Go Book Yourself: Dan’s All-Time Top 5 Books
To celebrate hitting 100,000 followers on Tumblr, each of us are posting our five favourite books. Here are Dan’s picks:
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger for the oft-imitated, never bettered story of a teenager fighting against the hypocrisy of adulthood.
A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan for a deeply affecting, interweaving collection of stories that show how time catches us all.
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt for the tragicomic tale of hitmen on the trail of a bounty. Cormac McCarthy meets the Coen Brothers.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson for one of the great voices of 20th century literature in his prime.
Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill for a profound, hilarious, and heartbreaking series of dispatches from the front line of a marriage.
Dan is the Editor of Go Book Yourself. He writes fiction, and is a Staff Writer at BuzzFeed. You can find him on Twitter here.
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A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
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The Informers by Bret Easton Ellis for more interconnected shorts
Runaway by Alice Munro for lost girls trying to find their place
Pastoralia by George Saunders for hilarious tales of an alternate America
The Pastures of Heaven by John Steinbeck for poignant humour