Top 10 Novels of the 2000s

TIME's Lev Grossman selects the decade's finest literature, from a book about dueling magicians to one about dueling family members.

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WriterJeff
WriterJeff

I would submit for consideration Denis Johnson's Tree of Smoke (2007), one of the most provocative and challenging novels in recent memory that covers the history of the CIA's involvement in the Vietnam War. William 'Skip' Sands is a young CIA agent who witnesses and participates first-hand in the cryptic world of secret psychological operations (PSY-OPS) in the dark humid and morally foggy jungles of Vietnam. Few books capture the sense of an era as profoundly as Tree of Smoke and leaves the reader exhausted as if we ourselves had lived through the war.

MosheFine
MosheFine

Grossman's own book, The Magicians is pretty damn good in its own right.

AnunnakiNefilim
AnunnakiNefilim

Never let me go was indeed best of the decade. Pretty emotional read as well. Missed out on reading almost 4/5 among these lists. Thanks for reminding will do read these.


Thank You.

BTW, reading In The Beginning these days. A graphic novel on ancient aliens. Find more info: http://inthebeginningthebook.com/

JimBob
JimBob

Like it well done this is still in rotation over on Stumble Upon well done.

verkisto.ratsel
verkisto.ratsel

Help me understand how Cormac McCarthy's The Road missed the cut???

ActuallyJohnWalsh
ActuallyJohnWalsh

Anyone who thinks Order of the Phoenix is the best of the series is nuts.