August 1, 2009
Every year, I am exposed to at least one writer whose book fascinates me so deeply that I am instantly moved to read his or her entire back catalog. A couple of years ago it was Brian Evenson, last year Rudy Wurlitzer.
This year two novels have impressed me enough to buy everything the authors have published: Jonathan Tropper's dysfunctional family tale This Is Where I Leave You and Victor LaValle's incredibly clever comic novel, Big Machine. I will save my short reviews for the authors' Book Notes music playlists on this blog (to be published later this month), but can definitely recommend any work by either of these talented authors.
To enter the contest, leave a comment in this post with the name of your favorite novel.
The winner will receive the following two 2009 novels:
The winner will be chosen randomly at midnight CT Friday evening (August 7th).
also at Largehearted Boy:
previous and ongoing contests at Largehearted Boy
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
guest book reviews
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2009 Edition)