Thursday, February 4, 2010

Happy birthday, Stewart O'Nan

Today is the birthday of Stewart O'Nan, an American author I'd never heard of before until his "A Prayer for the Dying" was selected for my book club. That was a strange book but I liked the writing. Because I liked his writing, when I noticed the buzz around O'Nan's "Last Night at the Lobster," I eagerly read it. Very, very good. Since then, I've read "Songs for the Missing." I also enjoyed this book and have been surprised by the lack of attention given it.

Have you read anything by this author?

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4 comments:

The Bumbles said...

I am not familiar with him at all. Which of those 3 would you steer me towards first?

sherry said...

I'd go with "Last Night at the Lobster." It's almost a novella -- quick read.

Carrie K. said...

I loved Night Country - it was amazing. Haven't read anything else by him yet, though.

eveningreader said...

I've read some short stories and also hi book The Speed Queen, which I thought was quite good.I have both Songs for the Missing and Last Night at the Lobster on my TBR. I think you are right--he tends to get less attention than he deserves.