So I’ve finally finished the 90’s section of the list.
Basically it’s the same situation as the 00’s. There were some great books and not so great ones. This time round there were quite a few translated works which I enjoyed reading. A good number were out of print and Gillian Rose’s Love’s Work got lost in the mail and I had to re-order i. Unfortunately I had to abandon a book (infinite Jest) I’m hoping this will never happen again.
Fave books :
The ones which stand out are Jorge Volpi’s – In Search of Klingsor , Michael Cunningham’s The Hours and Ardal O’Hanlon’s The Talk of the Town following it. I also liked :
Paul Auster The Music of Chance
Jim Dodge – Stone Junction
Petros Markaris – The Late Night News
Miyuki Miyabe – Cross Fire
Don Delillo – Underworld and Mao II
Cormac McCarthy – All the Pretty Horses
Alice Walker – Possessing the Secret of Joy
Books I disliked
David Foster-Wallace – Infinite Jest
Jachym Topol – City Sister Silver
Willaim Kotzwinkle – The Midnight Examiner
Most pleasant surprise :
Uwe Timm – The Invention of Curried Sausage
Let’s see what the 80’s will have in store for me!