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Reading Any Current Literary Novels?

markdf pointed out an article on Atlantic.com.

I hear talk about classics. Works by Dickens, Clemens, Bronte, Melville. And I hear talk about works that are "current" -- i.e., works written since the turn of the century. There are enough LJ posts in the book challenges I can pick and choose something that isn't genre fiction, branching out from our little "ghetto" here.

I'm curious, though, as to what current "literary" novels people read more than once?

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stevenagy
Aug. 30th, 2007 02:11 pm (UTC)
But will you read it again? :-)

There are certain expderiences, while poignant and moving, people shy away from experiencing more than once. For example, I loved Lost Boys by Orson Scott Card. I literally sobbed at the end, but I'm a softie, I cry every time I watch most any version of A Christmas Carol on television or video. (And I'm not ashamed to admit that; it's embarassing, but my wife and kids are OK with it and find it endearing, so all is well with the world.) But as much as I enjoyed the experience, I'm hesitant to go through it again.

It might be a situation where I'm leery because it's a book and that's more immersive and/or time-consuming than a movie. Days vs. two hours.

BTW, you might like The Ruins by Scott Smith if you liked The Road.

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