Best new (to me) fiction of 2019

I might try to fill in micro-reviews at some point, but right now this is just a list, in approximately descending order of how important the book was to me.

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Best new (to me) fiction of 2018

I had a lot of fun doing this thing a couple of years ago, so I thought I'd go ahead and give up the pretense of this being a tech blog and do it again. I don't drink now so it wasn't as fun as last time, but if I convince one person to read Suttree or The Little Friend (or to skip Lincoln on the Bardo) it'll have been worth it.

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Best new (to me) fiction of 2016

At least as far as my reading went, 2016 wasn't a great year for fiction, but I did have more time for reading fiction than I've had since I was a grad student and that was my job. This isn't the usual kind of thing I do with this blog, but here are thirty or so one-or-two-sentence reviews of some of the novels that I read for the first time this year (sorted roughly in decreasing order of importance they had for me).

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