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The Collected Stories
John McGahern
Middlemarch
George Eliot
Omensetter's Luck
William H. Gass
Swann's Way
Marcel Proust, Lydia Davis
A Naked Singularity (Paper)
Sergio De La Pava
The Master and Margarita
Mikhail Bulgakov, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky
Otherwise Known as the Human Condition: Selected Essays and Reviews
Geoff Dyer
Infinite Jest
David Foster Wallace
Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self
Claire Tomalin
Maps and Legends
Michael Chabon
The Dinner - Herman Koch, Sam Garrett This was not like Gone Girl, despite the blurb. Gone Girl was fun, with hairpin twists and turns to the plot. This was not fun. This was just nasty.
Like Gone Girl, this too has unreliable narrator, and characters making sharp bitchy observations.
Their children are the spawns of Satan, and it's like reading about demons in a boardroom questioning the moralities and ethics about life and child-rearing. WTF?
The writing was good, the tension nicely paced -- it was a page turner alright. But it was ultimately unsatisfying--the violence was not sufficiently redeemed.