Monday, October 17, 2005

Top 100 Modern Books

Achebe, Chinua : Things Fall Apart
Agee, James : A Death in the Family
Amis, Kingsley : Lucky Jim
Amis, Martin : Money
Atwood, Margaret : The Blind Assassin
Baldwin, James : Go Tell it on the Mountain
Barth, John : The Sot-Weed Factor
Bellow, Saul : The Adventures of Augie March
Bellow, Saul : Herzog
Blume, Judy : Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
Bowen, Elizabeth : The Death of the Heart
Bowles, Paul : The Sheltering Sky
Burgess, Anthony : A Clockwork Orange
Burroughs, William : Naked Lunch
Byatt, A.S. : Posession
Cather, Willa : Death Comes for the Archbishop
Chandler, Raymond : The Big Sleep
Cheever, John : Falconer
DeLillo, Don : White Noise
Dickey, James : Deliverance
Didion, Joan : Play It As It Lays
Doctorow, E.L. : Ragtime
Dreiser, Theodore : An American Tragedy
Ellison, Ralph : Invisible Man
Faulkner, William : Light in August
Faulkner, William : The Sound and the Fury
Fitzgerald, F. Scott : The Great Gatsby
Ford, Richard : The Sportswriter
Forster, E.M. : A Passage to India
Fowles, John : The French Lieutenant's Woman
Franzen, Jonathan : The Corrections
Gaddis, William : The Recognitions
Gibson, William : Neuromancer
Golding, William : Lord of the Flies
Graves, Robert : I, Claudius
Green, Henry : Loving
Greene, Graham : The Heart of the Matter
Greene, Graham : The Power and the Glory
Hammett, Dashiell : Red Harvest
Heller, Joseph : Catch-22
Hemingway, Ernest : The Sun Also Rises
Isherwood, Christopher : The Berlin Stories
Ishiguro, Kazuo : Never Let Me Go
K. Dick, Philip : Ubik
Kerouac, Jack : On the Road
Kesey, Ken : One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Kosinski, Jerzy : The Painted Bird
LeCarre, John : The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
Lee, Harper : To Kill a Mockingbird
Lessig, Doris : The Golden Notebook
Lewis, C.S. : The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
Lowrey, Malcolm : Under the Volcano
Malamud, Bernard : The Assistant
McCarthy, Cormac : Blood Meridian
McCullers, Carson : The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter
McEwan, Ian : Atonement
Miller, Henry : Tropic of Cancer
Mitchell, Margaret : Gone With the Wind
Moore, Alan : Watchmen
Morrison, Toni : Beloved
Murdoch, Iris : Under the Net
Nabokov, Vladimir : Lolita
Nabokov, Vladimir : Pale Fire
Naipaul, V.S. : A House for Mr. Biswas
Neale Hurston, Zora : Their Eyes Were Watching God
O'Brien, Flann : At Swim-Two-Birds
O'Hara, John : Appointment in Samarra
Orwell, George : Animal Farm
Orwell, George : 1984
Penn Warren, Robert : All the King's Men
Percy, Walker : The Moviegoer
Powell, Anthony : A Dance to the Music of Time
Pynchon, Thomas : The Crying of Lot 49
Pynchon, Thomas : Gravity's Rainbow
Rhys, Jean : Wide Sargasso Sea
Robinson, Marilynne : Housekeeping
Roth, Henry : Call It Sleep
Roth, Philip : American Pastoral
Roth, Philip : Portnoy's Complaint
Rushdie, Salman : Midnight's Children
Salinger, J.D. : The Catcher in the Rye
Smith, Zadie : White Teeth
Spark, Muriel : The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Stead, Christina : The Man Who Loved Children
Steinbeck, John : The Grapes of Wrath
Stephenson, Neal : Snow Crash
Stone, Robert : Dog Soldiers
Styron, William : The Confessions of Nat Turner
Tolkein, J.R.R. : The Lord of the Rings
Updike, John : Rabbit, Run
Vonnegut, Kurt : Slaughterhouse-Five
Wallace, David Foster : Infinite Jest
Waugh, Evelyn : Brideshead Revisited
Waugh, Evelyn : A Handful of Dust
West, Nathanael : The Day of the Locust
Wilder, Thornton : The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Woolf, Virginia : Mrs. Dalloway
Woolf, Virginia : To the Lighthouse
Wright, Richard : Native Son
Yates, Richard : Revolutionary Road