The Next 5 Novels Shall Be…
I always try and keep you guys posted on what I’m reading ahead of time. That way, you can read along with me if you choose to.
When I finish with this next round of 5 novels, the 101 Books project will basically be two-thirds of the way complete. That’s insane! I can’t believe it.
You already know about A Death In The Family, as I previewed it last week. But here are the other four novels that are on the way–in no particular order.
The Sot-Weed Factor by John Barth (1960): I’ve been warned about this one. It’s one of the longer novels on the list. And it’s also been called tedious. The novel is a satire, and you know I love a good satire. But it’s also written in the style of a 17th Century writer. So I’m intrigued by this one but also a little intimidated.
Loving by Henry Green (1945): I know nothing about this novel, but at first glance it sound like it has a little Downton Abbey feel to it. It’s about life as a servant in an Irish Country House during World War 2.
A Passage To India by E.M Forster (1924): This is the oldest novel on the Time list. The novel is based on Forster’s experiences in India.
Ubik by Philip K. Dick (1969): I thought I was finished with science fiction when I read Snow Crash, but I obviously wasn’t paying attention to the rest of the list. Lev Grossman called it “a deeply unsettling existential horror story, a nightmare you’ll never be sure you’ve woken up from.”
So what do you think about the next five novels, including A Death In The Family?
What’s good? What’s bad?