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”Marbles” by Ellen Forney, ”Letters to Felice” by Franz Kafka, more rewarding reads
Posted on March 14, 2014 at 4:00am EST
1 of 10
Kafka was a total stalker. His missives here are riveting and inadvertently hilarious.
2 of 10
In this Manhattan comedy of manners, Colwin wrings magic from ordinary lives.
3 of 10
Sharply serrated portraits of dysfunction in an aristocratic British family so depraved, they make the Lannisters look like the Brady Bunch.
4 of 10
An off-the-charts brilliant book that deconstructs the Beatles song by song.
5 of 10
A heart-stopping novel about a mother lost in the woods with her 1-year-old. It's insanity that no one's made a movie out of this.
6 of 10
He's an indie musician — frontman for the Silver Jews — and an indie poet, too, with offbeat verse that snaps and sparks with life.
7 of 10
A seriously moving novel about an Australian girl who can't find her imaginary friends.
8 of 10
All of Willett's novels are sardonic and bitingly funny, but this one — about twin sisters, relationships, and books — is the best.
9 of 10
Why is every sentence in this odd little book a question? And how did Powell make it a genuinely great read?
10 of 10
This graphic memoir — a chronicle of Forney's bipolar disorder — vividly explores the line between creativity and mental illness.