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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby StevieFan13 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:18 pm

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StevieFan13 wrote:Change my #2 to Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and the rest stays the same.

Watchmen is staying on the list right? Like it becomes #3? Or is it being replaced completely?

Yeah, it becomes #3
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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby Krurze » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:50 pm

I'm pretty sure I'm not finishing another book until the deadline, so here's my list:

1. Albert Camus: La Peste (The Plague)
2. Hunter S. Thompson: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
3. Albert Camus: L'Étranger (The Stranger)
4. Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Brat'ya Karamazovy (The Brothers Karamazov)
5. Kurt Vonnegut: Slaughterhouse-Five
6. Vladimir Nabokov: Pnin
7. Wolfgang Herrndorf: Tschick (Why We Took the Car)
8. Hunter S. Thompson: The Rum Diary
9. Hermann Hesse: Siddharta
10. Franz Kafka: Der Prozess (The Trial )
11. Patrick Süskind: Das Parfum (Perfume)
12. Heinz Strunk: Fleisch ist mein Gemüse
13. Christian Kracht: Imperium
14. Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Idiot (The Idiot)
15. Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights
16. John Williams: Stoner
17. Eugen Ruge: In Zeiten des abnehmenden Lichts (In Times of Fading Light)
18. Jack London: White Fang
19. Friedrich Dürrenmatt: Der Besuch der alten Dame (The Visit)
20. Herta Müller: Atemschaukel (The Hunger Angel)
21. Bernhard Schlink: Der Vorleser (The Reader)
22. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince)
23. Patrick Süskind: Die Taube (The Pigeon)
24. Hermann Hesse: Der Steppenwolf (Steppenwolf)
25. Thomas Mann: Die Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull (Confessions of Felix Krull)

Edit: added the original titles.
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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby Listyguy » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:43 pm

Chambord wrote:50 Swann - Marcel Proust

Is this supposed to be In Search of Lost Time?

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby ordinaryperson » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:59 pm

I wasn't going to post a list because I haven't read a lot of books. But I realized I could make a list of 10 books.

01 | Hunter S. Thompson | Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
02 | Kurt Vonnegut | Slaughterhouse Five
03 | Fyodor Dostoyevsky | Crime and Punishment
04 | Stephen King | The Shining
05 | Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons | Watchmen
06 | William Gibson | Neuromancer
07 | William Shakespeare | King Lear
08 | Phillip K. Dick | Ubik
09 | William Shakespeare | Hamlet
10 | Kazuo Ishiguro | Never Let Me Go
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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby Michel » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:15 am

1. Michel Houellebecq - Les Particules Elémentaires [The Elementary Particles]
2. Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Crime and Punishment
3. Franz Kafka - Der Prozess [The Trial]
4. Bret Easton Ellis - American Psycho
5. Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita
6. Philippe Jaenada - Le Chameau sauvage
7. Dino Buzzati - Il colombre
8. J.D. Salinger - Nine Stories
9. Philip Roth - Portnoy's Complaint
10. Paul Auster - The New York Trilogy
11. Jean-Philippe Toussaint - La Télévision
12. Tom Wolfe - The Bonfire of the Vanities
13. John Irving - The World According to Garp
14. Arthur Conan Doyle - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
15. Agatha Christie - The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
16. Jules Verne - Voyage au centre de la terre [Journey to the Center of the Earth]
17. Philip K. Dick - Ubik
18. Arthur Conan Doyle - The Valley of Fear
19. Knut Hamsun - Sult [Hunger]
20. John Fante - Ask The Dust
21. Franz Kafka - In der Strafkolonie
22. Richard Brautigan - The Tokyo-Montana Express
23. Philip K. Dick - The Man in the High Castle
24. Truman Capote - In Cold Blood
25. Hubert Selby Jr. - The Demon
26. J.D. Salinger - The Catcher in the Rye
27. Charles Bukowski - Ham On Rye
28. Bret Easton Ellis - Glamorama
29. Jonathan Coe - What a Carve Up!
30. Jess Walter - The Financial Lives of the Poets
31. Franz Kafka - Ein Hungerkünstler
32. Franz Kafka - Das Schloß
33. André Gide - Les caves du Vatican
34. Michel Houellebecq - Extension du domaine de la lutte
35. David Baddiel - Time for Bed
36. David Lodge - Changing Places
37. Richard Brautigan - Dreaming of Babylon : A Private Eye Novel 1942
38. Jean-Philippe Toussaint - La salle de bain
39. Antoine Bello - Les Falsificateurs
40. Martin Amis - Time's Arrow: Or the Nature of the Offense
41. Aldous Huxley - Brave New World
42. Eduardo Mendoza - Sin noticias de Gurb
43. Jeffrey Eugenides - Middlesex
44. Michael Frayn - Headlong
45. John Fante - The Wine of Youth
46. Patrick Süskind - Das Parfum [Perfume]
47. Nick Hornby - High Fidelity
48. Pete Dexter - Cotton Point
49. Frederik Peeters - Pilules bleues [Blue Pills: A Positive Love Story] (graphic novel)
50. Georges Perec - La vie mode d'emploi

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby Petri » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:18 pm

Here's something. I have probably forgotten to add numerous favorites of mine. There are also zillions of graphic novel and comics artists that I excluded because it was hard to choose (or the stories would be probably ineligible). People like Will Eisner (his graphic novels not Spirit), Hergé, Guy Delisle, Lewis Trondheim, Kati Kovács, and of course Carl Barks to name just a few.

There are many books in the list that don't have English translation (or I'm not aware of that).

Listyguy I can submit my list also in a format where author is first if you prefer that format.
Very interested to see the results.

