Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist
Vincent van Gogh, The Letters Vincent van Gogh
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
Van Gogh’s Bad Cafe by Frederic Tuten
This is a gem I found at The Last Bookstore for only $1! I started reading it when I got home and was instantly hooked. Upon searching Goodreads, I saw this book only had 60 ratings so I thought I would try to spread the word.
This obscure and independent book deserves more readers. The prose is absolutely beautiful and is likened to an intricate Van Gogh’s painting. There is even some beautiful art at the beginning of each chapter. And the story of Van Gogh, his lover, and his lover’s lover is mixed in with a little bit of time travel and the world of drug addicted artists.
Although not in the mainstream, this book deserves much more credit. So if you love art, Van Gogh, or beautiful prose, be sure to give this a read!
Jack Kerouac, On the Road
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Blake Crouch, Pines