Saturday, August 1, 2015

one-sitting reads

Both "Frade Killed Ellen" and The Betrayal of Times of Peace and Prosperity fall under the category of one-sitting reads, although increasingly, I find that I enjoy returning even to the shortest stories to consider them over several sittings, often rereading earlier passages, the beginning, etc.

But here are lists of classic short reads, longer novellas and short novels, one of "The 20 Best Novellas in the History of Mankind" and another of "17 Brilliant Short Novels You Can Read in a Sitting."

Some of my favorites that didn't make either list are Herman Melville's Benito Cereno, Kate Chopin's The Awakening, Yuri Olesha's Envy, John Fante's The Brotherhood of the Grape, Dan Fante's Chump Change, and Camera by Jean-Philippe Toussaint.

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