Berkeley, CAUSA 94704
July 19, 2013
Short story, gritty realism, magic realism, southern gothic, young adult, creative non-fiction, memoir, anything that relies on strong character development over being purely plot-driven.
Tobias Wolff, Raymond Carver, Kazuo Ishiguro, for their strong prose and ability to convey a lot in a little.
The Comfort of Strangers, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Sound and the Fury, The Remains of the Day, for the strong characters and the way moments were written to feel both deeply personal and specific to the characters and yet universally applicable to everyone across all of time.
The Better Angels of Our Nature, Steven Pinker
I'm used to reading being a solitary thing, it might be nice to make it social.