Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ten spectacular second novels

At the (London) Times Luke Leitch named "the most successful literary sequels ever."

One title on his list:
Midnight's Children- Salman Rushdie

The recent winner of the Booker of Booker's, Midnight's Children is often cited as a first novel. The reason is that Grimus, published in 1975, was so poorly received that barely anyone remembered it.
Read about Number One on Leitch's list.

Related: ten literary one-hit wonders and top 10 cursed second novels.

--Marshal Zeringue