Re: What are you reading now?
Just finished Augustus by John Edward Williams, a criminally underrated American author. Though he did win a National Book Award, his stuff rates in the top tier of contemporary American literature. Admittedly, his understated tone and bleak denouements are right in my wheelhouse, but I still don't understand why he isn't more highly thought of. I suppose his modest output - three mature novels and two books of poetry - play a role.
Up next Halberstam's The Powers That Be, followed by Nelson Algren's, another underrated author, The Neon Wilderness.
Last edited by BillDoran; 07-22-2011 at 05:37 PM.