I like The Mayor of Casterbridge too, but it's so depressing!!quote:I like a lot of the classics - I can read Jane Austen's books again and again. Thackeray's Vanity Fair, George Elliot's Middlemarch. Some Thomas Hardy, but not too much. The Mayor of Casterbridge and Tess of the D'Urbervilles I liked better than Jude the Obscure.
I just read "Clockers," don't remember who it's by, but it was excellent. I couldn't put it down. I think it was written around "92, at the height of the inner-city crack epidemic. Highly recommended.