Welcome to The Once Lost Wanderer. The name is derived from two poems: Amazing Grace by reformed slave trader John Newton, and All That is Gold Does Not Glitter by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

1984 by George Orwell (2 down, 98 to go)

1984 by George Orwell

This is the second time I’ve read 1984, and the second work I’ve read by George Orwell. 1984 is a dystopian novel set in London in – you guessed it, 1984. Published in 1948, it was wildly futuristic at the time. It tells the tale of Winston Smith and his struggle against the oppressive and autocratic government.

My Rating: 3 1/2 of 5 stars

I liked this much more on the second read, though I still didn’t love it. It was riveting, and almost prophetic, though Orwell missed the date by a few decades.

The protagonist, Winston Smith is a petty bureaucrat at the Ministry of Truth, where he revises newspaper and magazine stories, to conform to the government’s ever changing version of the truth. Smith secretly hates the government and its leader Big Brother. Such hatred is a thought crime punishable by death, so Smith drudges on impotent to change anything. He becomes obsessed with Julia, a woman he initially loathes, as she appears to be an obedient party tool – until she slips him a note professing her love. The two begin a dangerous liaison and Smith learns he is not alone, as Julia is connected with an underground resistance.

The reader is thrilled for Smith – no longer an impotent drone, but also fears that each rendezvous only increases the risk of discovery.

It isn't meant to be cheery of course, it's meant to warn us of a future that could be. In that regard it's quite brilliant. Orwell wrote it in the 40s, and though he was well off on dates and specific technologies, the bigger principles of revisionist history, government invasion of privacy, and thought crimes are not at all extraordinary. In that regard, the warning is still as poignant as ever.

I was very intrigued by Newspeak, the official language in Orwell's vision of the future. Newspeak eliminated countless redundancies of English. We have words such as : small, tiny, little, that mean essentially the same thing, and then multiple other words that mean the opposite such as: big, large, huge, etc. Newspeak eliminates all but one of these, and then with a prefix and two suffixes covers the entire range: small, smaller, smallest, unsmall, unsmaller, and unsmallest. The pragmatic in me thinks this is brilliant. But the romantic finds it to be the unbeautifulest language imaginable.

Film Rendition: Released in, you guessed it 1984, is true to the book, and possibly more depressing with the bleak imagery. I would never have considered John Hurt as Winston Smith, but he pulled it off quite convincingly.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1 down, 99 to go)

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

...if personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him, some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life. ~ Nick's surmise of Gatsby

This is the second time I've read The Great Gatsby. It is a Modernist novel, set in New York during the Roaring Twenties. It is Nick Carraway's first-person narrative of his brief acquaintance with the mysterious and flamboyant Jay Gatsby. It is considered part of the Western canon of literature.

My rating: 3 or 5 stars

I didn't care for The Great Gatsby much on my first read. I enjoyed it a bit more the second; I certainly admire Fitzgerald’s craft as a writer, but overall, I still found it depressing and without a hero. With this second reading, I found Tom a bit more absurd, Daisy a bit more dislikeable, Jordan a bit less dislikeable, and Nick, the closest thing to a hero, just as impotent as before. He has one glorious moment when he recalls a bit of advice from his father: Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.

Good advice in and of itself, but since dear old dad is not principal to the story it seems a bit specious to ascribe to him the grand moment. Besides, I like Nick’s commentary even better.

Reserving judgments is a matter of infinite hope.

And lest I appear too sappy, I like almost equally as much, his tongue in cheek observation on the risk of applying such a grand and glorious ideal, that it made him, the victim of not a few veteran bores.

I confess, I don’t really get the end, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly against the past. Oh, I get how it may apply to Gatsby. Indeed, without searching for the exact quotation, Nick once said you can’t go back to the past, Gatsby rebuffed him and said of course you can or something very close to that. Gatsby was obsessed with a past that was vanished and determined to get back to it. In the end he failed of course. And as I said…No Hero, No hope.

I doubt this shall be MY number 1, when the list is done.

Film Renditions: 2000 A&E movie version of The Great Gatsby with Toby Stephens as Gatsby and Mira Sorvino as Daisy. Impressive casting and very true to the book. 2013 version with Leonardo Dicaprio as Gatsby and Toby Maguire as Nick. Nice casting, great wardrobe, pretty decent screen adaption, fairly true to the novel, but the soundtrack was ASTONISHINGLY HORRIBLE. I'm not quite hip enough to tell you what it was. It was rap, and/or hip hop, techno, stuff. Not period appropriate at all. It was truly baffling.


The Official List of the 100 Greatest Novels of All Time, henceforth to be known as My List.

Only the first 100 are the official Quest. The remainder were culled from various great novels lists, or reviews that made me want to read them. Novels I've finished and reviewed are hyperlinked in orange.

1. ★★★  The Great Gatsby     by F. Scott Fitzgerald  (1925)
2. ★★★½  Nineteen Eighty-Four     by George Orwell (1948)
3. ★★★  The Catcher in the Rye     by J. D. Salinger (1951)
4. ½  On the Road     by Jack Kerouac (1957)
5. ½  Ulysses     by James Joyce (1922)
6. ★★★½  Catch-22     by Joseph Heller (1961)
7. ★★★½  Animal Farm     by George Orwell (1946)
8. ★★★★★  The Grapes of Wrath     by John Steinbeck (1939)
9. ★★★  The Sound and the Fury     by William Faulkner (1929)
10. DNF  Lolita     by Vladimir Nabokov (1955)
10. ★★★★★  Lord of the Flies     by William Golding (1955)
11. ★★★★  Invisible Man     by Ralph Ellison (1952)
12. ★★½  The Sun Also Rises     by Ernest Hemingway (1926)
13. ★★½  To the Lighthouse     by Virginia Woolf (1927)
14. ★★★  As I Lay Dying     by William Faulkner (1930)
15. ★★★½  Brave New World     by Aldous Huxley (1932)
16. ★★★★★  The Lord of the Rings +The Hobbit     by J.R.R. Tolkien (1954)
17. ★★★½  Slaughterhouse-Five     by Kurt Vonnegut (1969)
18. ★★★★★  To Kill a Mockingbird     by Harper Lee (1960)
19. ★★★  A Clockwork Orange     by Anthony Burgess (1963)
20. ★★★  Heart of Darkness     by Joseph Conrad (1899)
21. ★★★½  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest     by Ken Kessey (1962)
22. ★★★★  Brideshead Revisited     by Evelyn Waugh (1946)
23. ★★★★  Atonement     by Ian McEwan (2002)
24. ★★★★  Blood Meridian     by Cormac McCarthy (1986)
25. ★★★  Don Quixote     by Miguel de Cervantes (1620)
26. ★★★★  The Brothers Karamazov     by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1880)
27. ★★★★  The Adventuresof Huckleberry Finn     by Mark Twain (1884)
28. ★★★★½  Anna Karenina     by Leo Tolstoy (1877)
29. ★★★★★  Gone With the Wind     by Margaret Mitchell (1936)
30. ★★★  Moby Dick     by Herman Melville (1851)
31. ★★★★½  Jane Eyre     by Charlotte Brontë (1847)
32. ★★★  Under the Volcano     by Malcolm Lowry (1947)
33. ★★★  Wuthering Heights     by Emily Brontë (1847)
34. ★★★★  The Heart is a Lonely Hunter     by Carson McCullers (1940)
35. ★★★½  Madame Bovary     by Gustave Flaubert (1856)
36. ★★★½  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man     by James Joyce (1916)
37. ★★★½  A Passage to India     by E. M. Forster (1924)
38. ★★★½  One Hundred Years of Solitude
                       by Gabriel Garcia Márquez (1970)
39. ★★★½  Absalom, Absalom!     by William Faulkner (1936)
40. ★★★★  The French Lieutenant's Woman     by John Fowles (1969)
41. ★★★½  Frankenstein     by Mary Shelley (1818)
42. ★★★½  I, Claudius     by Robert Graves (1934)
43. ★★★★  Pale Fire     by Vladimir Nabokov (1962)
44. ★★★★  Nostromo     by Joseph Conrad (1904)
45. ★★★★  Emma     by Jane Austen (1816)
46. ★★★½  The Trial     by Franz Kafka (1925)
47. DNF  Gravity's Rainbow     by Thomas Pynchon (1973)
47. ★★★½  The Moviegoer     by Walker Percy (1961)
48. ★★★★½  Dune     by Frank Herbert (1965)
49. ★★★★  The Adventures of Augie March     by Saul Bellow (1953)
50. ★★★★★  David Copperfield     by Charles Dickens (1850)
51. DNF  Tropic of Cancer     by Henry Miller (1934)
51. ★★★  The Big Sleep     by Raymond Chandler (1939)
52. ★★★½  Of Human Bondage      y W. Somerset Maugham (1915)
53. ★★★★  Death Comes for the Archbishop     by Willa Cather (1927)
54. ★★★★  Beloved     by Toni Morrison (1987)
55. ★★★  The Day of the Locust     by Nathanael West (1939)
56. ★★★½  Lucky Jim     by Kingsley Amis (1954)
57. ★★★★  The Call of the Wild     by Jack London (1903)
58. ★★★★  The Scarlet Letter     by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1850)
59. ★★★  Mrs. Dalloway     by Virginia Woolf (1925)
60. ★★★½  Light in August     by William Faulkner (1932)
61. ★★★½  The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie     by Muriel Spark (1961)
62. ★★★½  A Farewell to Arms     by Ernest Hemingway (1929)
63. ★★★★  American Pastoral     by Philip Roth (1997)
64. ★★★  A Bend in theRiver     by V. S. Naipaul (1979)
65. ★★  Money     by Martin Amis (1984)
66. ★★★★  The Sheltering Sky     by Paul Bowles (1949)
67. ★★★★  Tom Jones     by Henry Fielding (1749)
68. ★★★★½  Pride and Prejudice     by Jane Austen (1813)
69. ★★★★  War and Peace     by Leo Tolstoy (1869)
70. ★★★★★  The Count of Monte Cristo     by Alexandre Dumas (1844)
71. ★★  The Ambassadors     by Henry James (1903)
72. ★★★★  An AmericanTragedy     by Theodore Dreiser (1925)
73. ★★★★½  Atlas Shrugged     by Ayn Rand (1957)
74. ★★★★  Great Expectations     by Charles Dickens (1861)
75. ★★★½  The Fountainhead     by Ayn Rand (1943)
76. ★★½  The Wings of the Dove     by Henry James (1902)
77. ★★★★½  Les Misérables     by Victor Hugo (1862)
78. ★★★★  Crime and Punishment     by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1866)
79★★★½  The Heart of the Matter     by Graham Greene (1948)
80★★★½  Appointment in Samarra     by John O’Hara (1934)
81. ★★★★½  Vanity Fair by William Thackeray (1848)
82. ★★  The Golden Bowl     by Henry James (1904)
83★★★½  The Portrait of a Lady     by Henry James (1881)
84. Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne (1759)
85. A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh (1934)
86. All the King's Men by by Robert Penn Warren (1946)
87. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (1890)
88. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford (1915)
89. The Bridge of San Luis Rey by by Thornton Wilder (1927)
90. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (1956)
91. Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust (1931)
92. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal (1839)
93. Go Tell it on the Mountain by by James Baldwin (1953)
94. USA by John Dos Passos (1936)
95. Native Son by by Richard Wright (1940)
96. Deliverance by by James Dickey (1970)
97. The Stand by Stephen King (1978)
98. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (1869)
99. A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell (1951)
100. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams (1980)

