There was mention of, and support for, a winter reading list recommendation last month.
So here's what we'll do. Recommend a book or two below. At some point, I'll go through and collect all the books, organize by genre (in a very general sense: non-fiction, story collection, graphic novel, etc.) and provide some links in next month's post. That way I've got something to write about for two months instead of just one. Everybody wins!
I'll recommend a couple books, some I've read, and some I'm hoping to get to this winter.
This is one that I haven't got to yet, but sounds interesting. The Strugatskys are best known for science fiction, but here they tackle the mystery genre (an isolated ski resort, a dead body, a quirky list of suspects... you get it).
I read this story collection back in August and really enjoyed it. It was the first thing I've really read by xTx and I am in love with her language. The stories were short, the sentences direct, but every time there was something moving just beneath the story. It's the kind of thing that really gets me, every time.
I can't be recommending books and pass up an opportunity to recommend Winnette, who may well be my favorite author right now. This is a bizarre book. It's an "acid western" that's got murderous transgender cowboys, cannibals, a sharpshooting foster mother out for revenge... everything, really. I read it in about 4 hours.
So, what's on your winter reading list? Or do you have a book that's perfect for someone else's list? Drop them in the LTE's.
How's Infinite Jest going? Everybody found a copy? Initial thoughts?