The perfect novel?
December 10, 2009 4:28 PM Subscribe
Help me find that perfect
novel for a Christmas present.
posted by anonymous to Media & Arts (15 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Sorry to post this anonymously, but someone close to the recipient is one my contacts!
Now, I spent a good part of yesterday perusing book stores, eventually walking away empty handed.
The person receiving this book is a mid-fifties male who is an avid reader of good popular fiction. E.g. really likes Frank McCourt; really dislikes Dan Brown.
I considered Netherland by O'Neill but decided against it because I haven't read it and thought it might be too political. (Is it?) So if you need a gage to go by then it'd be McCourt.
The suggestion needn't be a heavy story, for well-written, humorous, insightful prose works just as well. What I want is a story that will stick with this person for time to come.
Thank you in advance for your suggestions.