1. Sasameyuki - Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
2. Der Steppenwolf [Steppenwolf] - Herman Hesse
3. Ма́стер и Маргари́та [The Master and Margarita] - Mihail Bulgakov
4. Narziß und Goldmund [Narcissus and Goldmund] - Herman Hesse
5. Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death (1969) - Kurt Vonnegut
6. Ennen päivänlaskua [Not Before Sundown / Troll - a love story] - Johanna Sinisalo
7. Nineteen-Eighty-Four - George Orwell
8. Der Process [The Trial] - Franz Kafka
9. The Secret History (1992) - Donna Tartt
10. Nesnesitelná lehkost bytí [The Unbearable Lightness of Being] - Milan Kundera
11. The New York Trilogy - Paul Auster
12. He eivät tiedä mitä tekevät - Jussi Valtonen
13. Punainen erokirja - Pirkko Saisio
14. Maus - Art Spiegelman
15. O : romaani (tai yleispätevä tutkielma siitä miksi asiat ovat niin kuin ovat) - Miki Liukkonen
16. Lunar Park - Bret Easton Ellis
17. Ghost World - Daniel Clowes
18. Bröderna Lejonhjärta [The Brothers Lionheart] - Astrid Lindgren
19. Watership Down (1972) - Richard Adams
20. The Moomins Series - Tove Jansson
21. Enkelten verta [The Blood of Angels] - Johanna Sinisalo
22. Sunset Park - Paul Auster
23. And Then There Were None (1939) - Agatha Christie
24. Anna minun rakastaa enemmän - Juha Itkonen
25. The Life And Times Of Scrooge McDuck - Don Rosa
26. The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
27. The Malloreon -series - David Eddings
28. The Belgariad -series - David Eddings
29. Sinuhe egyptiläinen [The Egyptian] - Mika Waltari
30. Eurooppalaiset unet - Emma Puikkonen
31. L’Étranger (The Outsider [UK], or The Stranger [US]) - Albert Camus
32. The Goldfinch (2013) - Donna Tartt
33. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind - Hayao Miyazaki
34. Luonnollinen ravinto - Annika Idström
35. Sankarit - Johanna Sinisalo
36. Pussikaljaromaani - Mikko Rimminen
37. The Road - Cormac McCarthy
38. Crooked House - Agatha Christie
39. The Crossing - Cormac McCarthy
40. Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
41. Tuntematon sotilas [The Unknown Soldier] - Väinö Linna
42. Seksistä ja matematiikasta - Iida Rauma
43. The Adventure Series - Enid Blyton
44. The Outsiders - SE Hinton
45. The Little Friend (2002) - Donna Tartt
46. 4 3 2 1 - Paul Auster
47. Watchmen - Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
48. Pölkky - Mikko Rimminen
49. Choke - Chuck Palahniuk
50. The Animals of Farthing Wood, - Colin Dann
51. Solar - Ian McEwan
52. Heute ist der letzte Tag vom Rest deines Lebens [Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life] - Ulli Lust
53. Epileptic - David Beauchard
54. The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia - Ursula K. Le Guin
55. Keep the Aspidistra Flying - George Orwell
56. Žert [The Joke] - Milan Kundera
57. Hateship, friendship, courtship, loveship, marriage - Alice Munro
58. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾ - Sue Townsend
59. Dracula - Bram Stoker
60. The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
61. The Vagrants - Yiyun Li
62. Anomalia - Laura Gustafsson
63. Glamorama - Bret Easton Ellis
64. Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie
65. Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
66. Purge [Puhdistus] - Sofi Oksanen
67. Mother Night (1961) - Kurt Vonnegut
68. Das Schloss [The Castle] - Franz Kafka
69. We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver
70. Angela's Ashes - Frank McCourt
71. La Peste [The Plague] - Albert Camus
72. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
73. It - Stephen King
74. High Fidelity - Nick Hornby
75. Että hän muistaisi saman - Elina Hirvonen
76. Ready Player One - Ernest Cline
77. Kirjastonhoitaja Topi Mullo - Lasse Nevala
78. 2666 - Roberto Bolano
79. Earthsea -series - Ursula K. Le Guin
80. Jurassic Park - Michael Crichton

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby Listyguy » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:01 pm

1. 1984 - George Orwell
2. The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
3. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
4. Animal Farm - George Orwell
5. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
6. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
7. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
8. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
9. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
10. Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut
11. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
12. Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
13. Atonement - Ian McEwan
14. Beloved - Toni Morrison
15. Hamlet - William Shakespeare
16. No Country For Old Men - Cormac McCarthy
17. The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner
18. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
19. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Woa - Junot Diaz
20. Absalom, Absalom! - William Faulkner
21. Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
22. A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
23. A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare
24. Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
25. The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway
26. Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston
27. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
28. The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
29. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
30. Siddhartha - Herman Hesse
31. The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
32. The Awakening - Kate Chopin
33. The Crucible - Authur Miller
34. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
35. The Road - Cormac McCarthy
36. The Stranger - Albert Camus
37. Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
38. For Whom the Bell Tollls - Ernest Hemingway
39. Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare
40. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby Chambord » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:25 am

Listyguy wrote:
Chambord wrote:50 Swann - Marcel Proust

Is this supposed to be In Search of Lost Time?


It's the first volume from In Search of Lost Time.
ISOLT is practically 7 different books. They can stand on their own.
Regarding counting you can do as you want, either take it separately or add to ISOLT's tally.

