The Believer’s Top Book

In Uncategorized on March 12, 2009 at 1:33 am

Though I don’t read it all the time, The Believer is the closest thing we’ve currently got to a book-of-the-month club (except The Believer comes out every other month and my apologies to any actual book-of-the-month club…this was a really bad comparison). Their recommendations are usually great, and Nick Hornby has sustained a career that looks like he’s down with the cool kids by participating within its pages. Their book award this year goes to Emily Perkins’ Novel About My Wife.

I haven’t read it, but I believe whatever The Believer tells me. And at the end of the piece, they provide a pretty good reading list of contemporary fiction–so maybe that will sustain you for several months. Seems to be an alright variety, but of course they tend towards the pretentious and highly informed. In other words, all of these may not be on the display table at Barnes and Noble.

And here’s a pretty good review from the NY Sun of Novel About My Wife.

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