These are good.
Alternatively, go to your local bookstore, go the mystery section, and pick up the most interesting books with Scandinavian authors.
thanks, seems like you know a lot about this stuff.
For a very long time, short stories were seen as the artistic side of prose, and novels were considered fluff. Grapes of Wrath is a good example where most of the character-driven chapters are just disguised short fiction and can be read independently. If you've never read Junot Diaz he'd be a good place to start for some newer stuff. His pulitzer winning novel is a good place to start...
ok, I just bought this oscar wao book. I've always perceived it as just another coming of age novel, but let's see now.
I also bought gone girl and raymond chandler's lady in the lake. anyone has opinion about them?