The Buried Giant (2015)
They are both a fairly popular large series but no. They are not even the best selling for all that long.
You could switch these out with any popular book of the month. All The Light We Cannot See, A Brief History of Seven Killings...
Ok maybe the Ferrante series really did sell that well. I forgot how long it stayed compared to these other ones. That is only for last year though, I wouldn't know before that.
Still fuck you, coloring books and Japanese cleaning is the way of the future you cuck, get with it.
Brief History is not a book of the month club book. If anything a criticism could be leveled at it that it is genre fiction (violent noir). Or that the author is a mouthy SJW. But that doesnt detract from what should be a huge amount of staying power in the corpus of books consumed by well read young men.