Wherein We Elect Our Favourite Novels of 2002

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Well, I vaguely remember reading the Eggers.

Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 19 October 2021 15:46 (seven months ago) link

Days of abandonment >>>> (i haven’t read a single other book on this list)

flopson, Tuesday, 19 October 2021 17:54 (seven months ago) link

Days of abandonment >>>> (i haven’t read a single other book on this list)

flopson, Tuesday, 19 October 2021 17:54 (seven months ago) link

The only two I've read are "Everything is Illuminated" and "Snow", so this is "Snow" pretty easily for me. Shout-out to Gary Shteyngart's debut "Russian Debutante's Handbook" which was enjoyably amusing.

o. nate, Tuesday, 19 October 2021 20:12 (seven months ago) link

These last two polls have led me to realise I always get Jonathans Franzen and Safran Foer mixed up (perhaps unsurprisingly as I've read nothing by either of them).

namaste darkness my old friend (ledge), Tuesday, 19 October 2021 20:17 (seven months ago) link

Ferrante and McKillip are awesome, but I haven't read either of these books. Only one here I have read is Kafka On The Shore: also the title of a song that became legendary, the sole single (backed w instrumental version) of a girl who then disappeared. Fun w the 00s Uncut/Mojo-type idolatry, then a 15-year-old boy flees something with a Dad-line penumbra, deep into the boondocks, finds a big sister figure, whom he fucks in a moonlight flight, not settling for her handjobs, finds the Kafka chick, who turns out to be his mom, so he fucks her too. By this point, I'm rooting for the Dad-like penumbra to squash him. I won't spoil the ending though. Is Murukami always like this?

dow, Wednesday, 20 October 2021 03:47 (seven months ago) link

Cats, jazz, spaghetti, characters who art writers or editors, weird sex shit

Yep, that’s him

Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 20 October 2021 17:14 (seven months ago) link

Are, not art

Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 20 October 2021 17:14 (seven months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 21 October 2021 00:01 (seven months ago) link

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

System, Friday, 22 October 2021 00:01 (seven months ago) link

Wherein We Elect Our Favourite Novels of 2003

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 22 October 2021 13:33 (seven months ago) link


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