I want to go to a book to find a library
December 2, 2010 1:54 PM Subscribe
All great libraries have books in them, but how many great books have libraries in them? I just finished reading "Big Machine" by Victor Lavalle, and am currently reading "Kafka on the Shore" by Haruki Murakami (yes, finally!)
, and it's purely coincidental, but they both happen to feature libraries prominently. So now I'd like to know what other really good novels feature libraries in a significant way.
posted by taz to Writing & Language (31 answers total) 39 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for excellent (probably, but not necessarily "literary") fiction in which a library (or libraries) is in some way central to the plot. "The Name of the Rose" and "The Historian" come to mind, for example.