Every now and then I read a novel that leaves me wholly indifferent. This is one of them.
A selection of the best books I read this year, which this year includes a number of books I wish I had read years ago.
Gary Shteyngart's novel Super Sad True Love Story is a surprisingly prescient novel. A recent article in the NY Times shows that another part of his dystopian vision is already a reality.
I didn't read it in high school because someone told me it was dreadful. He was right.
I remember by the American writer and artist Joe Brainard is a gem of a novel. The concept is really quite simple: the novel consists entirely of a long list of short sentences that start with "I remember". The effect is mesmerizing.
I'd originally planned to read One Hundred Years of Solitude at my 100th or 80th birthday, but I couldn't wait.
I finally entered the pantheon of readers who have read James Joyce's Ulysses.
The Picture of Dorian Gray is full of the witticisms that Oscar Wilde has become famous for. Here are some of my favourites.
La ou les tigres sont chez eux (Where Tigers Are At Home) is a kaleidoscopic, multi-strand novel that blends Lévi-Strauss, Indiana Jones, Umberto Eco, Joseph Conrad and Malcolm Lowry.
I was a bit skeptical at first, I don't really know why, perhaps because the title didn't really appeal to me, but the first chapters quickly won me over.
Today marks the 100th birthday of Max Frisch, the acclaimed Swiss author most famous for his novels Stiller, Homo Faber and Mein Name sei Gantenbein.
This may well be some of the best advice to beginning artists and designers. I wish someone had told me...