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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Veronica Tease

I'm currently reading Mary Gaitskill's "Veronica." (Full review TK) So far, I feel this is the best book she's written. It's depressing as almighty hell, but her confident writing -- the analogies, descriptions, structure -- purrs and spurs you on to read the next disaster. "Veronica" made the New York Times' 100 notable books of the year. Some other books in which I'm interested were listed as well: "Kafka on the Shore" by Haruki Murakami, "Missing Mom" by Joyce Carol Oates, "Never Let Me Down" by Kazuo Ishiguro, "Prep" by Curtis Sittenfeld (very hard to find at library), "The Sea" by John Banville, "Slow Man" by J.M. Coetzee, and "The Year of Magical Thinking" by Joan Didion.