A diary with vertigo
posted by Ed Park @ 10:36 PM
I love that I can't deduce your opinion of THE CORRECTIONS from this post.
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?
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 SharpeCome on DIZZYHEADS! Let's hear your nominees!
The TIMES's question is too stupid to dignify a response.--Resident Grouch
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