What’s your favorite book that nobody else has heard of? You know, not Little Women or Huckleberry Finn, not the latest best-seller . . . whether they’ve read them or not, everybody “knows” those books. I’m talking about the best book that, when you tell people that you love it, they go, “Huh? Never heard of it?”
Okay, this is a hard one for me! Because, apparently, I read mostly popular or populist authors. I had no idea. And it's late here, and I'm tired, so I'm sure the answer will come to me in a couple of days, by which time it'll be too late.
Or maybe I just assumre that people have heard of the same authors I have. I'm certainly always surprised when they haven't.
So um ... Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a favourite of mine. I've read One Hundred Years of Solitude three times now. And uhm .... Neil Gaiman. And let's see ... Peter F Hamilton, who writes wonderful, long, complicated science fiction. Other than that, I just sort of assume that people have heard of all the authors I have. Sad, but true.