American Pastoral by Philip Roth, What do you do when your teenage daughter decided to sink into anarchy and blow up the local post office? Ask philip roth to write the story, from the father’s pov, and watch the family, society, the man, unravel before you eyes.
The Green Knight by Iris Murdoch, A Cain & Abel story, of a sort, with a mysterious connection to legend, including eros.
England, England by Julian Barnes, is one of the funniest books I’ve read in years. Apparently, Old England isn’t enough (or is TOO much) for tourists, and Sir Jack Pitman, industrialist, wit, and billionaire, buys The Isle of White to make “England, England” — where all the best British spots can be toured in just a couple of days. Barnes has fun lambasting his country, his majesties, and his countrymen, for a wild, farcicle ride.