Late to the Party
It seems that I'm always way ahead or way behind some curve or another.
In that vein, I'm finally getting around to reading: The Lovely Bones which has been out for about five years now.
(Warning: Be advised that the first few pages of this book are absolute trauma on paper. Seriously!!! It's done as tastefully and non-gratuitously as possible but the subject matter is--rough, very rough.) It falls into the category of 'read one paragraph and then put it down for thirty minutes' and calm down enough to read the next one.
Anyway, I'm not done with it yet but if you've missed this one--as I have--and long for good writing--and can stand it--this is an absolute masterpiece.