I'm so excited that my all time fave Douglas Coupland is releasing his first work of fiction since 2013. 'Binge' is out next month.
Ddd I’ve not read it either.
I LOVED Life After Life (A God In Ruins, its companion piece, is also a must) and Cloud Atlas. Wolf Hall is pretty dense but I found Bringing Up The Bodies a bit easier to get through. The Mirror And The Light, which is a whopping 875 pages, is still in my stack. I'll get to it someday!.
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Heart’s Invisible Furies, Kavalier & Clay, literally any Jonathan Franzen, Life After Life, The Stand, Wolf Hall, Cloud Atlas, Pachinko… and then of course there’s Hanya’s next opus in January.
Actually exhausted just writing the list.
It’s kind of going down like a lead balloon for me.100 pages in and new Sally Rooney is giving me Ali Smith vibes. That’s a good thing. It’s more socially conscious (or more concerned with *seeming* socially conscious) than her previous books and less tightly wound. It’s not exactly a sprawling narrative but it is more prone to meandering flights of fancy than SR1 & 2.