Top 10 best fiction books of the decade 2010 – 2019 (Part 2)
3. The Lost Girl (Gone Girl) (2012)
This popular bestseller revolves around a detective-sounding event: Nick Dunne’s beautiful and talented wife Amy suddenly went missing at their wedding 5th anniversary. The police and the press immediately directed their noses at their well-defined-as-perfect husband Nick. But was Nick really the man behind Amy’s mysterious disappearance?
Going back to the character Amy, this can be considered the classic case of the shocking wife in literature. With razor-sharp writing and skillful characterization of character, Gillian Flynn used a “cold” twist to pierce the left side of “marriage” – the net has spread out so many tragedies. tightened on the insiders. Read The Lost Girl if you want to find the chill that lurks around the two “scary” storytellers of this novel!
4. Americanah (2013)
After the Half Sun Yellow was published, Nigerian female writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie returned and “more beneficial than before” with the work Americanah. The main character of the story is Ifemelu – a young writer from his homeland Nigeria moved to the United States to pursue an elite education. As a black woman living in a country where the dominant white belonged, Ifemelu faced many difficult challenges and choices.
Besides Ifemelu, the book also focuses on the life of her high school boyfriend, Obinze. Unable to study abroad with Ifemelu, Obinze fell into a dark and dangerous path in London. The context spread across the three continents has raised a question: “Home and abroad, where in the end can give people a better life?” .
Perhaps what has given Americanah a place on the list of ten great works of the past 10 years are the ideas and messages related to finding itself a place in the globalized world. The art of exploring identity in general and racial relations in particular has brought weight, and of course, is the highlight of this novel.