The Mark and the Void – Paul Murray
by Sean Carswell
Murray pulls off the impossible. He writes a funny, poignant, human, and philosophical novel about an investment banker.
Slab – Selah Saterstrom
Saterstrom gives voice to one of the American untouchables. It’s a complicated, beautiful, whimsical, troubling, and heart-breaking voice.
Disgruntled – Asali Solomon
Solomon’s protagonist does a good job of insulating herself from the outside world. This ensures that not much happens.
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki – Haruki Murakami
The real beauty of the books, Colorless Tsukuru and all the rest, comes from the intimate relationship Murakami has with his readers.