I think we should have a thread on Samuel Beckett, if only because he's been on my mind recently. Plus, he wrote in French and translated his works into English, so it makes sense that he deserves a seat at the WLF table.
I've never read him or, more accurately, I have a memory of starting Waiting For Godot when I was younger and not really getting it at all, and discarding it. But now, having obtained myself the four volumes of the Grove Centenery edition of his (almost) complete works, I now feel a need to read something by him.
And that's where the forum comes in handy. How would one recommend I read Beckett? The novels first? Or the plays? In chronological order regardless, or some semblance of thematic order? Really, where to start?