The Savage Detectives. By Roberto Bolaño. A craftily autobiographical novel about a band of literary guerrillas.
What is the What. The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng: A Novel. By Dave Eggers. The horrors, injustices and follies in this novel are based on the experiences of one of the Lost Boys of Sudan.
Friday, November 23
100 notable books of the year
Of the Times' 100 I recommend the following: