Sunday, September 10, 2017

Ten epic page-turners

Brendan Mathews's debut novel is The World of Tomorrow. At Publishers Weekly he tagged ten of his favorite epic page-turners, including:
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

One sister recounts the story of her younger sister, who died when her car plunged off a bridge. Sound simple enough? Not with a novel that mixes 1930s politics with noir-ish chapters about two doomed lovers and a mysterious sci-fi novel that gives the book its title. Just who is (are?) the narrator(s)? And how are these stories connected? Atwood keeps you guessing, and then parcels out the answers only as the novel races to a close.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Blind Assassin is among Ciarán Hinds' six favorite books and Lee Kelly's five favorite books with unforgettable sisters.

--Marshal Zeringue