6 books on the list
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The Constant Gardener
A diplomat's wife is murdered in Kenya, and her husband sets out to find the killers and their motive. This novel explores the dark side of unbridled capitalism and the personal growth of a man who discovers his own resources and the extraordinary courage of his wife. A magnificent exploration of the new world order by one of the most compelling and elegant storytellers of our time.
Just finished this up and it might be one of the angriest books I’ve ever read and of my my favorites of his post-cold war/unchecked capitalism period. Also just learned that one of the central characters was most likely modeled after a journalist he had an affair with. – source
This classic novel follows the adventures of Don Quixote, an aging man who becomes entranced by romances of chivalry and sets out to become a knight errant. Alongside his clever squire, Sancho Panza, Quixote embarks on a journey full of wild and fantastical twists, including tilting at windmills, battling friars, and distorting the Spanish landscape. Often hailed as the first modern novel, Don Quixote is a brilliant satire of popular literature and a fascinating exploration of the relationship between two men.
In other news: No one prepared me for the second book of Don Quixote. I was not expecting a novel from the early 17th century to start employing self-reflexivity. This book reads like it it was written by a time-traveler. – source
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The Big Sleep
A master of the 'hard-boiled' detective novel, Raymond Chandler introduced readers to Philip Marlowe, a streetwise and heroic private eye, in his first novel, The Big Sleep. With his articulate and literary writing style, Chandler won over a wide audience, from the everyday person to the intellectual elite. Selected as one of Time Magazine's All-Time 100 Novels, this book will keep you on your toes from the very first sentence.
I just finished reading through all of Chandler's Marlowe novels and I love them, especially as an amazing catalogue of the changes in Los Angeles from the pre- to postwar eras. Be forewarned though, the sexual/racial attitudes are not comfortable. – source
The Nickel Boys
This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel follows the journey of two boys who are sentenced to a nightmarish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida. Based on a real-life school that ruined the lives of thousands of children, The Nickel Boys tackles issues of race, friendship, and survival as the boys struggle to navigate the horrors of the institution. A must-read for those interested in American history and powerful storytelling.
Seriously this is the best book I’ve ever read. Do not keep yourself from this work. – source
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The Green Lantern Vol. 2
The Day the Stars Fell
Discover the latest twist in Hal Jordan's space cop adventure in The Green Lantern Vol. 2. In this groundbreaking edition, Grant Morrison takes readers on a gripping journey that tests Hal's allegiance to the law. Be prepared for breathtaking twists and turns that will leave you at the edge of your seat. Follow Hal's journey as he tries to protect the universe while grappling with his inner code. Brace yourself for the drama that unfolds in this stellar series. Don't miss out on The Green Lantern #7-12!
Okay, last thought before I retire for the evening and watch old western movies. Grant Morrison’s current run on Green Lantern cannot be ignored. It’s like if Jack Kirby had a baby that took LSD and made a comic book. It’s that good, spend your quarantine with it. – source
The Green Lantern Vol. 1
"Experience the thrilling universe of Green Lantern like never before in this epic tale by legendary writer Grant Morrison. Follow Hal Jordan, the best space cop in the universe, as he uncovers a mysterious alien conspiracy and fights to protect his fellow Green Lanterns. With vivid new takes on classic characters and enemies from DC Comics, this is a must-read for fans of superhero and sci-fi genres. Get ready for Law and Order in space!"
@chriskramerpr I’m in love with the book as well. – source