21st century Darcy
November 23, 2009 3:30 PM Subscribe
BookRecommendationFilter: I'm looking for the Jane Austen of the modern man.
posted by thinkingwoman to Media & Arts (19 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
So, I just realized that the protagonists of the past couple dozen books or so that I've read have either been female, or male but living in extraordinary circumstances (spies, psychopaths, detectives, World War II). Is anyone writing books about regular guys anymore?
Basically I am looking for a well-developed, insightfully written main male character living in ordinary Western society during the late-20th/21st century. The only idea I have is Nick Hornby, maybe Joseph O'Neill's "Netherland" or Tom Piazza's "City of Refuge".
I know there's more out there. What else?