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Postby Miguel » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:45 pm

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1. Stefan Zweig: Die Welt von Gestern: Erinnerungen eines Europäers (The World of Yesterday. Memories of a European) – Austria, 1942
2. Italo Calvino: Se una notte d'inverno un viaggiatore (If on a winter's night a traveler) – Italy, 1979
3. Jorge Luis Borges: Ficciones (Fictions / Labyrinths) – Argentina, 1944
4. Paul Auster: Moon Palace – USA, 1989
5. Paul Auster: The Book of Illusions – USA, 2002
6. Italo Calvino: Il barone rampante (The Baron in the Trees) – Italy, 1957
7. George Orwell: Nineteen Eighty-Four – UK, 1949
8. Paul Auster: Mr. Vertigo – USA, 1994
9. Patrick Süskind: Das Parfum (Perfume) – Germany, 1985
10. James G. Ballard: High Rise - UK, 1975
11. Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451 – USA, 1953
12. Amélie Nothomb: Cosmétique de l'ennemi (The Enemy's Cosmetique) – Belgium, 2001
13. E.L. Doctorow: Ragtime – USA, 1975
14. Alberto Moravia: Io e lui (Him and Me) – Italy, 1971
15. Jorge Luis Borges: El Aleph (The Aleph) – Argentina, 1949
16. Paul Auster: In the Country of Last Things – USA, 1987
17. Stefan Zweig: Buchmendel (Buchmendel) – Austria, 1929
18. Paul Auster: The New York Trilogy – USA, 1987
19. George Orwell: Homage to Catalonia – UK, 1938
20. José María Latorre: Osario – Spain, 1987
21. Italo Calvino: Il visconte dimezzato (The Cloven Viscount) – Italy, 1952
22. Stefan Zweig: Schachnovelle (The Royal Game) – Austria, 1941
23. Percival Everett: Erasure – USA, 2001
24. Philip Roth: The Plot Against America – USA, 2004
25. Amélie Nothomb: Tuer le père – Belgium, 2011
26. Stefan Zweig: Vierundzwanzig Stunden aus dem Leben einer Frau (Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman) – Austria, 1927
27. Henry James: The Aspern Papers – USA, 1888
28. James G. Ballard: The Terminal Beach – UK, 1964
29. Henry James: The Figure in the Carpet – USA,1896
30. Oscar Wilde: The Happy Prince and Other Tales – Ireland, 1888
31. José María Latorre: Sangre es el nombre del amor – Spain, 1986
32. Philip Roth: The Ghost Writer – USA, 1979
33. Aldous Huxley: Brave New World – UK, 1931
34. Alan Bennett: The Uncommon Reader – UK, 2007
35. Haruki Murakami: (色彩を持たない多崎つくると、彼の巡礼の年 (Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage) – Japan, 2013
36. Philip Roth: Nemesis – USA, 2010
37. Stefan Zweig: Brief einer Unbekannten (Letter from an Unknown Woman) – Austria, 1922
38. Amélie Nothomb: Hygiène de l'assassin (Hygiene and the Assassin) – Belgium, 1992
39. Kazuo Ishiguro: The Buried Giant – UK, 2015
40. Heda Margolius Kovály: Na vlastní kůži (Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague 1941-1968) – Czechoslovakia, 1973
41. Helene Hanff: 84, Charing Cross Road – USA, 1970
42. Gabriel García Marquez: Crónica de una muerte anunciada (Chronicle of a Death Foretold) – Colombia, 1981
43. Mary Shelley: Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus – UK, 1818
44. Franz Kafka - Die Verwandlung (The Metamorphosis) – Czechoslovakia, 1915
45. Albert Camus: L´Étranger (The Stranger / The Outsider) – France, 1942
46. Henry James: The Beast in the Jungle – USA, 1903
47. Etgar Keret: Seven Good Years: A Memoir – Israel, 2013
48. Patrick de Witt: The Sisters Brothers – Canada 2011
49. Paul Auster: The Invention of Solitude – USA, 1982
50. Manuel Chaves Nogales: A sangre y fuego. Héroes, bestias y mártires de España – Spain, 1937
51. E.L. Doctorow: Welcome to Hard Times – USA, 1960
52. Luisgé Martín: La mujer de sombra – Spain, 2012
53. Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None – UK, 1939
54. Kazuo Ishiguro: Never Let Me Go – UK, 2005
55. Jesús Carrasco: Intemperie (Out in the Open) – Spain, 2013
56. Stefan Zweig: Rausch der Verwandlung (The Post Office Girl) – Austria, 1982 (Written between 1931 and 1942)
57. James G. Ballard: The Unlimited Dream Company – UK, 1979
58. Paul Auster: Leviathan – USA, 1992
59. Alexis Ravelo: La otra vida de Ned Blackbird – Spain, 2016
60. Fernando Savater: El jardín de las dudas – Spain, 1993
61. Luisgé Martín: La misma ciudad – Spain, 2013
62. Cormac McCarthy: The Road – USA, 2006
63. Ian McEwan: On Chesil Beach – UK, 2007
64. Carmen Laforet: Nada (Nada) – Spain, 1944
65. Javier Cercas: El monarca de las sombras – Spain, 2017
66. Gabriel García Marquez: Relato de un náufrago (The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor) – Colombia, 1970 (Written in 1955)
67. Michelle Houllebecq: Soumission (Submission) – France, 2015
68. Luisgé Martín: La vida equivocada – Spain, 2015
69. Camilo José Cela: La colmena (The Hive) – Spain, 1950
70. Paul Auster: The Music of Chance – USA, 1990
71. Sara Mesa: Cicatriz – Spain, 2015
72. Amélie Nothomb: Les Catilinaires (The Stranger Next Door) – Belgium, 1995
73. Jessica Mitford: Hons and Rebels – UK, 1960
74. Emmanuel Carrere: Le moustache (The Moustache) – France, 1986
75. Alberto Moravia: La noia (The Empty Canvas or Boredom) – Italy, 1960
76. Enrique Vila-Matas: Bartleby y compañía (Bartleby & Co.) – Spain, 2000
77. Augusto Monterroso: Obras completas y otros cuentos (Complet Works and Other Stories) – Guatemala, 1959
78. Arthur Conan Doyle - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – UK, 1892
79. Gail Parent: Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York – USA, 1971
80. Haruki Murakami: アフターダーク (After Dark) – Japan, 2004
81. Henry James: Washington Square – USA, 1880
82. Percival Everett: I am Not Sidney Poitier – USA, 2009
83. H. G. Wells - The Time Machine – UK, 1895
84. René Goscinny & Jean-Jacques Sempé: Le petit Nicolas (The Chronicles of Little Nicholas) – France, 1959
85. Adoldo Bioy Casares: La invención de Morel (The Invention of Morel) – Argentina, 1940
86. Philip Roth - Portnoy's Complaint – USA, 1969
87. Gaston Leroux: Le mystère de la chambre jaune (The Mystery of the Yellow Room) – France, 1908
88. James G. Ballard: Myths of the Near Future – UK, 1982
89. Chil Rajchman: Zijroines (The Last Jew of Treblinka: A Memoir) - Poland, 2009 (Written in 1945)
90. Georges Simenon: Les Fiançailles de M. Hire (The Engagement) – Belgium, 1933
91. Philip Roth: Everyman – USA, 2006
92. Jorge Luis Borges: El libro de arena (The Book of Sand) – Argentina, 1975
93. H.G. Wells: The invisible man – UK, 1897
94. George Orwell: Animal Farm – UK, 1945
95. Robert A. Heinlein: The Door into Summer – USA, 1957
96. Primo Levi: Se questo è un uomo (If This is a Man) – Italy, 1947
97. Henry James: The Papers – USA, 1903
98. Groucho Marx: Memoirs of a Mangy Lover – USA, 1963
99. Pío Baroja: El árbol de la ciencia (The Tree of Knowledge) – Spain, 1911
100. Amos Oz: Between Friends (בין חברים, Israel 2012)

