Knut Hamsun – Sult
Because it’s been recommended to me several times, so I figured why not give it a go. I love Norwegian, after all. Right after ordering it I read how Knausgård reads it in Min Kamp 5, which must be some sort of sign.
Mark Z Danielewski – House of Leaves
Because it’s supposed to be insane! It definitely looks it. I’ll post some pictures of it later; strangest format I’ve seen.
Stephen King – It
Because I’ve only read it on my Kindle and I just couldn’t go one more day without owning a hard copy. It’s such a fantastic novel.
Stephen King – The Stand
Because [insert above-mentioned reason but replace Kindle with audiobook… and change some of the other words, because “read it on my audiobook” is stupid.]
Shirley Jackson – We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Because I’ve come across it several times on recommended lists, and I loved The Lottery…
William Gay – The Long Home
Because you can honestly never have too much, or even enough, Southern Gothic, and I’ve loved everything else I’ve read by him.
Jaroslav Hasek – The Good Soldier Svejk – And His Fortunes in the World War
Because it inspired Catch-22. That is surely reason enough. Why haven’t I bought it sooner, then? Hush.
Don Delillo – Americana
Because it’s Don Delillo, come on people!
Jorge Luis Borges – Labyrinths
Because I’ve decided to give him a 3rd chance. I’m sure he’d appreciate my effort.
Justin Cronin – The Passage
Because… I don’t know. Good reviews, might be good for some easy reading?
What was your best buy in August?