The continuing lifetime list to be read, more or less, but not necessarily in this exact order.

Of Mice and Men     by  John Steinbeck
In Cold Blood     by  Truman Capote
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress     by  Robert Heinlein
The Idiot     by  Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Middlemarch     by  George Eliot
A Tale of Two Cities     by  Charles Dickens
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer     by  Mark Twain
Wise Blood     by  Flannery O'Connor
Breakfast at Tiffany's     by  Truman Capote
The Tale of Genji     by  Murasaki Shikibu
The Little Prince     by  Antoin de Saint-Exupéry
The Adventures of Oliver Twist     by  Charles Dickens
Portnoy's Complaint      by  Philip Roth
Jonathan Livingston Seagull     by  Richard Bach
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall     by Anne Bronte
Invisible Cities     by  Italo Calvino
A Prayer for Owen Meany      by  John Irving
Fahrenheit 451     by  Ray Bradbury
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle     by  Haruki Murakami
The Shadow of the Wind     by  Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Journey to the End of The Night     by  Louis-Ferdinand Céline
Barnaby Rudge     by  Charles Dickens
Lost Horizon     by  James Hilton
The Maltese Falcon     by  Dashiell Hammett
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk     by  Ben Fountain
Scoop     by  Evelyn Waugh
The Power and the Glory     by  Graham Greene
Dracula     by  Bram Stoker
Germinal     by  Émile Zola
JR     by  William Gaddis
Martin Chuzzlewit     by  Charles Dickens
Conversation in the Cathedral     by  Mario Vargas Llosa
A Place of Greater Safety     by  Hilary Mantel
Somersault     by  Kenzaburō Ōe
Dream of the Red Chamber     by  Cao Xueqin
Journey to the West     by  Wu Cheng'en
Romance of the Three Kingdoms     by  Guanzhong Luo
The Water Margin: Outlaws of the Marsh     by  Shi Naian
Little Dorrit     by  Charles Dickens
Lord Jim     by  Joseph Conrad
The Unbearable Lightness of Being     by  Milan Kundera
The Old Man and the Sea     by  Ernest Hemingway
The Plague     by  Albert Camus
The Trilogy     by  Samuel Beckett
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym     by  Edgar Allan Poe
A Christmas Carol     by  Charles Dickens
The Wapshot Chronicle     by  John Cheever
Never Let Me Go      by  Kazuo Ishiguro
Bonfire of the Vanities     by  Tom Wolfe
2001: A Space Odyssey     by  Arthur C. Clarke
Beauty and Sadness     by  Yasunari Kawabata
Love in the Time of Cholera     by  Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Dombey and Son     by  Charles Dickens
The History of Mr. Polly     by  H. G. Wells
Main Street     by  Sinclair Lewis
The Phantom of the Opera     by  Gaston Leroux
A Confederacy of Dunces     by  John Kennedy Toole
Waiting     by  Ha Jin
Wide Sargasso Sea     by  Jean Rhys
Cousin Bette     by  Honore De Balzac
The Sea, The Sea     by  Iris Murdoch
Midnight's Children      by  Salman Rushdie
The Pickwick Papers     by  Charles Dickens
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame     by  Victor Hugo
Treasure Island     by  Robert Louis Stevenson
Under the Net      by  Iris Murdoch
Hawaii     by  James A. Michener
The House of Mirth     by  Edith Wharton
Pilgrim's Progress      by  John Bunyan
Beau Geste     by  P. C. Wren
Our Mutual Friend     by  Charles Dickens
Doctor Faustus     by  Thomas Mann
The Universal Baseball Association     by  Robert Coover
The Magic Mountain     by  Thomas Mann
Lost Illusions     by  Honore De Balzac
Rabbit Series     by  John Updike
The World According to Garp     by  John Irving
Battlefield Earth     by  L. Ron Hubbard
Doctor Zhivago     by  Boris Pasternak
The Old Curiosity Shop     by  Charles Dickens
Chesapeake     by  James A. Michener
Finnegans Wake     by  James Joyce
Middlesex     by  Jeffrey Eugenides
Murder on the Orient Express     by  Agatha Christie
The Fortress of Solitude     by  Jonathan Lethem
Red Harvest      by  Dashiell Hammett
The Once and Future King     by  T. H. White
Bleak House     by  Charles Dickens
The Eustace Diamonds     by  Anthony Trollope
The Assistant     by  Bernard Malamud
The Bottle Factory Outing     by  Beryl Bainbridge
The House of the Seven Gables     by  Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Executioner's Song     by  Norman Mailer
Steppenwolf     by  Hermann Hesse
Lorna Doon     by  R. D. Blackmore
Nicholas Nickleby     by  Charles Dickens
The Moonstone     by  Wilkie Collins
True History of the Kelly Gang     by  Peter Carey
The Good Earth     by  Pearl S. Buck
A Room With a View     by  E. M. Forster
Hard Times     by  Charles Dickens
Waiting for the Barbarians     by  J. M. Coetzee
Rites of Passage     by  William Golding
Riders of the Purple Sage     by  Zane Grey
Hard Times     by  Charles Dickens
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha     by  Roddy Doyle
Nightmare Abbey      by  Thomas Love Peacock
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland      by  Lewis Carroll
Through the Looking Glass     by  Lewis Carroll
If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler     by  Italo Calvino
IT     by  Stephen King
Lanark      by  Alasdair Gray
The Man in the High Castle     by  Philip K. Dick
The Three Musketeers     by  Alexandre Dumas
The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters     by  Robert Lewis Taylor
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich     by  Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The Sirens of Titan     by  Kurt Vonnegut
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold      by  John le Carré
The Blind Assassin     by  Margaret Atwood
We Have Always Lived in the Castle     by  Shirley Jackson
Jude the Obscure     by  Thomas Hardy
Stranger in a Strange Land     by  Robert Heinlein
A Thousand Splendid Suns     by  Khaled Hosseini
A Town Like Alice     by  Nevil Shute
The Known World     by  Edward P. Jones
The Bean Trees     by  Barbara Kingsolver
My Antonia     by  Willa Cather
Sophie's Choice     by  William Styron
The Red Badge of Courage     by  Stephen Crane
Gilead     by  Marilynne Robinson
The Confessions of Nat Turner     by  William Styron
The Princess Bride     by  William Goldman
An Artist of the Floating World      by  Kazuo Ishiguro
Winnie the Pooh     by  A. A. Milne
The Crying of Lot 49      by  Thomas Pynchon
The Way We Live Now     by  Anthony Trollope
The Fixer     by  Bernard Malamud
Cat's Cradle     by  Kurt Vonnegut
The Magnificent Ambersons      by  Booth Tarkington
Foundation     by  Isaac Asimov
Andersonville     by  MacKinlay Kantor
Utopia     by  Thomas More
Chimera     by  John Barth
The Yearling     by  Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Mr. Sammler's Planet     by  Saul Bellow
The Color Purple     by  Alice Walker
A Visit From The Goon Squad     by  Jennifer Egan
House Made of Dawn     by  N. Scott Momaday
The Sense of an Ending     by  Julian Barnes
A Thousand Acres     by  Jane Smiley
The Razor's Edge     by  W. Somerset Maugham
Daniel Deronda      by  George Eliot
Simplicius Simplicissimus     by  Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen
Sabbath's Theater     by  Philip Roth
Independence Day     by  Richard Ford
The Mayor of Casterbridge     by  Thomas Hardy
Tender Is the Night     by  F. Scott Fitzgerald
Cloud Atlas     by  David Mitchell
The Siege of Krishnapur     by  J. G. Farrell
The Orphan Master's Son     by  Adam Johnson
The Optimist's Daughter     by  Eudora Welty
