Monday, September 7, 2015

Fall Fiction Stack (to read and review)

With Summer winding down and the Fall reading season gearing up, I thought I'd share a look at what's in my "to read/review" pile.

This stack includes:

A Gothic Soul by Jiri Karasek Ze Lvovic
The Mark and the Void by Paul Murray
Quicksand by Steve Toltz
The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie
Flood of Fire by Amitav Ghosh

I'm looking forward to jumping into this pile of exciting fiction -- I've written about a few of these writers already and am excited to see what's new with them -- Paul Murray's Skippy Dies (2010) was one of my first reviews published online and could be considered a turning point in my reading life, heralding a major critical shift in my literary endeavors.

In other news, I've recently had the following reviews go live, including one on the exceptionally good novel The Blue Guitar by John Banville.

The Blue Guitar by John Banville
The Illuminations by Andrew O'Hagan
Purity by Jonathan Franzen

I took last week off and read the new Harper Lee (which is not a masterpiece but totally fine, people!) and Marilynne Robinson's excellent Booker Prize nominee Lila. The Booker will contribute to an interesting few months, as there are a lot of strong candidates on that list... I'll post on that next week before the shortlist is announced. Stay tuned!

Currently reading:
Flood of Fire by Amitav Ghosh

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