BOOKS I'VE NEVER READ
Or even pretended to.
- •Gone With the Wind
- •To Kill a Mockingbird
- •One Hundred Years of SolitudeI read a decent amount of García Márquez in college, at the urging of a particular young lady, but never got around to this one. At this point he's so identified in my mind with that period of my life that I've never felt the urge to circle back.
- •The Brothers KaramazovI read "Crime and Punishment," and moved on. Sometimes I'm a completist; sometimes I'm a nibbler.
- •The Sun Also RisesI wasn't an English major.
- •A Confederacy of Dunces
- •Infinite JestI've started it so very many times, but always put it down in favor of his essays or journalism. There's still hope, though: I also had a lot of false starts with "Wolf Hall" before I finally fell head over heels for it.
- •Anything by Henry JamesHe was never on the syllabus.
- •Gravity's RainbowI know, I know. I'll surrender my nerd badge at the security desk.