Best Literary Fiction/Literature of 2010

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The list author says: "Since 2010 is coming to a close, I thought it was about time to suggest the best literature from 2010."
Moore's Mythopoeia
1.  Moore's Mythopoeia by Christopher WunderLee
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  "Hand's down, the most literary book to come out in a long, long time. This novel dares to redefine narration, the prose is new and fresh, and the plot is allusive and daring.

Should have won more than just an American Book Award short-list."
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Inherent Vice: A Novel
2.  Inherent Vice: A Novel by Thomas Pynchon
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  "Not Pynchon's greatest novel, but still highlights his talent for redefining a genre, worth every penny.

His best is far better than most's greatest."
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Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
3.  Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
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  "A great debut novel worth more attention."
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A Visit from the Goon Squad
4.  A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
The list author says:
  "As stated, "lucid prose and expertly deployed postmodern switcheroos" makes this novel fresh and fun, while remaining literary."
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The Ask: A Novel
5.  The Ask: A Novel by Sam Lipsyte
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  "Hilarious and moving without losing its beauty and intellectualism."
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The Hand That First Held Mine
6.  The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O'Farrell
The list author says:
  "Love can be tackled with a wholly new perspective and prose stylings are not dead!"
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The Unnamed
7.  The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris
The list author says:
  "Making his name as a plot-smith, Ferris adds to his rep with this smart, neurological tale."
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Freedom
8.  Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
The list author says:
  "More hype than merit, it does represent Franzen's style and how he sees fiction evolving. For such a reputation, the prose is at times wincingly bad, and the plot never materializes into anything more than melodramaa, but as the most influential fiction writer out there, his take on fiction cannot be ignored."
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how does it read on an iPad? 0 May 30, 2014
Debate: Is Franzen an "Elitist" Writer? 29 Oct 6, 2013
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How important is it to retain your cultural heritage 0 Jul 28, 2011
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Let down at Nameles Lake 1 Jan 30, 2011
It sounds like Pynchon decided to rewrite The Big Lebowski? 19 Jun 15, 2010
LOVED "The Unnamed"! Help me find more this good!! 0 Apr 26, 2010
Read the ARC, Wonderful Book! 0 Feb 28, 2010
 
   

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