Monday, May 15, 2006

In Procrastination Nation

This is great. I don't even know what it is.

Also: Surely Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections should be among the runners-up on that Times best-novel list?

4 Comments:

Blogger S. said...

I love that I can't deduce your opinion of THE CORRECTIONS from this post.

7:29 PM  
Blogger J McB said...

I wish the NYT would let us know which judges picked which books. (Or have they and I cant see that?) Anyway, your list is typically interesting and surpising. (Except for DeLillo, but we can agree to disagree, yes?) My list (today)in no particular order (and w/o Blood Meridian, which would probably make it):

1. The Tunnel (W. Gass)
2. Try (D. Cooper)
3. Reader's Block (D. Markson)
4. The Quick and the Dead (J. Williams)
5. Empire of the Senseless (K. Acker)/Infinite Jest (D.F. Wallace)

Any other Dizzyheads care to volunteer their picks?

7:41 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

Ha, I will not offer my opinion on The Corrections here! But . . . given the *type* of book that made it onto the list — the panoramic, way-we-live-now-ish novel — it seems a good fit.

I just bought THE TUNNEL via Amazon a couple weeks ago! It will be my reward for finishing (writing) my own novel.

(Aren't I FUN?)

I was actually thinking that Gaddis's (not Gass's) A FROLIC OF HIS OWN would have been a fun choice — I wonder if any of the NYT judges nominated it?

Final candidate: THE SLEEPING FATHER, by Matthew Sharpe

Come on DIZZYHEADS! Let's hear your nominees!

9:23 PM  
Blogger S. said...

The TIMES's question is too stupid to dignify a response.

--Resident Grouch

2:22 PM  

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