This is escapism at its most beguiling. Ever wonder why drug dealers still live with their moms or what school teachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? He ultimately became the cofounder of The Common Reader, a mail order catalog which provided commentary on books. The Buddha of Suburbia — Hanif Kureishi 185. The First Garden — Anne Herbert 180. Them — Joyce Carol Oates 381 a. The book challenges our own ideals by presenting a person who is guilty of deceit and selfishness, but who is no worse than many of the people he manipulates.
It was a re-reading effort. Please, ignore the critics: Lolita isn't a morality tale and it isn't a love story. The endnotes alone provide a wealth of knowledge, but the essays are the real stars here. Of Love and Shadows — Isabel Allende 193. Justine — Lawrence Durrell 489.
The Plumed Serpent — D. His intelligence and skill is the result of genetic experimentation, and he become a vital part of the battle against the Buggers. In 1997, it became the first ever German book to top the New York Times bestseller list, and Kate Winslet won an Oscar for her performance in the 2008 film adaptation. There are 71 exceptions to this, including Shakespeare and Dickens. Fear of Flying — Erica Jong 342. Cat and Mouse — Günter Grass 450.
A hapless hero with astonishing luck? Why is it worth my time? Despite the weighty themes of guilt and redemption, Crime and Punishment is a gripping rollercoaster of a book. Like Life — Lorrie Moore 183. Manhattan Transfer — John Dos Passos 698. Austen was an incisive social critic with truly remarkable, razor-sharp wit and a core of feminism that was well ahead of her time. The End of the Road — John Barth 477. He ultimately became the cofounder of The Common Reader, a mail order catalog which provided commentary on books. Nineteen Seventy Seven — David Peace 59.
Lists to help pick and choose, like Offbeat Escapes, or A Long Climb, but What a View. Midaq Alley — Naguib Mahfouz 565. Out of the 45 authors with more than one book I only see six women, or 13%. Garden, Ashes — Danilo Kis 406. Dracula himself is a tempter who utterly corrupts sweet Victorian maidens, and it's up to the gang of waistcoated heroes to see off this wild creature and restore proper etiquette and order. A Hero of Our Times — Mikhail Yurevich Lermontov 910.
The categorization of the titles is simple as it follows the alphabetical order and proves that Mustich's aspiration was not to introduce just one more book list but to give the reader an initiation in order to explore further his own reading interests and preferences. In Sicily — Elio Vittorini 581. The Try feature actually makes this a list of over 1,000. The Cubs and Other Stories — Mario Vargas Llosa 399. The Holder of the World — Bharati Mukherjee 119. No text has influenced Western culture more, but might it be equally important to read the Koran or the Torah for a more enlightened worldview? This means you, Stephen King.
The index, it is epic. Correction — Thomas Bernhard 335. A Dance to the Music of Time — Anthony Powell 326 a. The Swarm — Frank Schatzing 22. Or come across a title you always meant to read and never got around to.
You can tell that Mustich and his fellow writers are deeply affected by every book they read, and find it important to share truly great works so that everyone can enjoy them. Henry of Ofterdingen — Novalis 937. It's compiled primarily for Americans, I think, with a decidedly-American slant Civil War books, American Revolutionary War heroes but it's not exclusionary to Americans. Seize the Day — Saul Bellow 493. Maxwell, an evangelical Christian author, speaker and pastor who has penned more than 60 books on leadership.
Instead, I will say that the honest way Never Let Me Go deals with love and disappointment makes it a book that anyone who ever plans to love another person should probably read immediately. Dracula remains a great horror story, taking us from Transylvania to England and back again, so forget Buffy, Interview with the Vampire and all the countless imitators - snuggle up with the original Dracula and get to know the vampire who started it all! Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit — John Lyly 994 a. Voss — Patrick White 480 a. The joy of reading is suffused with the anticipation of reading the amazing titles put before you. Life is a Caravanserai — Emine Özdamar 149. The Late-Night News — Petros Markaris 95.
Each title is accompanied by a brief synopsis and critique briefly explaining why the book was chosen. Memoirs of a Peasant Boy — Xose Neira Vilas 438. Day of the Dolphin — Robert Merle 385. Cry, the Beloved Country — Alan Paton 553. To The Lighthouse — Virginia Woolf 687. It centers on two families whose intertwining destinies outline a story of love, loss, betrayal, and brutality.