Thursday, December 23, 2010

Literary Blog Hop: Under-appreciated literary fiction

Literary Blog Hop is hosted by The Blue Bookcase. If you features book reviews of literary fiction, classic literature, and general literary discussion, you too can join in!

This week's question:

What literary title (fiction or non-fiction) do you love that has been under-appreciated?  We all know about the latest Dan Brown, and James Patterson isn't hurting for publicity.  What quiet masterpiece do you want more readers to know?

I read Novel About My Wife by Emily Perkins in 2008. It is about being married, the intricacies of it, the intimacy of it. Tom is very much in love with his wife, Ann, who is pregnant. They move to a new house and she sees a man stalking her. Is he real or just an imagination of her mind? This is pegged as a Gothic novel.

Perkins has a way with words. Her writing has many layers to it. I found the novel almost surreal and mystical at places. Intense too. I want more people to read it. Couples, who are in the verge of a relationship or committed to each other. Also single persons who need to know the finer nuances of marriage, love, relationships and the feelings and emotions that go with it. 

12 comments:

Tea said...

Most books about stalking are very significant and frightening. I always hope the person will not die during the awful circumstances. I would like to read this book.

Veens said...

Wow, sounds great :) I will definitely look for it here!

bermudaonion said...

That's a new title for me - I'm making a note of it.

breadcrumbreads said...

It sounds like a thriller! Not my cup of tea, I'm afraid...

Risa

IngridLola said...

Sound like I would like this. I really like novels that try to represent the intricacies of marriage.

parrish lantern said...

sounds like an interesting book,like the idea of it having a surreal edge.

Melody said...

What a challenge--to capture all the nuances of marriage, esp. when each marriage has some peculiarities. Sounds interesting!

readerbuzz said...

My favorite books are often books about women and marriage. Thank you for sharing this one.

http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2010/12/quiet-masterpieces.html

As the Crowe Flies and Reads said...

hi again--like the other posters, I don't know this book either, but it sounds intriguing. Thanks for introducing me to it!

bibliophiliac said...

This sounds like a really interesting book--thanks for bringing it to our attention!

stacybuckeye said...

I love books about marriage, especially complicated ones. I'm adding this to my tbr list.

Elizabeth said...

Hello....I have never visited this blog hop...looks great.

Thanks for always stopping at my blog.