Friday, January 20, 2017

Five top big, engrossing books

At B&N Reads Jenny Shank tagged five "big, engrossing books to get buried under when it’s cold and blustery outside," including:
Look At Me, by Jennifer Egan

Egan is probably best known for her sharp, spare 2011 novel-in-stories A Visit From the Goon Squad, which won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle award. But if a three-day blizzard is heading your way, you’re going to need more pages to turn, so check out her 500-pager Look At Me. It’s the involving and circuitous tale of a model whose face is damaged in a car accident then reconstructed, leaving her still beautiful but unrecognizable to those who knew her. Egan interweaves the stories of a wayward professor, a yearning teenage girl, and a mysterious chameleon-like man in a tale that remains eerily relevant.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Look At Me is one of Julie Christie's seven favorite books.

--Marshal Zeringue