More Notable Books You Won’t Find in the Times

Contributing editor Scott Bryan Wilson took me up on yesterday’s open invitation to pick some notable titles from this year’s coverage at The Quarterly Conversation. A few of these were actually published in late 2008, but they were books that I liked a great deal, so I’m leaving them on the list.

Ghosts – Cesar Aira (review)

This Nest, Swift Passerine – Dan Beachy-Quick (review)

The Skating Rink – Roberto Bolano (review)

Tracer – Richard Greenfield (review forthcoming)

Waste – Eugene Marten (review)
The Mighty Angel – Jerzy Pilch (review)

Inherent Vice – Thomas Pynchon (review, essay)

My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer (review)

Imperial – William T. Vollmann (review)

Bonsai – Alejandro Zambra (review)



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