It's beginning to look a lot like..I can't say it, but publishers compress more books into a shorter window every year and the fall heavies are showing up.
Everyone loves the new Denis Johnson, and I'll listen when someone says he betters most of Tim O'Brien where Vietnam is concerned. I don't believe it yet, but I'll damn sure give it a whirl.
The new Junot Diaz is getting love from all over as well. I started it last night and after Drown ten years back, I'm really looking for greatness here as well.
And the new Shalom Auslander, Jonathan Coe, new stuff constantly from here and here and this, and I gotta go now.
Posted by Dave