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What’s Your Favorite Comic Novel?

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Recently, the National Book Critics Circle asked its members about their favorite comic novel.  The novel mentioned most often on the NBCC Blog was: Joseph Heller’s Catch-22.

In another NBCC Blog post, Nabokov’s  novels,  Lolita, Pale Fire, and Pnin are mentioned, too.

I didn’t write an essay on my favorite, but I would’ve chosen Stanley Elkin’s The Living End: A Triptych,

Everyone from John Irving to Sam Lipsyte to William Gass loved this book.

You can buy the newer 2004 edition in paperback.

Written by Joe Peschel

June 17th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

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