Writers choosing writers
What happens when you ask a handful of writers to name their favorite book of 2012, and then the authors of those books pick their favorites? The unexpected. Follow the trail for a wonderful daisy-chain of eclectic reading recommendations to last through next year.
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TRAIL 1( Alex Garcia / Chicago Tribune/MCT, Penguin )
Ware picks ...
NW: A Novel
A colorful microcosm of London life refracted through some of the most varied, condensed and recursively poetic prose I've read in a contemporary novel; intense word-images flare up on the page delineating a diversity of inescapably 21st century people to whom Zadie Smith gives us a full empathetic mental pass from youth to adulthood — and, like the rest of us, they're only trying figure out who they are, where they came from and where it is they're going.