Thursday, May 04, 2017

Top ten campus novels

Jean Hanff Korelitz's latest novel is The Devil and Webster.

One of her ten top campus novels, as shared at the Guardian:
Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon

A college literary festival, the indelibly named WordFest, sets the plot of Chabon’s second novel in motion. The story features a novelist with a massive writer’s block, a pregnant mistress, a visiting literary agent, a gifted (but crazy!) undergraduate and, naturally, a dead dog, all of which combine in a weekend of soul-shredding misadventures. Wonder Boys also features one of the most dead-on and hilarious passages ever written on the agony of the novelist.
Read about the other books on the list.

Wonder Boys is among Adrienne Westenfeld's eight novels set at the world's preppiest universities and John Niven's top ten writers in novels.

--Marshal Zeringue