Thursday, October 2, 2008

Book Suggestions

I got a request today from a good friend of mine.
I just finished Independence Day by Richard Ford, which was phenomenal, and am now reading Lolita, but I feel like I'm in an author rut. Would love to hear if you have any suggestions...
Absolutely!

I loved Lolita, and though I've never read it, I've been told (by people who know) that Pnin by Nabakov is even better.

Have you tried reading anything by Richard Russo? I really liked Empire Falls. I think it got made into a movie, too, though I didn't see it.

For another book in the "sad but well-written examination of American life" department, you could try The Gravedigger's Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates. I have to confess I didn't finish this one, because it is long and dense, but Oates is a great writer.

Also, The Ha-Ha by Dave King (which I blogged about recently) is great and I can't recommend it enough.

If anyone else is looking for book suggestions, let me know what you like and I'm happy to see if I can help.

2 comments:

  1. My mother-in-law has been emailing me questions like this recently. Or "My new book club picked this book. Will I like it?"

    I am always amused by it, for some reason, although it is nice being able to help.

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  2. What's funny to me is that one of the original reasons I joined LT was to get book suggestions -- and, wow, do I ever have lots of them now!

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