Library Journal has a short article on Bibliocentric Fiction. Of course Byatt’s Possession and Eco’s Name of the Rose are on the list. But there are a few books I had not heard of that I think I am going to have to look up. Like Peter Ackroyd’s Chatterton and Dorothy Sayers’s The Documents in the Case. I’m always eager to hear about books like these.
I was going to suggest you mention what your favorite bibliocentric book of fiction is but then when I tried to think of my own I got a little panicked. Do I say M.K. Wren’s Gift Upon the Shore? Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451? Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon? What about the Thursday Next books by Jasper Fforde? If I can’t land on one how can I demand a favorite from anyone else?
So, in order to swell my TBR piles (and yours too), what are some of your favorite bibliocentric books?