Thursday, February 22, 2024

Twelve of the best long books

The Amazon Book Review editors tagged twelve of their favorite long books, including:
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

When, oh when, will Min Jin Lee have a new novel? Pachinko is one of my all-time favorite books—it’s a sprawling and epic novel that follows a Korean family in Japan during the 20th century as they struggle, prosper, and reckon with what it means to belong. The opening line—“History has failed us, but no matter”—expresses the endurance, fortitude, and adversity that await the characters in this best-selling novel. It’s a long one and I promise, it’s one you won’t want to end. And if you’re like me, you’ll be waiting with baited breath for Lee’s next novel.
Al Woodworth, Amazon Editor
Read about another entry on the list.

Pachinko is among Gina Chen's twelve books for fans of HBO’s Succession, Cindy Fazzi's eight books about the impact of Japanese imperialism during WWII, Eman Quotah's eight books about mothers separated from their daughters, Karolina Waclawiak's six favorite books on loss and longing, Allison Patkai's top six books with strong female voices, Tara Sonin's twenty-one books for fans of HBO’s Succession, and six books Jia Tolentino recommends.

--Marshal Zeringue