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby Greg » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:32 am

I'll have my list in later today

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Postby Styrofoam Boots » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:24 am

Can I still vote although it's way after the deadline? If not, you can disregard my mediocre top ten list, which is as follows…

1) Nineteen Eighty-Four | George Orwell
2) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy | Douglas Adams
3) Ender’s Game | Orson Scott Card
4) The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid | Bill Bryson
5) Slaughterhouse-Five | Kurt Vonnegut
6) Mistborn | Brandon Sanderson
7) Fahrenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury
8) Animal Farm | George Orwell
9) The Graveyard Book | Neil Gaiman
10) His Dark Materials Trilogy | Philip Pullman

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Postby Nick » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:41 am

I didn't include any plays in my list (because I've always viewed plays as form of art primarily meant to be seen or performed as opposed to read, and as such it appeared a case of "apples and oranges" to list them alongside novels, though certainly no disrespect to those who felt differently as we all have our own subjective idea of what the criteria for such a list should be), but if I did a couple Shakespeare plays definitely would've made the cut, such as Hamlet and Othello.

Excited to see the final results!

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Postby Greg » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:14 pm

Only novels for me. Like Nick, I just couldn’t figure out where to place plays – or graphic novels, short story collections, and epic poems. Unfortunately that leaves out some of my favorite things (Homer, Shakespeare, Dante, Milton, Chekhov, etc.), but most of them seem pretty well-represented here anyway.


