The fiction zeitgeist

Thanks for all of your suggestions, everyone. As noted previously I will now hunt out your recommendations, purchasing the first one I find, and keep you updated on the whole process. Heres the list:

  1. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  2. Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
  3. Declare by Tim Powers
  4. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  5. Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier
  6. Except the Dying by Maureen Jennings
  7. Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges
  8. Dreamtigers by Jorge Luis Borges
  9. The Angel of Forgetfulness by Steve Stern
  10. Kingdoms of Fairies by Sylvia Townsend
  11. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  12. We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

That’s a pretty good list. The only author I’m familiar with is Borges and that’s only by hearsay. And a few books have already piqued my interest just from your brief descriptions. That’s the thing about recommendations, isn’t it? If someone you know (or, in this case, mostly-kind-of-internet-know) offers up a good book to read you’ll not just want to read it, you’ll have to read it.

If anyone has anymore suggestions add them in the comments and I’ll add them to the list.

4 responses to “The fiction zeitgeist”

  1. ted says:

    Awesome — that looks like a great list and I look forward to reading about how it’s going.

  2. Annie says:

    That’s a really cool list. Gilead, Middlesex, and Atonement are all amazing. We Need To Talk About Kevin–that book disturbed me and bothered me, but definitely stayed with me.Great blog! I’ve subscribed to your feed & added you to my blogroll.

  3. Ian says:

    Thanks, Annie! Welcome to Upper Fort Stewart.

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