The literary blog hop

Well I came accross this today after couple blog posts in the reader ,I oh and er about joining in I never see this a a literary blog ,but suppose it is and I m a terrible book snob a lot of the time so the question is what is your favourite Literary book and why is it a literary books well here are the ones I reject and why .

ULYSSES –A BIT LIKE SHOWING OFF .

THE UNFORTUNATES BY BS JOHNSON –TO OBSCURE AND AGAIN SHOWING OFF

MY CHOICE – Underworld by Dom Delillo –

the book wonderfully captures America post world war two from fifties to the nineties,the story jumps around the times so the time-line is all over the place ,it has many interweaves stories a main character Nick Shay that maybe sums up the American everyman perfectly ,the main drive of the book is a baseball from a famous baseball match .The reason I choose this book is it sums up to me what Literary fiction is Delillo is the successor of Bellow , Updike and Roth  ,he maybe came nearest to the fabled GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL with this book ,it isn’t a easy read but rewarding ,it uses a baseball as a way to move the book forward and jumps through history only in literary fiction would a writer be so bold to do this and succeed .

this blog hop is hosted by the blue bookcase ,many thanks and a new addition to my reader .

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