1 | Moby-Dick | Herman Melville | U.S. | 1851
2 | Under the Volcano | Malcolm Lowry | U.K. | 1947
3 | Voyage au bout de la nuit (Journey to the End of the Night) | Louis-Ferdinand Céline | France | 1932 – trans. Ralph Manheim (1983)
4 | Brat’ya Karamazovy (The Brothers Karamazov) | Fyodor Dostoyevsky | Russia | 1880 – trans. Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky (1990)
5 | Petersburg | Andrei Bely | Russia | 1913 – trans. David McDuff (1995)
6 | Madame Bovary | Gustave Flaubert | France | 1856 – trans. Lowell Bair (1959)
7 | Sartor Resartus | Thomas Carlyle | U.K. | 1834
8 | Der Zauberberg (The Magic Mountain) | Thomas Mann | Germany | 1924 – trans. John E. Woods (1995)
9 | Der Tod des Virgil (The Death of Virgil) | Hermann Broch | Austria | 1945 – trans. Jean Starr Untermeyer (1946)
10 | Myórtvyjye dúshi (Dead Souls) | Nikolai Gogol | Russia | 1842 – trans. George Reavey (1957)
11 | Voyná i mir (War and Peace) | Leo Tolsoy | Russia | 1869 – trans. Constance Garnett (1904)
12 | Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften (The Man Without Qualities) | Robert Musil | Austria | 1943 – trans. Burton Pike (1952, 1978)
13 | Hōjō no Umi (The Sea of Fertility) - (Haru no Yuki (Spring Snow) / Honba (Runaway Horses) / Akatsuki no Tera (The Temple of Dawn) / Tennin Gosui (The Decay of the Angel)) | Yukio Mishima | Japan | 1969-71 – trans. Michael Gallagher, E. Dale Saunders & Cecilia Segawa Seigle, Edward G. Seidensticker (1972-1974)
14 | Die Schlafwandler (The Sleepwalkers) | Hermann Broch | Austria | 1931 – trans. Willa & Edwin Muir (1932)
15 | Terra Nostra | Carlos Fuentes | Mexico | 1975 – trans. Margaret Sayers Peden (1976)
16 | Blood Meridian or the Evening Redness in the West | Cormac McCarthy | U.S. | 1985
17 | Oblomov | Ivan Goncharov | Russia | 1859 – trans. David Magarshack (1954)
18 | Europe Central | William T. Vollmann | U.S. | 2005
19 | La Regenta | Leopoldo Alas (Clarín) | Spain | 1885 - trans. John Rutherford (1984)
20 | Der grüne Heinrich (Green Henry) | Gottfried Keller | Switzerland | 1855 – trans. A.M. Holt (1960)
21 | Tess of the d’Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented | Thomas Hardy | U.K. | 1891
22 | Die Ringe des Saturn | W.G. Sebald | Germany | 1995 – trans. Michael Hulse (1998)
23 | Doktor Faustus: Das Leben des deutschen Tonsetzers Adrian Leverkühn, erzählt von einem Freunde (Doctor Faustus) | Thomas Mann | Germany | 1947 – trans. H.T. Lowe-Porter (1948)
24 | Kotik Letaev | Andrei Bely | Russia | 1918 – trans. Gerald J. Janecek (1999)
25 | The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion | Ford Madox Ford | U.K. | 1915
26 | La vie de Gargantua et de Pantagruel (Gargantua and Pantagruel) | François Rabelais | France | c. 1564 trans. J.M. Cohen (1955)
27 | Les 120 Journées de Sodome ou l'école du libertinage (The 120 Days of Sodom, or the School of Libertinage | Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade | France | (1785/1904) – trans. Richard Seaver & Austryn Wainhouse (1966)
28 | Dhalgren | Samuel R. Delany | U.S. | 1975
29 | Fortunata y Jacinta (Fortunata and Jacinta) | Benito Pérez Galdós | Spain | 1887 – trans. Agnes Moncy Gullón (1986)
30 | Sons and Lovers | D.H. Lawrence | U.K. | 1913
31 | Dom Casmurro | Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis | Brazil | 1899 – trans. R.L. Scott-Buccleuch (1992)
32 | Wuthering Heights | Emily Brontë | U.K. | 1847
33 | The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn | Mark Twain | U.S. | 1884
34 | Anna Karenina | Leo Tolstoy | Russia | 1877 – trans. Louise & Aylmer Maude (1918)
35 | Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za světové války (The Good Soldier Švejk) | Jaroslav Hašek | Czechoslovakia | 1923 – trans. Cecil Parrott (1973)
36 | Vanity Fair | William Makepeace Thackeray | U.K. | 1848
37 | Der Process (The Trial) | Franz Kafka | Czechoslovakia | 1925 – trans. Willa & Edwin Muir (1992)
38 | To the Lighthouse | Virginia Woolf | U.K. | 1927
39 | Middlemarch | George Eliot | U.K. | 1871
40 | Prestupleniye i nakazaniye (Crime and Punishment) | Fyodor Dostoyevsky | Russia | 1866 - trans. David Magarshack (1951)
41 | Melkiy bes (The Petty Demon) | Fyodor Sologub | Russia | 1907 – trans. S.D. Cioran (1983)
42 | Les Misérables | Victor Hugo | France | 1862 – trans. Norman Denny (1976)
43 | Le città invisibili (Invisible Cities) | Italo Calvino | Italy | 1972 – trans. William Weaver (1974)
44 | Nostromo | Joseph Conrad | U.K. | 1904
45 | Le Rouge et le Noir (The Red and the Black) | Stendhal | France | 1830 - trans. Margaret R.B. Shaw (1953)
46 | Jakob von Gunten. Ein Tagebuch (Jakob von Gunten) | Robert Walser | Switzerland | 1909 – trans. Christopher Middleton (1969)
47 | El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha (Don Quixote) | Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra | Spain | 1615
48 | Lalka (The Doll) | Bolesław Prus | Poland | 1890 – trans. David Welsh (1972)
49 | Cane | Jean Toomer | U.S. | 1923
50 | A Farewell to Arms | Ernest Hemingway | U.S. | 1929
51 | Look Homeward, Angel | Thomas Wolfe | U.S. | 1929
52 | The Idiot | Fyodor Dostoyevsky | Russia | 1868 – trans. David Magarshack (1955)
53 | The Rainbow | D.H. Lawrence | U.K. | 1915
54 | The Sprawl Trilogy (Neuromancer / Count Zero / Mona Lisa Overdrive) | William Gibson | Canada | 1984-1988
55 | Underworld | Don DeLillo | U.S. | 1997
56 | The Heart is a Lonely Hunter | Carson McCullers | U.S. | 1940
57 | Rayuela (Hopscotch) | Julio Cortázar | Argentina | 1963 – trans. Gregory Rabassa (1966)
58 | House Made of Dawn | N. Scott Momaday | U.S. | 1968
59 | The Big Sleep | Raymond Chandler | U.S. | 1939
60 | The Power and the Glory | Graham Greene | U.K. | 1940
61 | The Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck | U.S. | 1939
62 | Crash | J.G. Ballard | U.K. | 1973
63 | Dracula | Bram Stoker | Ireland | 1897
64 | Women | Charles Bukowski | U.S. | 1978
65 | U.S.A. (The 42nd Parallel / 1919 / The Big Money) | John Dos Passos | U.S. | 1930-36
66 | Bleak House | Charles Dickens | U.K. | 1853
67 | Cien años de soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude) | Gabriel García Márquez | Colombia | 1967 – trans. Gregory Rabassa (1970)
68 | Máster i Margaríta (The Master and Margarita) | Mikhail Bulgakov | U.S.S.R. | 1967 – trans. Diana Burgin & Katherine Tiernan O’Connor (1995)
69 | The Ginger Man | J.P. Donleavy | U.S. | 1955
70 | The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner | James Hogg | U.K. | 1824
71 | The Catcher in the Rye | J.D. Salinger | U.S. | 1951
72 | The Alexandria Quartet (Justine / Balthazar / Mount Olive / Clea) | Lawrence Durrell | U.K. | 1957-60
73 | Hyperion; oder, Der Eremit in Griechenland (Hyperion) | Friedrich Hölderlin | Germany | 1797 - trans. William R. Trask (1965)
74 | V kruge pervom (The First Circle) | Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn | U.S.S.R. | 1968 – trans. Thomas P. Whitney (1968)
75 | The Golden Bowl | Henry James | U.S. | 1904
76 | La Chartreuse de Parme (The Charterhouse of Parma) | Stendhal | France | 1839 – trans. Margaret R.B. Shaw (1958)
77 | The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale | Joseph Conrad | U.K. | 1907
78 | Austerlitz | W.G. Sebald | Germany | 2001 – trans. Anthea Bell (2001)
79 | À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time) (Du côté de chez Swann (Swann’s Way) / À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs (Within a Budding Grove) / Le Côté de Guermantes (The Guermantes Way) / Sodome et Gomorrhe (Sodom and Gomorrah) / La Prisonnière (The Prisoner) / Albertine disparue (The Fugitive) / Le Temps retrouvé (Time Regained)) | Marcel Proust | France | 1913-27 – trans. C.K. Scott Moncrieff & Terence Kilmartin (1981)
80 | Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Shelley | U.K. | 1818
81 | Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture | Douglas Coupland | Canada | 1991
82 | Il Gattopardo (The Leopard) | Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa | Italy | 1958 – trans. Archibald Colquhoun (1960)
83 | The Sheltering Sky | Paul Bowles | U.S. | 1949
84 | Os Maias: Episódios da Vida Romântica (The Maias) | José Maria de Eça de Queirós | Portugal | 1888 – trans. Patricia McGowan Pinheiro & Ann Stevens (1965)
85 | Illusions perdues (Lost Illusions) | Honoré de Balzac | France | 1843 – trans. Herbert J. Hunt (1971)
86 | Kokoro: Sensei no Isho (Kokoro) | Natsume Sōseki | Japan | 1914 – trans. Edwin McClellan (1957)
87 | L’Assommoir (The Drinking Den) | Émile Zola | France | 1877 – trans. Robin Buss (2000)
88 | A Handful of Dust | Evelyn Waugh | U.K. | 1934
89 | Buddenbrooks | Thomas Mann | Germany | 1901 – trans. John E. Woods (1994)
90 | Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas (Epitaph for a Small Winner) | Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis | Brazil | 1881 – trans. William L. Grossman (1952)
91 | Die Wahlverwandtschaften (Elective Affinities) | Johann Wolfgang von Goethe | Germany | 1809 – trans. R.J. Hollingdale (1971)
92 | Tropic of Cancer | Henry Miller | U.S. | 1934
93 | Nesnesitelná lehkost bytí (The Unbearable Lightness of Being) | Milan Kundera | Czechoslovakia | 1984 – trans. Michael Henry Heim (1984)
94 | All the King’s Men | Robert Penn Warren | U.S. | 1946
95 | 2066 | Roberto Bolaño | Spain | 2004 – trans. Natasha Wimmer (2008)
96 | Der Golem (The Golem) | Gustav Meyrink | Austria-Hungary | 1914 – trans. Mike Mitchell (1995)
97 | Vathek | William Thomas Beckford | U.K. | 1786
98 | The Painted Bird | Jerzy Kosiński | U.S. | 1965
99 | Company K | William March | U.S. | 1933
100 | Light in August | William Faulkner | U.S. | 1932

