Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ten top novels about lost friendships

Chris Killen is the author of the novels The Bird Room and In Real Life.

At the Guardian he tagged a top ten list of novels about lost friendships, including:
A Sport and a Pastime by James Salter

Beautifully written and quietly playful in its mixture of lies, truth and shifting, dreamlike perspectives, the unnamed narrator of A Sport and a Pastime chronicles, among other things, his short and intense friendship with a young American expat during an endless summer in France.
Read about another entry on the list.

A Sport and a Pastime is among Emma Straub's top ten holidays in fiction, Thomas H. Cook's five must reads on the writing life, Adam Ross's favorite books under 200 pages, Lorin Stein's six Paris Review book picks, and Jeff Gordinier's list of five books that will make you question the wisdom of ever falling in love.

--Marshal Zeringue