April 17th, 2007

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Modern Classics

I've bought a new book to take on my upcoming holiday.

This is pure self-indulgence, since I am currently in possession of not just a to-read pile but an entire to-read bookcase. I'd never heard of novel or author before I saw it in a pile in Foyles, but how could I resist an alleged modern classic about fighter planes in the Korean war?

callmemadam has written a list of Modern Novels with that 'wow' factor - the original, intriguing, funny ones you re-re-reread, and press upon your friends at every opportunity - and bemoans how thin on the ground they are. Collapse )

Mum's stipulation that writers should be living rules out, alas, Catch-22, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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