101 | At the Mountains of Madness | H.P. Lovecraft | U.S. | 1936
102 | London Fields | Martin Amis | U.K. | 1989
103 | Death Comes for the Archbishop | Willa Cather | U.S. | 1927
104 | Kosmos (Cosmos) | Witold Gombrowicz | Poland | 1965
105 | Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törleß (Young Törless) | Robert Musil | Austria-Hungary | 1906
106 | Plateforme (Platform) | Michel Houellebecq | France | 2001 – trans. Frank Wynne (2004)
107 | The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Tristram Shandy) | Laurence Sterne | Ireland | 1767
108 | Homo faber. Ein Bericht (Homo Faber) | Max Frisch | Switzerland | 1957
109 | Otcy i dety (Fathers and Sons) | Ivan Turgenev | Russia | 1862
110 | Yama no Oto (The Sound of the Mountain) | Yasunari Kawabata | Japan | 1949
111 | L'Éducation sentimentale (A Sentimental Education) | Gustave Flaubert | France | 1869
112 | Die Aufzeichnungen des Malte Laurids Brigge (The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge) | Rainer Maria Rilke | Austria-Hungary | 1910
113 | Bésy (Demons) | Fyodor Dostoyevsky | Russia | 1872
114 | Der Weg ins Freie (The Road to the Open) | Arthur Schnitzler | Austria-Hungary | 1908
115 | Lord Jim | Joseph Conrad | U.K. | 1900
116 | The Heart of the Matter | Graham Greene | U.K. | 1948
117 | Decamerone (The Decameron) | Giovanni Boccaccio | Italy | c. 1353
118 | Min kamp (My Struggle): Book 1 | Karl Ove Knausgård | Norway | 2009
119 | Barchester Towers | Anthony Trollope | U.K. | 1857
120 | Manuscrit trouvé à Saragosse (The Manuscript Found in Saragossa) | Jan Potocki | Poland | 1814
121 | White Noise | Don DeLillo | U.S. | 1985
122 | Ask the Dust | John Fante | U.S. | 1939
123 | Die Verzauberung (The Spell) | Hermann Broch | Austria | 1976
124 | Melmoth the Wanderer | Charles Robert Maturin | Ireland | 1820
125 | Lebens-Ansichten des Katers Murr nebst fragmentarischer Biographie des Kapellmeisters Johannes Kreisler in zufälligen Makulaturblättern (The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr together with a fragmentary Biography of Kapellmeister Johannes Kreisler on Random Sheets of Waste Paper) | E.T.A. Hoffmann | Germany | 1821
126 | Days Between Stations | Steve Erickson | U.S. | 1985
127 | The Purple Cloud | M.P. Shiel | U.K. | 1901
128 | Kar (Snow) | Orhan Pamuk | Turkey | 2002
129 | VALIS (VALIS / The Divine Invasion / The Transmigration of Timothy Archer) | Philip K. Dick | U.S. | 1978-82
130 | My (We) | Yevgeny Zamyatin | U.S.S.R. | 1924
131 | Vurt | Jeff Noon | U.K. | 1993
132 | Los pasos perdidos (The Lost Steps) | Alejo Carpentier | Cuba | 1953
133 | Shadow Country | Peter Matthiessen | U.S. | 2008
134 | A Fan’s Notes: A Fictional Memoir | Frederick Exley | U.S. | 1968
135 | The Invisible Man | Ralph Ellison | U.S. | 1952
136 | Heart of Darkness | Joseph Conrad | U.K. | 1899
137 | The Sea | John Banville | Ireland | 2005
138 | Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and Then a Captain of Several Ships (Gulliver’s Travels) | Jonathan Swift | Ireland | 1726
139 | Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull. Der Memoiren, erster Teil (Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man: The Early Years) | Thomas Mann | Germany | 1954
140 | Die Schuldlosen (The Guiltless) | Hermann Broch | Austria | 1950
141 | Dandelion Wine | Ray Bradbury | U.S. | 1957
142 | Gospoda Golovlyovy (The Golovlyov Family) | Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin | Russia | 1880
143. | Les faux-monnayeurs (The Counterfeiters) | André Gide | France | 1925
144 | McTeague | Frank Norris | U.S. | 1899
145 | The Sun Also Rises | Ernest Hemingway | U.S. | 1926
146 | Far from the Madding Crowd | Thomas Hardy | U.K. | 1874
147 | As I Lay Dying | William Faulkner | U.S. | 1930
148. | Nazarín | Benito Pérez Galdós | Spain | 1895
149 | A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man | James Joyce | Ireland | 1916
150 | The History of Luminous Motion | Scott Bradfield | U.S. | 1989
151 | The Sound and the Fury | William Faulkner | U.S. | 1929
152 | Dar (The Gift) | Vladimir Nabokov | U.S.S.R. | 1938
153 | Last Exit to Brooklyn | Hubert Selby, Jr. | U.S. | 1964
154 | Dvenadtsat stulyev (The Twelve Chairs) | Ilya Ilf & Yevgeny Petrov | U.S.S.R. | 1928
155 | La Peste (The Plague) | Albert Camus | France | 1947
156 | Waiting for the Barbarians | J.M. Coetzee | South Africa | 1980
157 | Portnoy’s Complaint | Philip Roth | U.S. | 1969
158 | Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov | U.S. | 1955
159 | Catch-22 | Joseph Heller | U.S. | 1961
160 | Der Steppenwolf (Steppenwolf) | Hermann Hesse | Switzerland | 1927
161 | Snow Crash | Neal Stephenson | U.S. | 1992
162 | Rabbit Angstrom (Rabbit, Run / Rabbit Redux / Rabbit is Rich / Rabbit at Rest) | John Updike | U.S. | 1960-90
163 | Wilhelm Meister (Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre (Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship) / Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre, oder Die Entsagenden (Wilhelm Meister’s Journeyman Years, or The Renunciants) | Johann Wolfgang von Goethe | Germany | 1796-1821
164 | Les Chants de Maldoror | Comte de Lautréamont | France | 1869
165 | Eugénie Grandet | Honoré de Balzac | France | 1833
166 | La Nausée (Nausea) | Jean-Paul Sartre | France | 1938
167 | Der Nachsommer (Indian Summer) | Adalbert Stifter | Austria | 1857
168 | Mort à credit (Death on the Installment Plan) | Louis-Ferdinand Céline | France | 1936
169 | Ennui | Maria Edgeworth | U.K. | 1809
170 | Ulysses | James Joyce | Ireland | 1922
