Monday, November 15, 2010

November Novella Challenge

Just noticed this!

Crimes Against Brevity

Robert McCrum notices that the trend for longer books, fiction and non-fiction, goes against the contemporary desire for brevity in TV, film, and so forth. He offers up his own list to counteract the long-winded tomes. A few of these I have yet to read.

1. George Orwell: Animal Farm

2. Jean Rhys: Wide Sargasso Sea

3. Evelyn Waugh: The Loved One

4. Henry James: The Turn of the Screw

5. RL Stevenson: Treasure Island

6. Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness

7. Marguerite Duras: The Lover

8. F Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby

9. Graham Greene: The End of the Affair

10. Muriel Spark: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie