One of four books that changed the author, as shared at the Sydney Morning Herald:
INDEPENDENCE DAYRead about another entry on the list.
You could call this my mid-life crisis book. I came to Ford's work quite late, but having been introduced to his short story collection A Multitude of Sins around 2005, I read everything else and was amazed. (So amazed, in fact, that I felt compelled to write my own book about his work.) Independence Day is Ford's greatest achievement. It manages somehow to be simultaneously realistic, optimistic and wise – a truly rare feat.
Independence Day is among the Telegraph's fifteen best North American novels of all time.
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