This is all you need to see:
I've read the first one - surprisingly light-hearted to start with although it does become quite... I dunno... annoying. It's possible to get quite irritated by the extreme wimpishness of every single character. I'm going to work my through all the books but only if I can find them for sale in charity shops - I scored the second one recently so I've no excuse not to get stuck into that. Unfortunately."How about Proust?
Is it worth gearing up for Remembrance of things past...i'm quite attracted to its epic length."
Are you Dutch? Where do you Live?Ulixes (been reading for the past two years, in Dutch translation)
Michael Foley's The age of absurdity
Big Book of Woe
Douglas Coupland, Marshall McLuhan. You know nothing of my work!
Another one that springs to mind - Lo mejor que le puede pasar a un cruasan by Pablo Tusset (name might be misspelled) - slacker comedy, spoof noir
I think a few years ago I recommended you Sin noticias de Gurb by Eduardo Mendoza - anything else by that author is worth reading, especially his detective stuff (it's a four or five part series, the first one has stupid name something like The Mystery of the Haunted Crypt but is honestly really good and very funny
Been on an Ishiguro tip recently. Both books really got under my skin.
Hey, I enjoyed your piece on NLMG on Pyrrhic Victories - it's piqued my interest to read it, once I've finished the ~5-6 books I'm reading or sort-of-reading at the moment - really should get better at not doing that.