Thursday, May 28, 2009

Top 10 relationship novels

William Sutcliffe is the author of New Boy, Are You Experienced?, The Love Hexagon, and Whatever Makes You Happy.

Back in November 2000 he named his top 10 relationship novels for the Guardian. One title on the list:
Rabbit, Run by John Updike

No marriage can have faced a sterner examination than that of the Angstroms. Rabbit, Run seems like a stunning dissection of everything that can possibly go wrong in a marriage, until you read the rest of the tetralogy and discover that things can get worse, decade by decade. No one else so brilliantly reveals the extraordinary in the ordinary.
Read about all ten books on the list.

Rabbit, Run figures among Julian Barnes' best books to travel with.

--Marshal Zeringue