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Old 11-28-2010, 02:58 PM   #1
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Need literary fiction recommendations

Anyone read any good literary fiction? I'm on the hunt for something new. The beginning of Freedom by Jonathan Franzen didn't really capture me, so looking for something fresh and new.
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Old 11-28-2010, 03:26 PM   #2
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Try Skippy Dies from Paul Murray. I am writing an essay about it right now

By the way, I greatly disaggree with the term "literary fiction". Everything written with an artistic idea in mind is literary.

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Hrmm, the best book I read recently that falls under that category is "The Secret History" by Donna Tartt. Great book. It's about a group of "hyper-intelligent" friends who decide to murder their friend.
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Cutting for stone, loved it. Can't believe it's the first book written by the author.
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The Secret History is twenty years old.
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Try Skippy Dies from Paul Murray. I am writing an essay about it right now

By the way, I greatly disaggree with the term "literary fiction". Everything written with an artistic idea in mind is literary.
Is that a joke? What's Skippy Dies about?
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Cutting for stone, loved it. Can't believe it's the first book written by the author.
Who is the author? Can you give me a plot summary?
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ARe you referring to the Donna Tartt book?
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Not sure what you mean by Literary Fiction. Are you just referring to (new) mainstream or do you mean classics or ??
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Not sure what you mean by Literary Fiction. Are you just referring to (new) mainstream or do you mean classics or ??
Yes, new literary fiction.
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:02 PM   #11
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I loved Homer and Langley by Doctorow, but not sure if you consider that literary fiction or not. Also Last Night on Twisted River by John Irving.

And one of the best things I've read - The Road by Cormac McCarthy - some might call that SF though.

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ARe you referring to the Donna Tartt book?
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Is that a joke? What's Skippy Dies about?
Why would I joke? Here is a review: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/05/bo...ew/Kois-t.html

The book was also in the Booker this year.
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Who is the author? Can you give me a plot summary?
Google is your friend.
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Cutting for stone, loved it. Can't believe it's the first book written by the author.
Wow. Excellent reviews on Amazon.

Thanks for that. He has written a couple of others prior to this though -- those may have been non-fiction though.

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