171 | Das Schloss (The Castle) | Franz Kafka | Czechoslovakia | 1926
172 | The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket | Edgar Allan Poe | U.S. | 1838
173 | Naissance d'un pont (Birth of a Bridge) | Maylis de Kerangal | France | 2010
174 | Stranger in a Strange Land | Robert A. Heinlein | U.S. | 1961
175 | The Way of All Flesh | Samuel Butler | U.K. | 1903
176 | Satyricon | Gaius Petronius Arbiter | Rome | 1st c. AD
177 | Bastard Out of Carolina | Dorothy Allison | U.S. | 1992
178 | The Postman Always Rings Twice | James M. Cain | U.S. | 1934
179 | Le Procès-Verbal (The Interrogation) | J. M. G. Le Clézio | France | 1963
180 | L’Étranger (The Stranger) | Albert Camus | France | 1942
181 | The Stand | Stephen King | U.S. | 1978
182 | A Scanner Darkly | Philip K. Dick | U.S. | 1977
183 | The Red Riding Quartet (Nineteen Seventy-Four / Nineteen Seventy-Seven / Nineteen Eighty / Nineteen Eighty-Three) | David Peace | U.K. | 1999-2002
184 | Válka s mloky (War with the Newts) | Karel Čapek | Czechoslovakia | 1936
185 | Lulet e ftohta të marsit (Spring Flowers, Spring Frost) | Ismail Kadare | Albania | 2000
186 | Pale Fire | Vladimir Nabokov | U.S. | 1962
187 | Effi Briest | Theodor Fontane | Germany | 1894
188 | Sister Carrie | Theodore Dreiser | U.S. | 1900
189 | The Cornelius Quartet (The Final Programme / A Cure for Cancer / The English Assassin / The Condition of Muzak) | Michael Moorcock | U.K. | 1969-77
190 | Jude the Obscure | Thomas Hardy | U.K. | 1895
191 | Women in Love | D.H. Lawrence | U.K. | 1920
192 | I promessi sposi (The Betrothed) | Alessandro Manzoni | Italy | 1827
193 | The Awakening | Kate Chopin | U.S. | 1899
194 | The Plumed Serpent | D.H. Lawrence | U.K. | 1926
195 | Le Dernier Homme (The Last Man) | Jean-Baptiste Cousin de Grainville | France | 1805
196 | Little Dorritt | Charles Dickens | U.K. | 1857
197 | Le Comte de Monte Cristo (The Count of Monte Cristo) | Alexandre Dumas | France | 1844
198 | El ruido de las cosas al caer (The Sound of Things Falling) | Juan Gabriel Vásquez | Colombia | 2011
199 | The Moviegoer | Walker Percy | U.S. | 1961
200 | Of Human Bondage | W. Somerset Maugham | U.K. | 1915
201 | The Red Badge of Courage | Stephen Crane | U.S. | 1895
202 | Great Expectations | Charles Dickens | U.K. | 1861
203 | Odin den' Ivana Denisovicha (One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich) | Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn | U.S.S.R. | 1962
204 | The Long Goodbye | Raymond Chandler | U.S. | 1953
205 | Imajica | Clive Barker | U.K. | 1991
206 | Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf | U.K. | 1925
207 | The Monk: A Romance | Matthew Lewis | U.K. | 1796
208 | Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen | U.K. | 1817
209 | Los de abajo (The Underdogs) | Mariano Azuela | Mexico | 1915
210 | The Road | Cormac McCarthy | U.S. | 2006
211 | The Black Dahlia | James Ellroy | U.S. | 1987
212 | The Old Man and the Sea | Ernest Hemingway | U.S. | 1952
213 | Pedro Páramo | Juan Rulfo | Mexico | 1955
214 | Mysterier (Mysteries) | Knut Hamsun | Norway | 1892
215 | Berlin Alexanderplatz | Alfred Döblin | Germany | 1929
216 | Nejimakitori Kuronikuru (The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle) | Haruki Murakami | Japan | 1995
217 | Hangover Square | Patrick Hamilton | U.K. | 1941
218 | Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea (Celestina) | Fernando de Rojas | Spain | 1499
219 | Napraforgó (Sunflower) | Gyula Krúdy | Austria-Hungary | 1918
220 | Les Gommes (The Erasers) | Alain Robbe-Grillet | France | 1953
221 | The Rosy Crucifixion (Sexus / Plexus / Nexus) | Henry Miller | U.S. | 1950-59
222 | The Octopus: A Story of California | Frank Norris | U.S. | 1901
223 | Insensatez (Senselessness) | Horacio Castellanos Moya | El Salvador | 2004
224 | Already Dead: A California Gothic | Denis Johnson | U.S. | 1997
225 | Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children’s Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death | Kurt Vonnegut | U.S. | 1969
226 | Der Schimmelreiter (The Rider on the White Horse) | Theodor Storm | Germany | 1888
227 | The Naked and the Dead | Norman Mailer | U.S. | 1948
228 | Nightmare Abbey | Thomas Love Peacock | U.K. | 1818
229 | Persuasion | Jane Austen | U.K. | 1817
230 | Ferdydurke | Witold Gombrowicz | Poland | 1937
231 | Geroy nashego vremeni (A Hero of Our Time) | Mikhail Lermontov | Russia | 1840
232 | Naked Lunch | William S. Burroughs | U.S. | 1959
233 | A Voyage to Arcturus | David Lindsay | U.K. | 1920
234 | The Drop Edge of Yonder | Rudolph Wurlitzer | U.S. | 2007
235 | Dreaming in Cuban | Cristina García | U.S. | 1992
236 | Starship Troopers | Robert A. Heinlein | U.S. | 1959
237 | Heinrich von Ofterdingen | Novalis | Germany | 1802
238 | Three Men in a Boat | Jerome K. Jerome | U.K. | 1889
239 | La última niebla (The House of Mist) | María Luisa Bombal | Chile | 1935
240 | Notre Dame des Fleurs (Our Lady of the Flowers) | Jean Genet | France | 1943
241 | L'histoire de l'oeil (Story of the Eye) | Georges Bataille | France | 1928
242 | Drop City | T.C. Boyle | U.S. | 2003
243 | Ironweed | William Kennedy | U.S. | 1983
244 | Black No More | George Schuyler | U.S. | 1931
245 | Sult (Hunger) | Knut Hamsun | Norway | 1890
246 | Henderson the Rain King | Saul Bellow | U.S. | 1959
247 | Of Mice and Men | John Steinbeck | U.S. | 1937
248 | How the Dead Live | Will Self | U.K. | 2000
249 | Native Son | Richard Wright | U.S. | 1940
250 | Tirano Banderas: Novela de tierra caliente (Tyrant Banderas) | Ramón María del Valle-Inclán | Spain | 1926

