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Jake, I had long consigned Golding to the bin based on Lord of the Flies without ever even having read it, but {{{{Sharon}}}} brought me round (thx again), to the ones Bloß ein Língshān mentioned, and Pincher Martin, and I'll have a go at the trilogy soon. But never ever LotF (nor Salinger's Catcher in the Rye, for similar reasons [while agreeing with Nabokov on "A Perfect Day for Bananafish"]) ... yeah YMMV

I'd love to see Pynchon win, but I figure it's something like Graham Greene's candidacy. Others I favor: Eco, Krasznahorkai ... maybe Aira has an outside shot ... Ashbery, Cartarescu, Stoppard ... but any of my carryover predictions upthread would be just fine with me.
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Nobel Prize 2015 · General discussion