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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
Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn Meta-noir.
This is a perfect summer read.
The twists and turns had me snorting, occasionally gasping coz I so did not see THAT one coming, and always wondering what the hell was going on. Some of the characters were deliciously nasty, and the bitter dissection of a marriage was laser-sharp. It's a funny and often scathing commentary on marriage, self-delusions, romanticism, consumerism, Nancy-Grace-land, urban vs suburban. Oh it gets so dark, yet still I kept grinning and smirking through the whole book.
Advice: do NOT look at the table of contents, don't look ahead. Squint your eyes as you go past those spoilers. Enjoy the ride.