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby Listyguy » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:24 pm

Ok, unless anybody else alerts me that they are planning on submitting a list, voting is now closed! Expect the rollout of the results to start at the end of this week/beginning of next week!


Greg wrote:1 | Moby-Dick | Herman Melville | U.S. | 1851
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250 | Tirano Banderas: Novela de tierra caliente (Tyrant Banderas) | Ramón María del Valle-Inclán | Spain | 1926

Incredible list Greg! I'm in awe at the sheer volume of reading that you must have done to compile that list. Truly commendable.

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby Greg » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:18 pm

Listyguy wrote:the sheer volume of reading that you must have done


yeah, I have mixed feelings about that... :|

But thanks! Looking forward to the results

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby Duncan Thaw » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:49 pm

I'll submit my own list, just for fun.

In Scotland, we like to tell ourselves that we have produced a disproportionate volume of important literature. Unlike the claim that we are more socialistic or community-spirited than other parts of the UK, I think this one might be true, but it's impossible to tell with any certainty. For now, I'll content myself with saying there are a number of Scottish novels that I really love, and I've highlighted them in bold below.

1. The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
2. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
3. Bonfire Of The Vanities by Tom Wolfe
4. Lanark by Alasdair Gray
5.The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger
6. Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
7. The Grapes Of Wrath by John Steinbeck
8. The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend
9. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
10. A Disaffection by James Kelman
11. No Word From Gurb by Eduardo Mendoza
12. The Trick Is To Keep Breathing by Janice Galloway
13. The Private Memoirs And Confessions Of A Justified Sinner by James Hogg

14. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
15. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
16. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
17. Treasure Island by R. L. Stevenson
18. Its Colours They Are Fine by Alan Spence

19. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
20. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
21. A History Of The World In 10 1/2 Chapters by Julian Barnes
22. On Beauty by Zadie Smith
23. The Changeling by Robin Jenkins
24. We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
25. The Beach by Alex Garland
26. Junk by Melvin Burgess
27. The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time by Mark Haddon
28. NW by Zadie Smith
29. Animal Farm by George Orwell
30. A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving
31. 1984 by George Orwell
32. Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
33. In The Middle Of The Wood by Iain Crichton Smith
34. Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes
35. Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor
36. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
37. No Longer At Ease by Chinua Achebe
38. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
39. Jonathan Livingstone Seagull by Richard Bach
40. