So, on one of the mail art sites I belong to, we've been talking about Donna Tartt's The Secret History lately, because several of us just love the book. Her novel The Little Friend is great, too, but it's not as mesmerizing, IMO. In any case, I was trying to decide if The Secret History would be in my Top 10 or Top 5 favorite novels of all time. So, I thought I'd try to list them and figure it out. These are in no particular order, because I'm not sure I could do that.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
Suspicious River by Laura Kasischke
The Stand by Stephen King
Break It Down by Lydia Davis
The End of Alice by A. M. Homes
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
I think that's the ten I'd put at the top--but I wonder if I'll think of any I've left off that will make it necessary for me to rework the list, now that it's on my mind. I'm sure I'll be revising. And, now that I'm thinking about this, I might do a list for books of poetry and a list for short story collections, too. :) I can list forever . . . I'm sure lots of us can.
Helping me work on an altered book. The task light above the table has Bolivar looking like an angel when he is decidedly not an angel. Danny's in the background. This is in my dining-room-turned-studio.
Amy Sargent's work investigates the nuances of pixels through the use of slow motion and close-ups which emphasize the Mechanical nature of digital media. Sargent explores abstract and vintage scenery as motifs to describe the idea of imaginary artifice. Using repurposed loops, non-linear narratives, and allegorical images as patterns, Sargent creates meditative environments which suggest the expansion of art.
What's even BETTER is that it came from a purpose-statement generator! LOL! I sound so important. :) Make your own . . . this might be the best thing I've come across by being Claudine Hellmuth's facebook/twitter friend in quite a while! :)