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Necessary Errors, Caleb Crain Crain is the rare debut novelist who writes with the sort of confidence we’d expect from an author who has already penned books upon books. And, in fact, Crain is no novice; he has been writing about, studying, and translating literature for years now. That’s probably why Crain’s novel, following the life of Jacob Putnam, a gay man in post-Velvet Revolution Prague feels more like a fourth or fifth novel.
Ghost World by Daniel Clowes Perhaps you’ve seen the Scarlett Johansson and Thora Birch movie of the same name, but Clowes’ original provides a quieter depth to this wispy tale of disaffected youth, complete with perfectly sparse illustration.
Nabokov’s most famous work is first and foremost a novel of obsession, of love-madness taken to the most devastating extreme. Humbert Humbert is afflicted by something even he can’t understand, a desperate, gleaming urge that makes him loathe himself as much as he loves his prey. It’s terrifying, when you think about it, but it makes for some damn beautiful pros