Good books / authors

Joined: October 5th, 2004, 9:06 am

January 3rd, 2017, 10:00 am #11

My new year's resolution is to read more books. In the last 7/8 years I've probably literally only read about 10 novels. Dipped into plenty of music books, but really want to expand my reading a bit

Recommendations please

Currently reading: The Sellout - Paul Beatty

Read these before Christmas:

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Sabbath's Theater - Philip Roth
Eileen - Ottess Moshfegh

I've read all the obvious ones you read in your teens / twenties like Catch 22, 1984, etc.. I tend to like Martin Amis, Paul Auster, Philip Roth, Hubert Selby Jr but looking to discover some newer writers.
Especially interested in more female authors.
Six Four - Hideo Yokoyama
Shantaram/Mountain Shadow
Anything by Murakami
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: November 24th, 2007, 10:06 pm

January 3rd, 2017, 10:14 am #12

My new year's resolution is to read more books. In the last 7/8 years I've probably literally only read about 10 novels. Dipped into plenty of music books, but really want to expand my reading a bit

Recommendations please

Currently reading: The Sellout - Paul Beatty

Read these before Christmas:

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Sabbath's Theater - Philip Roth
Eileen - Ottess Moshfegh

I've read all the obvious ones you read in your teens / twenties like Catch 22, 1984, etc.. I tend to like Martin Amis, Paul Auster, Philip Roth, Hubert Selby Jr but looking to discover some newer writers.
Especially interested in more female authors.
Few books I enjoyed last year

For funny, easy reading, give anything by Magnus Mills a go. Read all of his over the year, my favourite was All Quiet on the Orient Express
Robert Harris - Archangel
Steinbeck - East of Eden
Len Deighton - SS-GB
Bit obvious but I did like The Girl On The Train, again nice and easy for a commute
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: June 10th, 2008, 9:55 pm

January 3rd, 2017, 1:14 pm #13

My new year's resolution is to read more books. In the last 7/8 years I've probably literally only read about 10 novels. Dipped into plenty of music books, but really want to expand my reading a bit

Recommendations please

Currently reading: The Sellout - Paul Beatty

Read these before Christmas:

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Sabbath's Theater - Philip Roth
Eileen - Ottess Moshfegh

I've read all the obvious ones you read in your teens / twenties like Catch 22, 1984, etc.. I tend to like Martin Amis, Paul Auster, Philip Roth, Hubert Selby Jr but looking to discover some newer writers.
Especially interested in more female authors.
Anathem by Neal Stephenson
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: August 1st, 2004, 10:28 pm

January 3rd, 2017, 1:44 pm #14

My new year's resolution is to read more books. In the last 7/8 years I've probably literally only read about 10 novels. Dipped into plenty of music books, but really want to expand my reading a bit

Recommendations please

Currently reading: The Sellout - Paul Beatty

Read these before Christmas:

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Sabbath's Theater - Philip Roth
Eileen - Ottess Moshfegh

I've read all the obvious ones you read in your teens / twenties like Catch 22, 1984, etc.. I tend to like Martin Amis, Paul Auster, Philip Roth, Hubert Selby Jr but looking to discover some newer writers.
Especially interested in more female authors.
I love Neal Stephenson, Cryptonomicon is one of my favorite books.
__________________________________________________
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: October 5th, 2004, 9:06 am

January 3rd, 2017, 2:11 pm #15

My new year's resolution is to read more books. In the last 7/8 years I've probably literally only read about 10 novels. Dipped into plenty of music books, but really want to expand my reading a bit

Recommendations please

Currently reading: The Sellout - Paul Beatty

Read these before Christmas:

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Sabbath's Theater - Philip Roth
Eileen - Ottess Moshfegh

I've read all the obvious ones you read in your teens / twenties like Catch 22, 1984, etc.. I tend to like Martin Amis, Paul Auster, Philip Roth, Hubert Selby Jr but looking to discover some newer writers.
Especially interested in more female authors.
Tune

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-5cApzDUXQ
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: January 3rd, 2017, 3:10 pm