The War of the End of the World     by  Mario Vargas Llosa
Uncle Tom's Cabin     by  Harriet Beecher Stowe
Barabbas     by  Par Legarkvist
World's Fair     by  E. L. Doctorow
2666     by  Roberto Bolano
The Hours     by  Michael Cunningham
The Sound of the Mountain     by  Yasunari Kawabata
Woodcutters     by  Thomas Bernhard
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde     by  Robert Louis Stevenson
The House of the Spirits     by  Isabel Allende
The Ghost Road     by  Pat Barker
The Prince and the Pauper     by  Mark Twain
Three Men in a Boat     by  Jerome K. Jerome
Empire Falls     by  Richard Russo
Horseman, Pass By     by  Larry McMurtry
So Big     by  Edna Ferber
The Breakfast of Champions     by  Kurt Vonnegut
Moonheart     by  Charles de Lint
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn     by  Betty Smith
All the Pretty Horses     by  Cormac McCarthy
The Able McLaughlins     by  Margaret Wilson
Underworld     by  Don DeLillo
The Book Thief     by  Markus Zusak
The Killer Angels     by  Michael Shaara
Cry, the Beloved Country     by  Alan Paton
Alice Adams     by  Booth Tarkington
The Edge of Sadness     by  Edwin O'Connor
Offshore     by  Penelope Fitzgerald
His Family     by  Ernest Poole
The Wind in the Willows     by  Kenneth Grahame
The Gambler     by  Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Custom of the Country     by  Edith Wharton
Foreign Affairs     by  Alison Lurie
In This Our Life     by  Ellen Glasgow
War of the Worlds     by H. G. Wells
Lamb in His Bosom     by  Caroline Miller
A Wizard of Earthsea     by  Ursula K. Le Guin
Someplace to be Flying     by  Charles de Lint
A Bell for Adano     by  John Hersey
Foucault's Pendulum     by  Umberto Eco
Charlotte’s Web     by E. B. White
The Joy Luck Club     by  Amy Tan
The Sorrows of Young Werther     by  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The English Teacher     by  R. K. Narayan
Growth of the Soil     by  Knut Hamsun
Dragon's Teeth     by  Upton Sinclair
The Covenant     by  James Michener
Years of Grace     by  Margaret Ayer Barnes
At the Mountain of Madness     by  H. P. Lovecraft
March     by  Geraldine Brooks
The Secret Agent     by  Joseph Conrad
The Sea     by  John Banville
One of Ours     by  Willa Cather
The Red and the Black     by  Stendhal
One Lonely Night     by  Mickey Spillane
Breathing Lessons     by  Anne Tyler
The Stranger      by  Albert Camus
Gulliver’s Travels     by  Jonathan Swift
Daphnis and Choloe     by  Longus
The Golden Ass     by  Apuleius
The Way West     by  A. B. Guthrie, Jr.
Now in November     by  Josephine Winslow Johnson
Candide     by  Voltaire
Honey in the Horn     by  Harold L. Davis
And Where Were You, Adam?     by  Heinrich Böll
The Town     by  Conrad Richter
A Summons to Memphis     by  Peter Taylor
Dead Souls     by  Nikolai Gogol
Ivanhoe     by  Sir Walter Scott
The Store     by  Thomas Sigismund Stribling
Journey in the Dark     by  Martin Flavin
The Metamorphosis     by  Franz Kafka
The Narrow Road to the Deep North     by  Richard Flanagan
The Goldfinch     by  Donna Tartt
Anne of Green Gables     by  Lucy Maud Montgomery
For Whom the Bell Tolls     by  Ernest Hemingway
Early Autumn     by  Louis Bromfield
The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love     by  Oscar Hijuelos
Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer     by  Steven Millhauser
Olive Kitteridge     by  Elizabeth Strout
Gargantua and Pantagruel     by  Francois Rabelais
The Caine Mutiny     by  Herman Wouk
American Psycho     by  Bret Easton Ellis
Party Going     by  Henry Green
Things Fall Apart     by  Chinua Achebe
Casino Royale     by  Ian Fleming
The Hunger Games     by  Suzanne Collins
A Tale of Love and Darkness     by  Amos Oz
The Tin Drum     by  Günter Grass
A Game of Thrones     by  George R. R. Martin
Killshot     by  Elmore Leonard
The Beautiful and Damned      by  F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Code of the Woosters     by  P. G. Wodehouse
The Possessed     by  Fyodor Dostoyevsky
World's End     by  T. C. Boyle
Half of a Yellow Sun     by  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
At Play in the Fields of the Lord     by  Peter Matthiessen
The Master and Margarita     by  Mikhail Bulgakov
Little House on the Prairie     by  Laura Ingalls Wilder
Einstein's Dreams     by  Alan Lightman
Roots     by  Alex Haley
The Castle     by  Franz Kafka
The Godfather     by  Mario Puzo
Le Pére Goriot     by  Honore De Balzac
The Bastard of Istanbul     by  Elif Shafak
Amerika     by  Franz Kafka
Robinson Crusoe     by  Daniel Defoe
An Accidental Man     by  Iris Murdoch
Cities of the Red Night     by  William S. Burroughs
Fathers and Sons     by  Ivan Turgenev
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe     by  Carson McCullers
Farewell, My Lovely     by  Raymond Chandler
Decameron     by  Giovanni Boccaccio
Vile Bodies     by  Evelyn Waugh
Blood Oranges     by  John Hawkes
A Sentimental Education     by  Gustave Flaubert
Raise High the Roof Beam     by  J. D. Salinger
Chronicle of a Death Foretold     by  Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Dangerous Liaison     by  Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
Life After Life     by  Kate Atkinson
The Bonesetter's Daughter     by  Amy Tan
The Age of Innocence     by  Edith Wharton
O Pioneers!     by  Willa Cather
Where Angels Fear to Tread     by  E. M. Forster
Buddenbrooks     by  Thomas Mann
A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning     by  Lemony Snicket
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time     by  Mark Haddon
Sons and Lovers     by  D. H. Lawrence
The Fountains of Neptune     by  Rikki Ducornet
The Franchiser     by  Stanley Elkin
Their Eyes Were Watching God     by  Zora Neale Hurston
them     by  Joyce Carol Oates
The General of the Dead Army     by  Ismail Kadare
The Children of Dynmouth     by  William Trevor
The Hand That First Held Mine     by  Maggie O'Farrell
My Cousin Rachel     by  Daphne du Maurier
Taras Bulba     by  Nicolai Gogol
The Rainbow     by  D. H. Lawrence
Harry Potter series     by  J. K. Rowling
Ender's Game     by  Orson Scott Card
The Corrections     by  Jonathan Franzen
A Wild Sheep Chase     by  Haruki Murakami
The Recognitions      by  William Gaddis
Watership Down     by  Richard Adams
The Handmaid's Tale     by  Margaret Atwood
Tess of the d'Urbervilles     by  Thomas Hardy
The Magus     by  John Fowles
Pedro Paramo     by  Juan Rulfo
A House for Mr. Biswas      by  V. S. Naipaul
Kim     by  Rudyard Kipling
Herzog      by  Saul Bellow
Berlin Alexanderplatz     by  Alfred Döblin
At Swim Two-Birds     by  Flann O'Brien
Redeployment     by  Phil Klay
Sprawl Trilogy     by  William Gibson
The Death of the Heart      by  Elizabeth Bowen
Housekeeping     by  Marilynne Robinson
Ragtime     by  E. L. Doctorow
Independent People     by  Halldor Laxness
Infinite Jest      by  David Foster Wallace
Manon Lescaut     by  Abbe Prevost
Loving     by  Henry Green
The Good Soldier Svejk     by  Jaroslav Hašek
Carmen     by  Prosper Mérimée
If Not Now, When?     by  Primo Levi
Fortune Smiles     by  Adam Johnson
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea     by  Jules Verne
Clarissa     by  Samuel Richardson
The Book of Disquiet     by  Fernando Pessoa
Anthem     by  Ayn Rand
Hunger     by  Knut Hamsun
Orlando: A Biography     by  Virginia Woolf
Darkness at Noon     by  Arthur Koestler
Eugenie Grandet     by  Honore De Balzac
