I’m collecting interesting lists of books. You can see all the entries here.
Lissa Evans, the fabulous author of the magnificent Crooked Heart, put together a list of #bleakbooks on Twitter the other day, and I wanted to capture it here.
The books are listed below, and Lissa’s original tweets follow. The tweets are as funny as the books are bleak:
- Road – Cormac McCarthy
- Quartet in Autumn – Barbara Pym
- A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
- Look at Me – Anita Brookner
- A Handful of Dust – Evelyn Waugh
- Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
- Burmese Days – George Orwell
- A Judgement in Stone – Ruth Rendell
- The Rings of Saturn – WG Sebald
- Villette – Charlotte Bronte