The Millions’ Best Fiction of the Millenium… so far…

First Advent and first candle is lit
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Here is The Millions list of the best fiction of the millenium.  I’ve starred those titles I’ve read twice (**) and those I started, but couldn’t finish with a question mark (?).

The List
#20: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson **
#19: American Genius, A Comedy by Lynne Tillman
#18: Stranger Things Happen by Kelly Link
#17: The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
#16: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides **
#15: Varieties of Disturbance by Lydia Davis
#14: Atonement by Ian McEwan **
#13: Mortals by Norman Rush
#12: Twilight of the Superheroes by Deborah Eisenberg
#11: The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz **
#10: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro **
#9: Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by Alice Munro
#8: Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson **
#7: Austerlitz by W.G. Sebald
#6: The Road by Cormac McCarthy **
#5: Pastoralia by George Saunders
#4: 2666 by Roberto Bolaño ?
#3: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
#2: The Known World by Edward P. Jones 
#1: The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen ?

What’s missing, in your opinion?

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One Response to The Millions’ Best Fiction of the Millenium… so far…

  1. Kimberly says:

    That’s a good list (and one which of course expands my ever growing TBR list….) but I can’t help but wonder at “Atonement”. Although, admittedly, I wasn’t impressed by the prose or the premise. *shrug* Thanks for sharing!

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