Before the Decade Ends, Here Are the Best Novels of the 21st Century

The Outline Trilogy by Rachel Cusk (2014–2018)

Cusk’s trilogy featuring titles Outline, Transit, and Kudos, is a series of largely plotless books centering around a protagonist named Faye, a British writer about whom the reader learns almost nothing. Despite this, Faye manages to coerce magnificent stories and confessions from those around her. The Outline trilogy is about the profundity of human experience.


Next Page →

The More You Know

  • T-shirts were originally made for unmarried men who didn't know how to sew buttons on collared shirts.
  • But the loudest animal relative to its size is a water bug.
  • A chameleon's tongue is twice as long as its body.
  • Will Smith turned down the role of Neo in the Matrix. He starred in Wild Wild West instead.
Next Page →