My favorite parts are the Dunkirk war scenes. Some of his very best writing unlike more recent works. ATONEMENT by Ian McEwan.
Spawned a pop-cultural phenomenon, that in my mind rivals the legacy of the Sopranos. HARRY POTTER & SORCERER’S STONE by JK Rowling
Time to reread this gem. One day in low/high London post-World War I, strolling, plotting, ruminating. MRS. DALLOWAY by Virginia Woolf.
Two hitmen waiting for their next assignment. Ur-language to be studied thousands of years from now. THE DUMB WAITER by Harold Pinter
Told backwards; counters on multiple levels Adorno’s adage that there cannot be art after the Holocaust. TIME’S ARROW by Martin Amis.
Vienna, film-making, levity, then Nazis. To be read over wine during a long weekend. PRATERVIOLET by Christopher Isherwood.
“About suffering, they are never wrong/the Old Masters”. Normal people, the Fall of Icarus. “MUSEE DES BEAUX ARTS” by W. H. Auden.