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  1. 15 Mar '10 09:16
    I read a great short story by Chekhov last week, the Bishop. Powerful stuff.

    One of my favourite fiction writers is Mordechai Richler, and Barney's Version is his ultimate I think, featuring a narrator who's caustic, ill-tempered, loveable, hilarious, and possibly a murderer.

    Another Canadian who's facility with words is astounding is Robertson Davies, I'm working on finishing the Deptford trilogy. Great psychological portraits.

    I can feel safe recommending Nabokov's the Defense on a chess site!

    Feel free to write about authors or specific pieces of work...I'd like to keep it to non-fiction and perhaps another thread can be started for other kinds of writing if so desired.
  2. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    15 Mar '10 09:31
    The full series of Belascoarán Shayne, written by
    Paco Ignacio Taibo II, is a must read if you'd like
    to try crime fiction.

    http://www.thrillingdetective.com/shayne_hector.html
  3. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    15 Mar '10 20:31
    Finished Umberto Eco's "Foucault's Pendulum", an interesting read, kind of like the Da Vinci Code but better.