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Some of my favorite novels by living American writers

Dallas Fawson
The list author says: "As someone who has read quite a bit of contemporary American fiction, I thought I would share some of my favorite books by living American writers. Many of this books will seem like obvious choices, but a few, I hope, will not. I will add books later if I forget some, as I'm sure I will."
The New York Trilogy (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
The New York Trilogy (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
"The less you know, the better. A fun, wonderful book."
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
"As others have pointed out, this novel works on so many levels. With its beautiful portrait of New York City and an array of loveable, convincing characters, it is quite the ride."
Names
Names
"The Names is, to me, Don DeLillo's most underrated novel. Though it loses momentum in the last third or so, the first half is stunning."
Underworld
Underworld
"Don DeLillo's Underworld certainly has its flaws, most noticeably characterization, but despite its length, Underworld may be his most accessible novel, and no one can construct a sentence quite like DeLillo."
Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West
Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West
"While I think some people overblow the greatness of his other books, I can not deny any of the praise given to Blood Meridian. It's language is amazing."
Far Tortuga: A Novel
Far Tortuga: A Novel
"A disgustingly under-appreciated novel, Far Tortuga is one of the most outstanding novels you'll ever read. Any novel that gets so much praise from authors like Pynchon and Styron should be looked into."
Sula
Sula
"I don't know that I've ever read a book that was able to put so much story and insight into such a short book. Sula is an outstanding read."
Beloved (Everyman's Library)
Beloved (Everyman's Library)
"Even though it isn't, in my opinion, as overall perfect as Sula, I like it more, if that makes sense. Even if you don't care about the damaging psychology of slavery and the study within, it has a great story."
Cybele
Cybele
"Another very under-appreciated novel, I think Cybele is Oate's best book. Her catalogue contains a number of missteps, but don't miss this out of print gem."
Gravity's Rainbow (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Gravity's Rainbow (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
"Don't be discouraged by the snobby reviews many people have given it. Gravity's Rainbow is first and foremost a hilarious, rip-roaring read, and its unreadability is exaggerated."
The Counterlife
The Counterlife
"It's hard to say for sure, but I think this is still my favorite Philip Roth novel. It's the best of the "Zuckerman Books," and is told in a very clever way."
Operation Shylock: A Confession
Operation Shylock: A Confession
"My other favorite Philip Roth novel. This is probably his funniest, most clever book. Just read it, it's great."
A Sport and a Pastime: A Novel (FSG Classics)
A Sport and a Pastime: A Novel (FSG Classics)
"Another under-appreciated book, A Sport and a Pastime is a beautiful, poetic novel about sensual living in France."
You Bright and Risen Angels (Contemporary American Fiction)
You Bright and Risen Angels (Contemporary American Fiction)
"Europe Central and others have received a lot of attention, but I still think Vollmann's first effort, You Bright and Risen Angels, is his most entertaining book. It's absolutely hilarious. It's definitely better on a second reading."