*bows to the audience and takes the mic*
Of course, I'm referring to the audio version of the book. A brother like me doesn't have time to actually sit down and read a whole novel, you know. Looking forward to The Matrix era when I can jack into my favorite novel and digest it in 60 seconds flat. It would behoove you not to take that last sentence out of context.
Body depleted, I have my sights set on Toni Morrison's Love. Thanks to the NYT link by George, I've peeped the first chapter. I'd post an excerpt but it's just as quick for you to read it there, right? Besides, I'm sure there's some potential legal issue involved with that.
I'm fond of Morrison and her female-centric fables however, I question who is crafting male characters of similar complexities. There's also an audio version of Love so I have options. Hopefully, Love won't backfire on me like Donna Tartt's The Little Friend. Never did finish that.
*drops mic and walks offstage*