Miss Lonelyhearts/The Day of the Locust, by Nathanael West

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A pair of dark 1930s novels, one focused on New York seemingly abandoned by God, the other on Los Angeles teetering on the brink of apocalypse. The despair of Miss Lonelyhearts made it heavy sledding, but something about the ever-impending threat, the imminent violence of Day of the Locust made it compelling.

Book: 37/52

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