Day 07 – Most underrated book
The most underrated book would involve the standards of others, and I don't know anything about that. A book I love that should be considered with more ravenous prestige than it has (as far as I know, which I don't - the reading habits of others are dubious things) is John Hawkes' the Beetle Leg. I'm shocked and ecstatic I read it in my college curriculum, it was the only remotely innovative text not belonging to a movement of my grandparents' generation or earlier. I'm more impressed with it now having read his other books, all of which have some lurid fascination going for them, but what he accomplishes in the Beetle Leg in terms of form stuns me. And no one else in the class got into it - many bitched - so I can justifiable declare it ecolectically underrated.