Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Which came first?

Ever read something by someone and wish that you had written it? Of course, and speaking only for myself, it's always written much more lyrically and poignantly than I could ever hope to muster. In deference to the last post and Rob from High Fidelity, I offer, in no particular order, my Top Four Contemporary Writers Who Write Stuff That I Wish That I Had Written: Michael Ondaatje, Paul Auster, Siri Hustvedt, and Haruki Murakami. The latter for every time he has ever put pen to paper, but especially this.

1 comment:

Garry said...

My list is John Irving, Nick Hornby (duh), Graham Greene and, based on the first few pages of Through Black Spruce, Joseph Boyden.