We the Living     by  Ayn Rand
Mission Earth     by  L. Ron Hubbard
Fear     by  L. Ron Hubbard
Confessions of Zeno     by  Italo Svevo
The Man Who Loved Children      by  Christina Stead
The Berlin Stories     by  Christopher Isherwood
Black Sheep     by  Georgette Heyer
The Temple of the Golden Pavilion     by  Yukio Mishima
The Princess of Cleves     by  Madame de La Fayette
The Way of All Flesh     by  Samuel Butler
The Underground Railroad     by  Colson Whitehead
The Wind on the Moon     by  Eric Linklater
Sybil: Or The Two Nations     by  Benjamin Disraeli
All Quiet on the Western Front     by  Erich Maria Remarque
The Dog     by  Kerstin Ekman
Memoirs of Hadrian     by  Marguerite Yourcenar
Call It Sleep     by  Henry Roth
The Sleepwalkers     by  Hermann Broch
Henderson The Rain King     by  Saul Bellow
The Lost Steps     by  Alejo Carpentier
The Woman in White     by  Wilkie Collins
Zorba the Greek     by  Nikos Kazantzakis
Nausea     by  Jean-Paul Sartre
Shane     by  Jack Schaefer
East of Eden     by  John Steinbeck
The Makioka Sisters     by  Tanizaki Jun’ichirō
The Waves     by  Virginia Woolf
Trustee from the Toolroom     by  Nevil Shute
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay     by  Michael Chabon
A Death in the Family      by  James Agee
The Long Goodbye     by  Raymond Chandler
The Mists of Avalon     by  Marion Zimmer Bradley
Look Homeward, Angel     by  Thomas Wolfe
Death in Venice     by  Thomas Mann
Studs Lonigan Trilogy     by  James T. Farrell
The Seven Madmen     by  Roberto Arlt
Dog Soldiers      by  Robert Stone
If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem     by  William Faulkner
Falconer     by  John Cheever
A Wrinkle In Time     by  Madeleine L'Engle
The Worm Ouroboros     by  E. R. Eddison
Jakob Von Gunten     by  Robert Walser
Sister Carrie     by  Theodore Dreiser
The Golden Notebook     by  Doris Lessing
The Diary of a Nobody     by  George & Weedon Grossmith
The Kite Runner     by  Khaled Hosseini
Some Prefer Nettles     by  Junichiro Tanizaki
Riddle of the Sands     by  Erskine Childers
The Devil to Pay in the Backlands     by  Joao Guimaraes Rosa
Howard's End     by  E. M. Forster
Silas Marner     by  George Eliot
Oblomov     by  Ivan Goncharov
The Maias: Episodes from Romantic Life     by  Eça de Queirós
The Deptford Trilogy     by  Robertson Davies
Jacques the Fatalist and His Master     by  Denis Diderot
The Jungle     by  Upton Sinclair
The Thirty-Nine Steps     by  John Buchan
So Long, See You Tomorrow     by  William Maxwell
Point Counter Point     by  Aldous Huxley
Yarrow     by  Charles de Lint
The Intuitionist     by  Colson Whitehead
The Time Machine     by  H. G. Wells
Cold Mountain     by  Charles Frazier
Adolphe     by  Benjamin Constant
Memory and Dream     by  Charles de Lint
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress     by  Dai Sijie
The Day of the Jackal     by  Frederick Forsyth
Women in Love     by  D. H. Lawrence
I'm Not Stiller     by  Max Frisch
The American     by  Henry James
Trader     by  Charles de Lint
Death of Virgil     by  Hermann Broch
The Naked and the Dead     by  Norman Mailer
His Dark Materials Trilogy     by  Philip Pullman
Norwegian Wood     by  Haruki Murakami
Effi Briest     by  Theodor Fontane
The Mill on the Floss     by  George Eliot
Miss Lonelyhearts      by  Nathanael West
History     by  Elsa Morante
The Time Traveler's Wife     by  Audrey Niffenegger
Ethan Frome     by  Edith Wharton
Little, Big     by  John Crowley
On the Beach     by  Nevil Shute
The Da Vinci Code     by  Dan Brown
The Pursuit Of Love     by  Nancy Mitford
Hopscotch     by  Julio Cortázar
Parade's End     by  Ford Madox Ford
Dissolution: A Shardlake Novel     by  C. J. Sansom
Greenmantle     by  Charles de Lint
We     by  Yevgeny Zamyatin
The Road     by  Cormac McCarthy
Zuleika Dobson     by  Max Beerbohm
The Plum in the Golden Vase     by  Anonymous
Love Medicine     by  Louise Erdrich
American Gods     by  Neil Gaiman
The Little Country     by  Charles de Lint
From Here to Eternity      by  James Jones
Going After Cacciato     by  Tim O'Brien
Starship Troopers     by  Robert Heinlein
La Regenta     by  Clarín
The Garlic Ballads     by  Mo Yan
The Shipyard     by  Juan Carlos Onetti
The Marriage Of Cadmus And Harmony     by  Roberto Calasso
The Remains of the Day     by  Kazuo Ishiguro
Ray     by  Barry Hannah
Life of Pi     by  Yann Martel
The Last of the Mohicans     by  James Fenimore Cooper
Something Wicked This Way Comes     by  Ray Bradbury
Memoirs of a Geisha     by  Arthur Golden
Mr. American     by  George MacDonald Fraser
The Haunting of Hill House      by  Shirley Jackson
The Deceivers     by  John Masters
Ferdydurke     by  Witold Gombrowicz
The Quiet American      by  Graham Greene
The Awakening     by  Kate Chopin
The Painted Bird      by  Jerzy Kosinski
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao     by  Junot Diaz
Jazz     by  Toni Morrison
Ben-Hur     by  Lew Wallace
Man's Fate     by  Andre Malraux
The Alexandria Quartet     by  Lawrence Durrell
Notes from the Underground     by  Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Wood Wife     by  Terri Windling
Play It As It Lays      by  Joan Didion
Shogun     by  James Clavell
A High Wind in Jamaica     by  Richard Hughes
The Door Into Summer     by  Robert Heinlein
Thousand Cranes     by  Yasunari Kawabata
Possession      by  A. S. Byatt
A Suitable Boy     by  Vikram Seth
Thérèse Raquin     by  Émile Zola
Rebecca     by  Daphne du Maurier
Petersburg     by  Andrei Bely
The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas     by  Machado de Assis
Fortunata and Jacinta     by  Benito Pérez Galdós
Blindness     by  José Saramago
Fight Club     by  Chuck Palahniuk
The Tartar Steppe     by  Dino Buzzati
The Betrothed     by  Alessandro Manzoni
Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont     by  Elizabeth Taylor
A Hero of Our Time     by  Mikhail Lermontov
Moll Flanders     by  Daniel Defoe
My Name is Red     by  Orhan Pamuk
Kokoro     by  Sōseki Natsume
Mating     by  Norman Rush
Season of Migration to the North     by  Al-Tayyib Salih
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy     by  John le Carré
Children of Gebelawi     by  Naguib Mahfouz
Arrowsmith     by  Sinclair Lewis
Watt     by  Samuel Beckett
The Turn of the Screw     by  Henry James
Persuasion     by  Jane Austen
The English Patient     by  Michael Ondaatje
Song of Solomon     by  Toni Morrison
Snow Country     by  Yasunari Kawabata
Dom Casmurro     by  Machado de Assis
Under Satan's Sun     by  Georges Bernanos
Revolutionary Road     by  Richard Yates
Friday, or, the Other Island     by  Michel Tournier
The Secret History     by  Donna Tartt
The Hunt for Red October     by  Tom Clancy
Angle of Repose     by  Wallace Stegner
The Name of the Rose     by  Umberto Eco
Cold Nights     by  Ba Jin
A Separate Peace     by  John Knowles
The Shipping News     by  E. Annie Proulx
The Fall     by  Albert Camus
The Reivers     by  William Faulkner
The Moon and the Bonfires     by  Cesare Pavese
Snow Crash      by  Neal Stephenson
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd     by  Agatha Christie
The Puppet Masters     by  Robert Heinlein
The Sot-Weed Factor      by  John Barth
Betrayed by Rita Hayworth     by  Manuel Puig
The Woman in the Dunes     by  Kobo Abé
The Crossing     by  Cormac McCarthy
Daisy Miller     by  Henry James
The Transit of Venus     by  Shirley Hazzard
V     by  Thomas Pynchon
