Wherein We Elect Our Favourite Novels of 2001

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also, shit me at American Gods being 20 years old

koogs, Friday, 15 October 2021 17:04 (ten months ago) link

Voting Austerlitz, but the only other one I've read is American Gods, which I didn't like.

jmm, Friday, 15 October 2021 17:10 (ten months ago) link

austerlitz without a second thought, though i've only read one other of these ("the corrections," i remember it being very sanctimonious?). spinning so much beauty out of trauma is unreal.

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Friday, 15 October 2021 17:13 (ten months ago) link

the problem with "the great american novel" is that america as a subject blows imo

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Friday, 15 October 2021 17:14 (ten months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 18 October 2021 00:01 (nine months ago) link

I've been in a book club for 20+ years. We read and then discuss about 6-8 books a year, all fiction.

I remember At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O'Neill as one of my favorites

Dan S, Monday, 18 October 2021 22:34 (nine months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 19 October 2021 00:01 (nine months ago) link

Wherein We Elect Our Favourite Novels of 2002

Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 19 October 2021 10:25 (nine months ago) link

s/o to the other Cercas voter

Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 19 October 2021 10:42 (nine months ago) link

I think I forgot to vote in this but would've voted "Austerlitz" as well. The only other one I've read is "Atonement" which was pretty good, but not good enough to compete with the melancholy, mysterious mood of the Sebald.

o. nate, Tuesday, 19 October 2021 15:34 (nine months ago) link

i shuffled between austerlitz and cercas and ended up voting for the latter (s/o to you too Daniel_Rf). Soldiers of Salamis was a great read, made even more enjoyable by Bolano's cameo, as i read this right after finishing the savage detectives

Jibe, Wednesday, 20 October 2021 09:31 (nine months ago) link


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