11.15.2005

National Book Awards finalists

Any one read any of these? I feel some pull toward the Doctorow.

2 comments:

TLB said...

The Doctorow's the best-known, but I think Gaitskill by a nose. She's getting the better press, and the Civil War has been done to death.

Trevor Jackson said...

A totally off-topic aside to make a recommend: "(Sorrentino) isn’t the first to deal intelligently with Hearst."

I haven't read his book on Hearst, but I did read Susan Choi's American Woman, which is terrific.