Thanks for the suggestions-
I've read all of those except Garp and As I Lay Dying. I'm not wild about either of those, though, as The Sound and The Fury is one of my favorites, and AILD just plain old isn't going to be better that that. Also, John Irving's kind of 1989, you know?
I ended up an English Major too, and I remember in High School if you wanted to pick up a literary type girl, (and I always did) the best thing was to walk around with a copy of Prayer For Owen Meany, and you were in. These days, I'm not sure what the hot book is. For a while there it was Kavalier and Clay, and then Fast Food Nation for a while, and around these parts Motherless Brooklyn. Speaking of that last one, I think I'm the only one in the world who thinks that book sucked. Yeah, I get it. He has turrettes. Behold the mighty genius.
Maybe I'll tackle Master and Margarita again.
I never got through that one the first time.
Still, thanks for the suggestions.