Go ahead tell me about books! Actually I like the obvious choice of Winesburg, Ohio. Fitzgerald I like, but having read read John O'Hara....maybe there was a guy more Fitzgerald than Fitzgerald. Don't even tell me about Dreiser because his books go on and on. Wise Blood is what really rocks me . O'Connor is spoofing southern gothic even as she writes souther gothic-good enough for #1 for me.