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My Favorite Prose Stylists

M. J. Mankowski "Matty L G"
 
The Sun Also Rises
The Sun Also Rises
"The Master of image and pace"
2666
2666
"Creates atmosphere better than anyone and sentence depth"
The Dead Fish Museum (Vintage)
The Dead Fish Museum (Vintage)
"The most beautifully complex yet natural short story writer"
Hopscotch (Pantheon Modern Writers)
Hopscotch (Pantheon Modern Writers)
"Intelligent, Beautiful, Unique"
House Of Leaves
House Of Leaves
"A noir mental ride with the most sensual and vivid physical descriptions"
See Under: Love (Picador Books)
See Under: Love (Picador Books)
"Grossman stretches language and emotion to their absolute limits"
Snow Country (Penguin Modern Classics)
Snow Country (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Perfect Japanese balance and restraint"
Selected Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)
Selected Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)
"So gentle and atmospheric, subtle; opens the depths of small, everyday life moments"
Pale Fire (Penguin Modern Classics)
Pale Fire (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Funny, Bizarre, Luscious, Layered"
Artificial Respiration (Latin America in Translation/En Traduccion/Em Traducao)
Artificial Respiration (Latin America in Translation/En Traduccion/Em Traducao)
"The book that can never say what it's about... puzzles and games"
Jesus' Son
Jesus' Son
"This drunken traipse through abuse and death is also one of the most cutting and true"
Love and Obstacles
Love and Obstacles
"Oblique, real, no non-sense stories about immigration and foreign lands"
Infinite Jest
Infinite Jest
"Might not be the cleanest of prose, but it's the funniest and most daring"
The Pugilist at Rest: Stories
The Pugilist at Rest: Stories
"Not always on, but when Jones hits a groove you fly through the prose wishing you could hold on just a second longer"
El Arbol De La Ciencia: El Arbol De La Ciencia (Letras hispánicas)
El Arbol De La Ciencia: El Arbol De La Ciencia (Letras hispánicas)
"I read this in Spanish but Barroja was a master of easy, clear, precise language"
Mr Sammler's Planet (Penguin Modern Classics)
Mr Sammler's Planet (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Simply one of the best books by one of the best writers to live"
Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov
Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov
"You can't deny the Chekhov!"
Kokoro (UNESCO Collection of Representative Works)
Kokoro (UNESCO Collection of Representative Works)
"This is the only book I've read by Soseki, but it's so clean and musical."
How We Are Hungry
How We Are Hungry
"Inventive and heartfelt, amazing stories"
Moby Dick (Oxford World's Classics)
Moby Dick (Oxford World's Classics)
"Epic.  Best first chapter of any book.  Amazing boat scenes."