So I’ve sort of been going around GoodReads with the following question but I’m going to post it to my flist as well. See, I’ve suddenly developed a hankering for a good novel involving lots of internal dialogue or drama (for lack of a better word to describe it; you know, those stories where not a whole lot really happens but it’s all about the character development and internal reflections/changes/whathaveyou over the course of the novel). I was just wondering if anyone knew of a novel (or several) that features this and that you could recommend to me?
Examples that come to mind for this (to me) are Ian McEwan’s Atonement (review) and Owen Sheers’ Resistance (which I am currently reading at the moment). Lots of Russian literature also fall under this category like Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina (review), Aleksandr Pushkin’s Yevgeny Onegin (review) and as someone reminded me Fyodor Dostoevsyky’s Crime and Punishment (haven’t read it in a few years so I guess it’s time for a re-visit). Oh, and I would argue that Sansa Stark’s storyline in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire is more of an internal storyline.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated =D