Litstack Recs: Vanity Fair & Slade House

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Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray The early nineteenth century didn’t have reality television, but it did have William Makepeace Thackeray’s Vanity Fair—and if you’re in need of a novel to escape into, this is the one. Vanity Fair is a classic of social-climbing, backbiting, profligate behavior, and true love. Subtitled A Novel Without a [….]

LitStack Review: Slade House by David Mitchell

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Slade House David Mitchell Random House Release Date:  October 27, 2015 ISBN 978-0-8129-9868-9 David Mitchell is an amazing novelist (NPR reviewer Jason Sheehan calls his writing “beautifully twisty.”  I like that.)  With unique works such as Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks under his belt, the question is, what does he do next? The answer [….]