MatttthewGeorge wrote:I try to read the Giller Prize shortlist every summer, as they're Canadian and usually quite different from what I regularly read (ie classics, non-fiction, graphic novels, etc).
I just finished The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt, and highly recommend it. Before that I read Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan. A great story poorly told with an unsatisfying ending, sadly. I was going to read The Antagonist by Lynn Coady next, but my wife just finished it and said I would hate it, so I'm going to pass.
Next up is The Sentimentalists by Johanna Skibsrud, which won the previous year but I was never able to get around to it.
The Sisters Brothers is excellent. Somewhere between Charles Portis and Cormac McCarthy and Jonathan Lethem.