The Sportswriter      by  Richard Ford
A Lost Lady     by  Willa Cather
The Hamlet     by  William Faulkner
Journey by Moonlight     by  Antal Szerb
The Return of the Native     by  Thomas Hardy
Double Star     by  Robert Heinlein
Los lanzallamas     by  Roberto Arlt
The New York Trilogy     by  Paul Auster
Celestina     by  Fernando de Rojas
Humboldt's Gift     by  Saul Bellow
Europe Central     by  William T. Vollmann
Three Trapped Tigers     by  Guillermo Cabrera Infante
The Old Wives' Tale     by  Arnold Bennett
The Forsyte Saga     by  John Galsworthy
Smilla's Sense of Snow     by  Peter Høeg
The Sorrow Of War     by  Bao Ninh
Death on Credit     by  Louis-Ferdinand Céline
Citzen of the Galaxy     by  Robert Heinlein
Tarzan of the Apes     by  Edgar Rice Burroughs
Memed, My Hawk     by  Yaşar Kemal
Nero Wolfe     by  Rex Stout
Schindler's List     by  Thomas Keneally
The Hunting Gun     by  Yasushi Inoue
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell     by  Susanna Clarke
Mrs. Bridge     by  Evan S. Connell
The Alchemist     by  Paulo Coelho
The Death of Ivan Ilyich     by  Leo Tolstoy
Mr Bridge     by  Evan S. Connell
Freedom     by  Jonathan Franzen
Tobacco Road     by  Erskine Caldwell
The Thorn Birds     by  Colleen McCullough
The Bell Jar     by  Sylvia Plath
Oscar and Lucinda     by  Peter Carey
Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter     by  Mario Vargas Llosa
The Kreutzer Sonata     by  Leo Tolstoy
The Box Man     by  Kobo Abé
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis     by  Giorgio Bassani
Ironweed     by  William Kennedy
The Time of the Hero     by  Mario Vargas Llosa
A Mortal Spring     by  Francisco Umbral
The Man with the Golden Arm     by  Nelson Algren
The Shadow Line     by  Joseph Conrad
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting      by  Milan Kundera
Peter and Wendy     by  J. M. Barrie
Sometimes a Great Notion     by  Ken Kesey
Sanctuary     by  William Faulkner
Demian     by  Hermann Hesse
Ubik     by  Philip K. Dick
Haroun and the Sea of Stories     by  Salman Rushdie
The Diary of a Country Priest     by  Georges Bernanos
The God of Small Things     by  Arundhati Roy
The Lover     by  Marguerite Duras
South of the Border, West of the Sun     by  Haruki Murakami
The Fault in Our Stars     by  John Green
Siddhartha     by  Hermann Hesse
Sophie's World     by  Jostein Gaarder
L.A. Confidential      by  James Ellroy
The Spoils of Poynton     by  Henry James
Mulengro     by  Charles de Lint
Wise Children     by  Angela Carter
And Then There Were None     by  Agatha Christie
Suttree     by  Cormac McCarthy
Brighton Rock     by  Graham Greene
Mythago Wood     by  Robert Holdstock
White Noise      by  Don DeLillo
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World     by  Haruki Murakami
The Postman Always Rings Twice     by  James M. Cain
Illusions     by  Richard Bach
Billy Budd     by  Herman Melville
The Poisonwood Bible     by  Barbara Kingsolver
White Teeth      by  Zadie Smith
VALIS     by  Philip K. Dick
Hotel du Lac     by  Anita Brookner
The Cunning Man     by  Robertson Davies
Babbitt     by  Sinclair Lewis
Austerlitz      by  W. G. Sebald
The Unconsoled     by  Kazuo Ishiguro
The Day of the Triffids     by  John Wyndham
Satanic Verses     by  Salman Rushdie
The Leopard     by  Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
The Talented Mr. Ripley     by  Patricia Highsmith
The Black Swan     by  Thomas Mann
Life, a User's Manual     by  Georges Perec
The End of the Affair     by  Graham Greene
A Personal Matter     by  Kenzaburō Ōe
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?     by  Philip K. Dick
White Fang     by  Jack London
Black Beauty     by  Anna Sewell
The Famished Road     by  Ben Okri
Interview with the Vampire     by  Anne Rice
Wolf Hall     by  Hilary Mantel
Captain Hornblower R.N. Trilogy     by  C. S. Forester
Salvage the Bones     by  Jesmyn Ward
War Trash     by  Ha Jin
Legends of The Fall     by  Jim Harrison
Life & Times of Michael K     by  J. M. Coetzee
Tree of Smoke     by  Denis Johnson
The Monkey Wrench Gang     by  Edward Abbey
The Bone People     by  Keri Hulme
A Fable     by  William Faulkner
Morte D'Urban     by  J. F. Powers
The Great Fire     by  Shirley Hazzard
The Fortunes Of Richard Mahony     by  Henry Handel Richardson
The Czar's Madman     by  Jaan Kross
Last Orders     by  Graham Swift
Death of a Lake     by  Arthur W. Upfield
The Go-Between     by  L. P. Hartley
The Richard Trilogy     by  Paul Horgan
The Bone is Pointed     by  Arthur W. Upfield
How Green Was My Valley     by  Richard Llewellyn
The Beast in the Jungle     by  Henry James
The Poorhouse Fair     by  John Updike
Let the Great World Spin     by  Colum McCann
Another Country     by  James Baldwin
Amelia     by  Henry Fielding
Bring Up the Bodies     by  Hilary Mantel
Of Time and the River     by  Thomas Wolfe
Monsignor Quixote     by  Graham Greene
Mysteries     by  Knut Hamsun
The White Tiger     by  Aravind Adiga
The Blithedale Romance     by  Nathaniel Hawthorne
A Frolic of His Own     by  William Gaddis
The Inheritance of Loss     by  Kiran Desai
The Shining     by  Stephen King
In America     by  Susan Sontag
The Left Hand Of Darkness     by  Ursula K. Le Guin
The Gathering     by  Anne Enright
Murphy     by  Samuel Beckett
Paris Trout     by  Pete Dexter
How Late It Was, How Late     by  James Kelman
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant     by  Anne Tyler
Shadow Country     by  Peter Matthiessen
The Death of Artemio Cruz     by  Carlos Fuentes
Holiday     by  Stanley Middleton
Kristin Lavransdatter     by  Sigrid Undset
The Spectator Bird     by  Wallace Stegner
The Wanderer     by  Henri Alain-Fournier
Bridget Jones's Diary     by  Helen Fielding
The Black Prince     by  Iris Murdoch
Paco's Story     by  Larry Heinemann
Zazie in the Metro     by  Raymond Queneau
The Savage Detectives     by  Roberto Bolano
Something to Answer For     by  P. H. Newby
Bonjour Tristesse     by  Francoise Sagan
Manhattan Transfer     by  John Dos Passos
The Field of Vision     by  Wright Morris
The Elected Member     by  Bernice Rubens
The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge     by  Rainer Maria Rilke
The Human Stain     by  Philip Roth
The Round House     by  Louise Erdrich
Sacred Hunger     by  Barry Unsworth
Spartina     by  John Casey
The Conservationist     by  Nadine Gordimer
Steps     by  Jerzy Kosinski
The Half Brother     by  Lars Saabye Christensen
The Luminaries     by  Eleanor Catton
Ten North Frederick     by  John O'Hara
Memoirs of a Good for Nothing     by  Joseph von Eichendorff
Saville     by  David Storey
The Seventh Cross     by  Anna Seghers
Charming Billy     by  Alice McDermott
First Circle     by  Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The Old Devils     by  Kingsley Amis
The Three-Arched Bridge     by  Ismail Kadare
The Echo Maker     by  Richard Powers
Vendor Of Sweeets     by  R. K. Narayan
Vernon God Little     by  DBC Pierre
The Gift     by  Vladimir Nabokov
The Good Lord Bird     by  James McBride
Jealousy     by  Alain Robbe-Grillet
The Finkler Question     by  Howard Jacobson
The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr     by  E.T.A. Hoffmann
Siebenkäs     by  Jean Paul
Blood Tie     by  Mary Lee Settle
Der Nachsommer     by  Adalbert Stifter
Cancer Ward     by  Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The Skeleton     by  Amrita Pritam
The Waters of Kronos     by  Conrad Richter
