There’s no such thing as a perfect book — but some books feel as though they could be just about perfect, if they didn’t have one nagging problem. And sometimes, the most wonderful books have the most glaring shortfalls. Here are 10 amazing novels that are each marred by a fatal flaw.
I guess I had always assumed Angelo Badalamenti was some awfully hip, overeducated Italian in an expensive turtleneck, some godson of Antonioni, who applied a sort of smug, cynical viewing of American soap operas when composing the theme music for "Twin Peaks." But nah! He's a cool old dude from Brooklyn.