January 3rd, 2017, 3:10 pm #16

My new year's resolution is to read more books. In the last 7/8 years I've probably literally only read about 10 novels. Dipped into plenty of music books, but really want to expand my reading a bit

Recommendations please

Currently reading: The Sellout - Paul Beatty

Read these before Christmas:

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Sabbath's Theater - Philip Roth
Eileen - Ottess Moshfegh

I've read all the obvious ones you read in your teens / twenties like Catch 22, 1984, etc.. I tend to like Martin Amis, Paul Auster, Philip Roth, Hubert Selby Jr but looking to discover some newer writers.
Especially interested in more female authors.
Condominium by Daniel Falatko
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: July 18th, 2004, 10:37 pm

January 3rd, 2017, 3:28 pm #17

My new year's resolution is to read more books. In the last 7/8 years I've probably literally only read about 10 novels. Dipped into plenty of music books, but really want to expand my reading a bit

Recommendations please

Currently reading: The Sellout - Paul Beatty

Read these before Christmas:

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Sabbath's Theater - Philip Roth
Eileen - Ottess Moshfegh

I've read all the obvious ones you read in your teens / twenties like Catch 22, 1984, etc.. I tend to like Martin Amis, Paul Auster, Philip Roth, Hubert Selby Jr but looking to discover some newer writers.
Especially interested in more female authors.
I took a look at that Alan Moore but it's a tad hefty - more words than the bible isn't it?
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: May 18th, 2013, 10:20 pm

January 5th, 2017, 10:53 am #18

My new year's resolution is to read more books. In the last 7/8 years I've probably literally only read about 10 novels. Dipped into plenty of music books, but really want to expand my reading a bit

Recommendations please

Currently reading: The Sellout - Paul Beatty

Read these before Christmas:

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Sabbath's Theater - Philip Roth
Eileen - Ottess Moshfegh

I've read all the obvious ones you read in your teens / twenties like Catch 22, 1984, etc.. I tend to like Martin Amis, Paul Auster, Philip Roth, Hubert Selby Jr but looking to discover some newer writers.
Especially interested in more female authors.
Yes to Murakami, any and all of his stuff really, Wind-Up Bird is his most famous and for good reason.

As for female writers, Eimear McBride's two books 'a girl is a half formed thing' and 'the lesser bohemians' are both excellent, her style takes some getting used to but it is worth it.

Would also recommend A Little Life, its as good as everyone has said and also The Vegetarian by Han Kang.
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: May 18th, 2013, 10:20 pm

January 5th, 2017, 12:06 pm #19

My new year's resolution is to read more books. In the last 7/8 years I've probably literally only read about 10 novels. Dipped into plenty of music books, but really want to expand my reading a bit

Recommendations please

Currently reading: The Sellout - Paul Beatty

Read these before Christmas:

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Sabbath's Theater - Philip Roth
Eileen - Ottess Moshfegh

I've read all the obvious ones you read in your teens / twenties like Catch 22, 1984, etc.. I tend to like Martin Amis, Paul Auster, Philip Roth, Hubert Selby Jr but looking to discover some newer writers.
Especially interested in more female authors.
Also, hello to all the old faces on here. I recognise some log ins, haven't been around here in ages. Seeing as this is a reading thread, I will shamelessly plug a new short story I had published the other day.

https://thefictionpool.com/2017/01/03/s ... id-oneill/
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: July 1st, 2013, 8:36 am

January 5th, 2017, 1:45 pm #20

My new year's resolution is to read more books. In the last 7/8 years I've probably literally only read about 10 novels. Dipped into plenty of music books, but really want to expand my reading a bit

Recommendations please

Currently reading: The Sellout - Paul Beatty

Read these before Christmas:

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Sabbath's Theater - Philip Roth
Eileen - Ottess Moshfegh

I've read all the obvious ones you read in your teens / twenties like Catch 22, 1984, etc.. I tend to like Martin Amis, Paul Auster, Philip Roth, Hubert Selby Jr but looking to discover some newer writers.
Especially interested in more female authors.
I second Eimear McBride as a good female author. A Girl is A Half Formed Thing blew my mind. Genuinely one of the most powerful books I've read.
Looking forward to reading her second novel soon.
Quote
Like
Share