Count Julian     by  Juan Goytisolo
Staying On     by  Paul Scott
The Hair of Harold Roux     by  Thomas Williams
First Love     by  Ivan Turgenev
Moon Tiger     by  Penelope Lively
The Royal Physician's Visit     by  Per Olov Enquist
Embers     by  Sandor Marai
The Centaur     by  John Updike
G.     by  John Berger
Identity     by  Milan Kundera
Middle Passage     by  Charles R. Johnson
Heat and Dust     by  Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
The Burn     by  Vassily Aksyonov
Three Junes     by  Julia Glass
In a Free State     by  V. S. Naipaul
Life and Fate     by  Vasily Grossman
Burmese Days     by  George Orwell
The News from Paraguay     by  Lily Tuck
Amsterdam     by  Ian McEwan
Elective Affinities     by  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Plains Song     by  Wright Morris
August 1914     by  Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Disgrace     by  J. M. Coetzee
Green Henry     by  Gottfried Keller
Soul Mountain     by  Xingjian Gao
The Rings of Saturn     by  W. G. Sebald
A Brief History of Seven Killings     by  Marlon James
Sweet Days of Discipline     by  Fleur Jaeggy
The Years with Laura Diaz     by  Carlos Fuentes
The Sellout     by  Paul Beatty
My City: A Hong Kong Story     by  Xi Xi
The Stone Raft     by  José Saramago
Troubles     by  J. G. Farrell
Antiworlds     by  Andrey Voznesensky
Radetzky March     by  Joseph Roth
Les Enfants Terribles     by  Jean Cocteau
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer     by  Patrick Suskind
The Stechlin     by  Theodor Fontane
Fatelessness     by  Imre Kertész
The Reader     by  Bernhard Schlink
Bel Canto     by  Ann Patchett
A Fine Balance     by  Rohinton Mistry
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood     by  Howard Pyle
Master and Commander     by  Patrick O'Brian
Correction     by  Thomas Bernhard
The Accidental Tourist     by  Anne Tyler
Snow Falling on Cedars     by  David Guterson
Pigs in Heaven     by  Barbara Kingsolver
Cold Comfort Farm     by  Stella Gibbons
The Chronicles of Barsetshire     by  Anthony Trollope
Red Dragon     by  Thomas Harris
The Warlord of Mars     by  Edgar Rice Burroughs
Swallows and Amazons     by  Arthur Ransome
The Moon is Down     by  John Steinbeck
Kidnapped     by  Robert Louis Stevenson
The Cloister and the Hearth     by  Charles Reade
The Plantagenet Saga     by  Jean Plaidy
The Scarlet Plague     by  Jack London
The Island Within     by  Ludwig Lewisohn
Gone Girl     by  Gillian Flynn
Miss Susie Slagle's     by  Augusta Tucker
The Ballad of Peckham Rye     by  Muriel Spark
Nectar in a Sieve     by  Kamala Markandaya
The Chaneysville Incident     by  David Bradley
The Hour of the Star     by  Clarice Lispector
Mumbo Jumbo     by  Ishmael Reed
The Shell Seekers     by  Rosamunde Pilcher
What Is the What     by  Dave Eggers
Baudolino     by  Umberto Eco
The Manuscript Found in Saragossa     by  Jan Potocki
Eugene Onegin     by  Alexander Pushkin
Mason & Dixon     by  Thomas Pynchon
The Discovery of Heaven     by  Harry Mulisch
The Baron in the Trees     by  Italo Calvino
The Days of His Grace     by  Eyvind Johnson
The Road to Klockrike     by  Harry Martinson
Hemsöborna     by  August Strindberg
Stockholm series     by  Per Anders Fogelström
House with the Blind Glass Windows     by  Herbjørg Wassmo
The Women's Room     by  Marilyn French
The Bells of Bicêtre     by  Georges Simenon
Flowering Nettle     by  Harry Martinson
Barefoot     by  Zaharia Stancu
The Unknown Soldier     by  Väinö Linna
The Serious Game     by  Hjalmar Söderberg
The Red Room     by  August Strindberg
The Dwarf     by  Par Lagerkvist
The Emigrants     by  Vilhelm Moberg
Doctor Glas     by  Hjalmar Söderberg
Second-class Citizen     by  Buchi Emecheta
The Queen's Tiara     by  Carl Jonas Love Almquist
After the Flood     by  P. C. Jersild
Kallocain     by  Karin Boye
The Long Ships     by  Frans G. Bengtsson
Simon and the Oaks     by  Marianne Fredriksson
The Christmas Oratorio     by  Göran Tunström
The Alberta Trilogy     by  Cora Sandel
They Burn the Thistles     by  Yaşar Kemal
The Emperor of Portugallia     by  Selma Lagerlöf
The Werewolf     by  Aksel Sandemose
Bathsheba     by  Torgny Lindgren
The Prince of Tides     by  Pat Conroy
Wonder Boys     by  Michael Chabon
The Man Who Was Thursday     by  G. K. Chesterton
Cold Sassy Tree     by  Olive Ann Burns
High Fidelity     by  Nick Hornby
Flicker     by  Theodore Roszak
The Storyteller     by  Mario Vargas Llosa
Time and Again     by  Jack Finney
The Green Knight     by  Iris Murdoch
A Severed Head     by  Iris Murdoch
The Remorseful Day     by  Colin Dexter
Living     by  Henry Green
The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter's Tale     by  Robert Louis Stevenson
The Hearts and Lives of Men     by  Fay Weldon
The Real Life of Sebastian Knight     by  Vladimir Nabokov
Water Music     by  T. C. Boyle
Nights At The Circus     by  Angela Carter
The Unicorn     by  Iris Murdoch
The African Child     by  Camara Laye
Kaputt     by  Curzio Malaparte
Blindness     by  Henry Green
Cutting for Stone     by  Abraham Verghese
The Book of the New Sun     by  Gene Wolfe
The Horse's Mouth     by  Joyce Cary
Earth Abides     by  George Rippey Stewart
Cities of Salt     by  Abdelrahman Munif
Waverley     by  Sir Walter Scott
The Van     by  Roddy Doyle
House of Leaves     by  Mark Z. Danielewski
Benito Cereno     by  Herman Melville
The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes and of His Fortunes and Adversties     by  Unknown
Cheri     by  Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
The Voyage Out     by  Virginia Woolf
The Pioneers     by  James Fenimore Cooper
In Watermelon Sugar     by  Richard Brautigan
Resurrection     by  Leo Tolstoy
Penguin Island     by  Anatole France
New Atlantis     by  Francis Bacon
Devil in a Blue Dress     by  Walter Mosley
The Giver     by  Lois Lowry
Out Stealing Horses     by  Per Petterson
The Beautyful Ones are Not Yet Born     by  Ayi K. Armah
Everything Is Illuminated     by  Jonathan Safran Foer
Kane and Abel     by  Jeffrey Archer
The Violent Bear It Away     by  Flannery O'Connor
Voss     by  Patrick White
Ellen Foster     by  Kaye Gibbons
London Fields     by  Martin Amis
War and Remembrance     by  Herman Wouk
Centennial     by  James A. Michener
Sula     by  Toni Morrison
Cider with Rosie     by  Laurie Lee
Augustus     by  John Edward Williams
Giants in the Earth     by  Ole Edvart Rolvaag
The Alienist     by  Caleb Carr
Talk Before Sleep     by  Elizabeth Berg
Corelli's Mandolin     by  Louis de Bernières
The Education of Little Tree     by  Forrest Carter
The Help     by  Kathryn Stockett
Birdsong     by  Sebastian Faulks
The Notebook     by  Agota Kristof
Like Water For Chocolate     by  Laura Esquivel
Wittgenstein's Mistress     by  David Markson
Bless Me, Ultima     by  Rudolfo Anaya
Moravagine     by  Blaise Cendrars
Froth on the daydream     by  Boris Vian
I Am Legend     by  Richard Matheson
Sea of Poppies     by  Amitav Ghosh
Under Western Eyes     by  Joseph Conrad
A New Life     by  Bernard Malamud
In the Time of the Butterflies     by  Julia Alvarez
Amongst Women     by  John McGahern
Mortals     by  Norman Rush
The Heather Blazing     by  Colm Tóibín
Gaudy Night     by  Dorothy L. Sayers
The Electric Michelangelo     by  Sarah Hall
The Rachel Papers     by  Martin Amis
Ghostwritten     by  David Mitchell
I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem     by  Maryse Condé
Distant Star     by  Roberto Bolano
