Thanks, Katie-Ellen. That list has a lot of titles I'd have mentioned. Including:
That's one of my fave titles tooTITLE: The Unbearable Lightness of Being
AUTHOR: Milan Kundera
GENRE: Good question, puzzled me. I looked at Waterstones! They list it under Modern & Contemporary Fiction.
LINK IF YOU HAVE ONE:The_Unbearable_Lightness_of_Being
YOUR THOUGHTS / REACTIONS: When I read the post It took me about 10 secs to dredge this title up from my memory. Not a book I would choose based on the blurb, but the title was intriguing and suggestive of something deeper. It was not a page-turner for me, but there again I like to learn from books and I did. Worth reading. On the other hand, 'Cancer Ward' turned me off till I read the blurb.
American Gods by Neil Gaiman. Fantasy novel about the old gods of the world turning up in modern USA, most of them having been taken there by migrants. The name promises a blend of Americana seen through a kind of punk theology.