About ten days ago, I blegged for comments about great conservative novels — NRO readers now have posted more than 200 entries here. It’s an excellent discussion, full of useful suggestions and a few debates.
I’d like to extend the conversation a bit. I’m curious for opinions about several books. Do they belong on a list of great conservative novels? Arguments for and against are welcome.
– Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson
– Sometimes a Great Notion, by Ken Kesey
– Big Sur, by Jack Kerouac
– American Pastoral, by Philip Roth
– The late novels of John Dos Passos
– The spy novels of Charles McCarry