Clever! Two new writers. Thank you!
Claude,I do vividly remember stopping to read Hornsby's book.So I went on to read The Black Book of Orhan Pamuk.Then ... again tired of Pamuk's style ... I decided ... oh, well ... to go on with Hornby.And suddenly I got caught. ...To make sure: Glad I read The long way down; afterwards I did even enjoy The Black Book.I don't feel the need to read more 'Hornby-books'; having read five novels by Pamuk [two of them most fascinating - despite of his style)) neither I need to read another of Pamuk.Re Ó'Cadhain: There is one novel of him I'd like to read. Unfortunately He forbid - as far as I know - to translate it into English.Well, [if it's true] his descision.
Thank you. It's good to know what is best, and where to go with new writers.
Claude,as I do sometimes tend to sound a bit harsh:All books mentioned are worth being read. Otherwise I would not mention them.If mentioning a lousy book, I would mention it, either. :)