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Old 05-03-2011, 09:17 PM   #13
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Excellent thread. And thanks, all, for the heads-up on Jacob de Zoet and The Savage Detectives. I'm tracking those down asap.

I tend to ignore a work's 'genre' and labeling and seek out fiction that goes beyond who did what to whom - that explores the 'whys,' and how those 'whys' relate to (and should be important to) the reader.

Blood Meridian is excellent. As I posted on the literary fiction thread a few days ago, I just started Tea Obreht's The Tiger's Wife, and the writing is phenomenal. Also, a recent, quirky re-read that surprised me was Peter Matthiessen's Far Tortuga.
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