Acid Hippo wrote:The Pigeon has been purchased.
Excellent . You won't be disappointed.
Carver is a great recommendation. I used to have a weird mix of hatred and curiosity for his writing, and in the end I read most of his short stories to sort out that confusion. "Nobody said anything" is one of my favourite shorts of all time now. I've enjoyed shorts by Murakami as well, but I'm not sure if I fancy a novel for some reason... probably some day going to regret putting it off but there you go.
I think I'll line up The Wasp Factory and Flowers for Algernon on my reading list , thanks!