American Genius: A Comedy     by  Lynne Tillman
The Elementary Particles     by  Michel Houellebecq
Stoner     by  John Edward Williams
A Violent Life     by  Pier Paolo Pasolini
The Daughter of Time     by  Josephine Tey
No Country for Old Men     by  Cormac McCarthy
A Spy In The House Of Love     by  Anaïs Nin
The Natural     by  Bernard Malamud
Cat's Eye     by  Margaret Atwood
Diamonds Are Forever     by  Ian Fleming
Eye Of The Needle     by  Ken Follett
She and Allan     by  H. Rider Haggard
Against Nature     by  Joris-Karl Huysmans
Junky     by  William S. Burroughs
Hangover Square: A Tale of Darkest Earl's Court     by  Patrick Hamilton
The Royal Game     by  Stefan Zweig
A Canticle for Leibowitz     by  Walter M. Miller
The Invisible Man     by  H. G. Wells
The Talisman     by  Sir Walter Scott
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions     by  Edwin A. Abbott
The Sea-Wolf     by  Jack London
Splendors and Miseries of Courtesans     by  Honore De Balzac
The Third Policeman     by  Flann O'Brien
The Palm-Wine Drinkard     by  Amos Tutola
Man in the Holocene     by  Max Frisch
Love in a Cold Climate     by  Nancy Mitford
Falling in Place     by  Ann Beattie
The Castle of Otranto: A Gothic Story     by  Horace Walpole
Professor Unrat     by  Heinrich Mann
Nog     by  Rudy Wurlitzer
The Feast of the Goat     by  Mario Vargas Llosa
Tragic Magic     by  Wesley Brown
The Pure and the Impure     by  Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
Searching for Caleb     by  Anne Tyler
Burr     by  Gore Vidal
The German Lesson     by  Siegfried Lenz
Shadows on the Hudson     by  Isaac Bashevis Singer
The Changeling     by  Joy Williams
The Lime Twig     by  John Hawkes
Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship     by  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Clown     by  Heinrich Böll
Betty Blue: The Story of a Passion     by  Philippe Djian
From Russia with Love     by  Ian Fleming
The Subterraneans     by  Jack Kerouac
The Maurizius Case     by  Jakob Wassermann
A Sorrow Beyond Dreams     by  Peter Handke
The Coup     by  John Updike
The New Sufferings of Young W     by  Ulrich Plenzdorf
The Power of One     by  Bryce Courtenay
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan     by  Lisa See
The Wife of Martin Guerre     by  Janet Lewis
Cannery Row     by  John Steinbeck
The Namesake     by  Jhumpa Lahiri
Going Native     by  Stephen Wright
Obasan     by  Joy Kogawa
Girl in Hyacinth Blue     by  Susan Vreeland
Far Tortuga     by  Peter Matthiessen
Good Omens     by  Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
The Iron Heel     by  Jack London
You Shall Know Our Velocity     by  Dave Eggers
Been Down So Long it Looks Like Up to Me     by  Richard Fariña
Dawn     by  Elie Wiesel
Dreaming in Cuban     by  Cristina García
Jayber Crow     by  Wendell Berry
Lonesome Dove     by  Larry McMurtry
Purple Hibiscus     by  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Ties That Bind, Ties That Break     by  Lensey Namioka
The Bostonians     by  Henry James
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency     by  Alexander McCall Smith
This Side of Paradise     by  F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Blue Sword     by  Robin McKinley
Affliction     by  Russell Banks
Crow Lake     by  Mary Lawson
The Wasp Factory     by  Iain Banks
A Dog's Purpose     by  W. Bruce Cameron
The Colour of Magic     by  Terry Pratchett
I Capture the Castle     by  Dodie Smith
Ecotopia     by  Ernest Callenbach
The Farming of Bones     by  Edwidge Danticat
The Physician     by  Noah Gordon
The House at Pooh Corner     by  A. A. Milne
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas     by  John Boyne
He, She and It     by  Marge Piercy
Trainspotting     by  Irvine Welsh
Bread Givers     by  Anzia Yezierska
Knots and Crosses     by  Ian Rankin
Valley of the Dolls     by  Jacqueline Susann
The Pearl     by  John Steinbeck
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo     by  Stieg Larsson
The Commitments     by  Roddy Doyle
The Bluest Eye     by  Toni Morrison
Nothing Like the Sun     by  Anthony Burgess
The Thinking Reed     by  Rebecca West
The Public Burning     by  Robert Coover
Beat the Devil     by  Claud Cockburn
The Indian Lawyer     by  James Welch
The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold     by  Evelyn Waugh
The Making of Americans     by  Gertrude Stein
Light Years     by  James Salter
The Nova Trilogy     by  William S. Burroughs
The Almanac of the Dead     by  Leslie Marmon Silko
A Mirror for Witches     by  Esther Forbes
The Slaves of Solitude     by  Patrick Hamilton
The Soul of Kindness     by  Elizabeth Taylor
Novel on Yellow Paper     by  Stevie Smith
Take It Or Leave It     by  Raymond Federman
A Feast of Snakes     by  Harry Crews
Less Than Angels     by  Barbara Pym
Vida     by  Marge Piercy
The Plot Against America     by  Philip Roth
Regeneration     by  Pat Barker
Animal Dreams     by  Barbara Kingsolver
The Mask of Dimitrios     by  Eric Ambler
Americanah     by  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
July's People     by  Nadine Gordimer
Julian     by  Gore Vidal
The Killer Inside Me     by  Jim Thompson
An American Dream     by  Norman Mailer
Lady into Fox     by  David Garnett
If He Hollers Let Him Go     by  Chester Himes
My Brilliant Friend     by  Elena Ferrante
Flaubert's Parrot     by  Julian Barnes
Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War     by  Karl Marlantes
Suite Française     by  Irène Némirovsky
The Clan of the Cave Bear     by  Jean M. Auel
The Last Good Kiss     by  James Crumley
The Radiant Way     by  Margaret Drabble
The Illustrious House of Ramires     by  Eça de Queirós
The Flight from the Enchanter     by  Iris Murdoch
Eustace and Hilda     by  L. P. Hartley
Tripmaster Monkey     by  Maxine Hong Kingston
The Horse Whisperer     by  Nicholas Evans
Gateway     by  Frederik Pohl
Machine Dreams     by  Jayne Anne Phillips
NW     by  Zadie Smith
Two Serious Ladies     by  Jane Bowles
The Dogs of March     by  Ernest Hebert
The Loser     by  Thomas Bernhard
The King Must Die     by  Mary Renault
Sleeping Beauty     by  Ross Macdonald
House Of Splendid Isolation     by  Edna O'Brien
Lucy     by  Jamaica Kincaid
Greenmantle     by  John Buchan
Hadrian the Seventh     by  Frederick Rolfe
New Grub Street     by  George Gissing
Joy in the Morning     by  P. G. Wodehouse
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes     by  Anita Loos
Winter's Tale     by  Mark Helprin
The Heat of the Day     by  Elizabeth Bowen
Lolly Willowes     by  Sylvia Townsend Warner
The Pillars Of The Earth     by  Ken Follett
Cranford     by  Elizabeth Gaskell
The Rifles     by  William T. Vollmann
Follow the River     by  James Alexander Thom
Dhalgren     by  Samuel R. Delany
The Jade Cabinet     by  Rikki Ducornet
Entering Fire     by  Rikki Ducornet
The Stain     by  Rikki Ducornet
Cane     by  Jean Toomer
Lookout cartridge     by  Joseph McElroy
Genoa: a telling of wonders     by  Paul C. Metcalf
The Glass Bead Game     by  Hermann Hesse
The Voyeur     by  Alain Robbe-Grillet
Double Or Nothing     by  Raymond Federman
The Cannibal     by  John Hawkes
The Secret Garden     by  Frances Hodgson Burnett
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry     by  Mildred D. Taylor
Busman's Honeymoon     by  Dorothy L. Sayers
The Counterlife     by  Philip Roth
Operation Shylock     by  Philip Roth
Always Coming Home     by  Ursula K. Le Guin
