What to read after Empire Falls?
October 25, 2012 2:28 AM Subscribe
Help me choose what to read next! Am currently reading Richard Russo's Empire Falls and need suggestion on where I should head next.
posted by kwes to media & arts (20 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I'm nearly at the end of Empire Falls by Richard Russo and would love some suggestions from people who enjoyed this book. I love how the story is told from so many different perspectives and how the things that have influenced the characters personalities have slowly been revealed. This isn't the defining reason why I like the book though, I think it is just the way that you really come to understand everyone and their motivations for doing the things they do. I also like the feeling of peeking into other people's dysfunctional lives but I don't like it when stories get too melodramatic, I feel like this book avoids that.
I'm not very articulate when it comes to talking about books, but the feeling that I am getting from this book is similar the feeling I had when reading Jonathen Franzen's The Corrections, and maybe The World According to Garp by John Irving?
I'll consider any suggestions really, maybe from these you can identify what it is I enjoy in a book and throw some good suggestions my way.