Favorite books you read this year
homeland by sam lipsyte - a determined loser’s unprintable dispatches to his high school alumni bulletin. lipsyte is a very gifted writer, and he creates the perfect balance of hilarity and pathos in the ramblings of this sharp-witted loser.
oracle night by paul auster - redemptive story about love, chance and loss; poetic, visceral, hallucinatory. auster is a master of plain and fluid prose.
extremely loud and incredibly close by jonathan safran foer - much ballyhooed sophomore novel by foer. narrated by a precocious 9-year old who’s father was killed in the world trade center on 9/11. a somber, emotional, quirky, humane, funny and touching book.
a confederacy of dunces by john kennedy toole - no explanation required.
that’s all for now.