Posts Categorized: Pulitzer Prize winners

“ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE” Ruined My Trip

All the Light We Cannot See

By Paul Levine Anthony Doerr ruined my vacation. He also destroyed the confidence of blossoming writers and set an impossibly high standard for other novelists. What’s the matter, Tony? Winning the Pulitzer wasn’t enough? Doerr is the author of All the Light We Cannot See, the lyrical, compassionate, hauntingly gorgeous novel that won this year’s…

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Best Books Ever…My List or Yours?

"Rabbit, Run" tops my best book list

By Paul Levine A “Best Books” list is inherently flawed.  Just as with “best teams” or “best movies” or “best pizza,” beauty is in the eye of the blogger. A meme has been spreading through Facebook — as memes are inclined to do — asking people to name the ten best books they’ve ever read….

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Best Novels vs. Favorite Novels

  By Paul Levine Did anyone ever ask Herman Melville which was a better book, “Moby-Dick” or “Billy Budd, Sailor?” No, I’m not comparing myself with Melville. For one thing, he had a big, bushy beard. For another, I get seasick. Still, I’m always fascinated when readers ask, “What’s the best book you’ve written?” (Sticklers will likely…

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