Friday, June 02, 2006

Kate Atkinson's top ten novels

I've praised Kate Atkinson's Case Histories as my favorite novel of 2004.

And her top 10 novels?
1. The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald. Perhaps the best American novel (although see '10') or the best novel about America and the hollowness at the heart of the dream. The closing paragraphs of 'Gatsby' are surely some of the most poignant and powerful ever written.
Click here to learn about her other nine selections.

--Marshal Zeringue