"Whatever you do, read Conrad's latest -- Victory. Read it, if you have to pawn your watch to buy it. Conrad has exceeded himself. I am glad that I am alive, if, for no other reason, because of the joy of reading this book." Jack London, 1915
"I’ve never written one [novel] without rereading Victory. It opens up the possibilities of a novel. It makes it seem worth doing." (Joan Didion)
Frans Eemil Sillanpää might well be one of the least known best storytellers in history.
A thrown out book from Finland whose author I've never heard of but received the Nobel Prize - things that make me want to read a book.