Some popular novels published in 2012 include Hilary Mantel���s ���Bring Up the Bodies,��� Zadie Smith���s ���NW,��� and Dave Eggers��� ���A Hologram for the King.��� These well-reviewed novels range from historical fiction to modern thrillers.Continue Reading
���Bring Up the Bodies,��� the sequel to Hilary Mantel���s popular historical novel ���Wolf Hall,��� continues the gripping story of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Mantel offers readers a fresh take, narrating the action from the perspective of Thomas Cromwell, the king���s chief minister. Filled with romance, drama and political intrigue, the novel won Mantel the prestigious Man Booker Prize.
Coming 7 years after Zadie Smith���s previous novel ���On Beauty,��� 2012���s ���NW��� takes its title from the housing project in NW London that serves as the novel���s setting. Tracing the friendship of two women, the novel is assembled as a series of fragments detailing the chaos of modern urban life. The book���s experimental form includes steam of consciousness, screenplay writing and other disparate forms of narration.
The always-current Dave Eggers trains his eye of international finance in ���A Hologram for the King,��� the tale of a failed IT executive trying to redeem himself with a longshot deal in Saudi Arabia. Eggers��� patent mixture of the absurd and the emotional fuels a novel that serves as both a mediation on American industry and the nature of ambition.Learn more about Fiction