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood     by  Rebecca Wells
The Cairo Trilogy     by  Naguib Mahfouz
Riddley Walker     by  Russell Hoban
Checkerboard Trilogy     by  William Eastlake
A Patchwork Planet     by  Anne Tyler
Skinny Legs and All     by  Tom Robbins
Outlander     by  Diana Gabaldon
Tlooth     by  Harry Mathews
Waiting for the Mahatma     by  R. K. Narayan
Misery     by  Stephen King
Albany Cycle     by  William Kennedy
The Tunnel     by  William H. Gass
Omensetter's Luck     by  William H. Gass
Fried Green Tomatoes     by  Fannie Flagg
Tisha     by  Robert Specht
Darconville's Cat     by  Alexander Theroux
Up     by  Ronald Sukenick
Christy     by  Catherine Marshall
Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down     by  Ishmael Reed
You Bright and Risen Angels     by  William T. Vollmann
More Than Human     by  Theodore Sturgeon
Boy's Life     by  Robert R. McCammon
Mulligan Stew     by  Gilbert Sorrentino
Easy Travel to Other Planets     by  Ted Mooney
Home and the World     by  Rabindranath Tagore
Tours of the Black Clock     by  Steve Erickson
I, Robot     by  Isaac Asimov
Cities of the Plain     by  Cormac McCarthy
The Moor's Last Sigh     by  Salman Rushdie
Winter's Bone     by  Daniel Woodrell
The Dharma Bums     by  Jack Kerouac
Savages     by  Don Winslow
The Professional     by  W. C. Heinz
The Continental Op     by  Dashiell Hammett
Time's Arrow     by  Martin Amis
Plainsong     by  Kent Haruf
American Tabloid     by  James Ellroy
A Fan's Notes     by  Frederick Exley
Women     by  Charles Bukowski
The Stone Diaries     by  Carol Shields
Netherland     by  Joseph O'Neill
On Beauty     by  Zadie Smith
The Blue Flower     by  Penelope Fitzgerald
The Accidental     by  Ali Smith
Case Histories     by  Kate Atkinson
The Secret Scripture     by  Sebastian Barry
Clockers     by  Richard Price
Snow     by  Orhan Pamuk
Home     by  Marilynne Robinson
Fingersmith     by  Sarah Waters
A Lesson Before Dying     by  Ernest J. Gaines
Small Island     by  Andrea Levy
Billy Bathgate     by  E. L. Doctorow
Brooklyn     by  Colm Tóibín
The March     by  E. L. Doctorow
Ship of Fools     by  Katherine Anne Porter
Mystic River     by  Dennis Lehane
Black Water     by  Joyce Carol Oates
The Abyss     by  Marguerite Yourcenar
The Horseman on the Roof     by  Jean Giono
Belle du Seigneur     by  Albert Cohen
The Lovely Bones     by  Alice Sebold
Thérèse Desqueyroux     by  François Mauriac
Confusion     by  Stefan Zweig
The Eye in the Door     by  Pat Barker
The House on Mango Street     by  Sandra Cisneros
LaBrava     by  Elmore Leonard
le Silence de la Mer     by  Vercors
Thursbitch     by  Alan Garner
Eva Luna     by  Isabel Allende
The Joke     by  Milan Kundera
A Ghost at Noon     by  Alberto Moravia
The Ghost     by  Robert Harris
Aurélien     by  Louis Aragon
Waiting to Exhale     by  Terry McMillan
Youth     by  J. M. Coetzee
The Night Manager     by  John le Carré
If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things     by  Jon McGregor
Fleshmarket Close     by  Ian Rankin
The Children of Men     by  P. D. James
Drop City     by  T. C. Boyle
Martin Eden     by  Jack London
The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum     by  Heinrich Böll
The Opposing Shore     by  Julien Gracq
The Kindly Ones     by  Jonathan Littell
The Wonderful Adventures of Nils     by  Selma Lagerlöf
The Ravishing of Lol Stein     by  Marguerite Duras
The Interrogation     by  J. M. G. Le Clezio
The Damned Utd     by  David Peace
A Sight for Sore Eyes     by  Ruth Rendell
Bright Lights, Big City     by  Jay McInerney
The Emperor's Children     by  Claire Messud
Born Yesterday     by  Gordon Burn
The Strange Case of Peter the Lett     by  Georges Simenon
The Enchantress of Florence     by  Salman Rushdie
A Home at the End of the World     by  Michael Cunningham
The Ruins     by  Scott Smith
By the Lake     by  John McGahern
No Orchids for Miss Blandish     by  James Hadley Chase
Unless     by  Carol Shields
Second Thoughts     by  Michel Butor
Presumed Innocent     by  Scott Turow
The Last Gentleman     by  Walker Percy
The Carhullan Army     by  Sarah Hall
Kaaterskill Falls     by  Allegra Goodman
Practical Magic     by  Alice Hoffman
The Position     by  Meg Wolitzer
English Passengers     by  Matthew Kneale
The Destiny Waltz     by  Gerda Charles
The Terror     by  Dan Simmons
Saturday     by  Ian McEwan
Injury Time     by  Beryl Bainbridge
Ceremony     by  Leslie Marmon Silko
Speedboat     by  Renata Adler
Postcards     by  E. Annie Proulx
Behind of the Scenes at the Museum     by  Kate Atkinson
The Chymical Wedding     by  Lindsay Clarke
Kate Vaiden     by  Reynolds Price
Being Dead     by  Jim Crace
Philadelphia Fire     by  John Edgar Wideman
Music and Silence     by  Rose Tremain
The Chip Chip Gatherers     by  Shiva Naipaul
Seaview     by  Toby Olson
Swing Hammer Swing!     by  Jeff Torrington
Kruger's Alp     by  Christopher Hope
The Barracks Thief     by  Tobias Wolff
The Bird of Night     by  Susan Hill
Motherless Brooklyn     by  Jonathan Lethem
The Art of Fielding     by  Chad Harbach
The Bear Comes Home     by  Rafi Zabor
The Great Man     by  Kate Christensen
Everyman     by  Philip Roth
The Story Of Edgar Sawtelle     by  David Wroblewski
Home to Harlem     by  Claude McKay
Day     by  A. L. Kennedy
Spies     by  Michael Frayn
Soldiers in Hiding     by  Richard Wiley
Mao II     by  Don DeLillo
The Comforts of Madness     by  Paul Sayer
George Mills     by  Stanley Elkin
Mrs. Ted Bliss     by  Stanley Elkin
Felicia's Journey     by  William Trevor
Scarlet Sister Mary     by  Julia Peterkin
Hopeful Monsters     by  Nicholas Mosley
Geek Love     by  Katherine Dunn
The Flamethrowers     by  Rachel Kushner
Theory of War     by  Joan Brady
Restless     by  William Boyd
Sent for You Yesterday     by  John Edgar Wideman
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents     by  Julia Alvarez
Quarantine     by  Jim Crace
The Queen of the Tambourine     by  Jane Gardam
Brown Girl, Brownstones     by  Paule Marshall
Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man     by  James Weldon Johnson
Carter Beats The Devil     by  Glen David Gold
The Child in Time     by  Ian McEwan
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets     by  Stephen Crane
Leading the Cheers     by  Justin Cartwright
Tinkers     by  Paul Harding
The Late George Apley     by  John P. Marquand
How German Is It     by  Walter Abish
Souls and Bodies     by  David Lodge
Twelve Bar Blues     by  Patrick Neate
Fools of Fortune     by  William Trevor
Silver's City     by  Maurice Leitch
Dusk     by  James Salter
The Dispossessed     by  Ursula K. Le Guin
The Tenderness of Wolves     by  Stef Penney
The Sacred and Profane Love Machine     by  Iris Murdoch
Laughing Boy     by  Oliver La Farge
The Eighth Day     by  Thornton Wilder
Every Man for Himself     by  Beryl Bainbridge
Pure     by  Andrew Miller
Guard of Honor     by  James Gould Cozzens
Docherty     by  William Mcllvanney
The Old Jest     by  Jennifer Johnston
Picture Palace     by  Paul Theroux
Poor Things     by  Alasdair Gray
October Light     by  John Gardner
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close     by  Jonathan Safran Foer
The Ice Storm     by  Rick Moody
The Keepers of the House     by  Shirley Ann Grau
The Year of the French     by  Thomas Flanagan
Young Shoulders     by  John Wain
Advise and Consent     by  Allen Drury

The Epicure's Lament     by  Kate Christensen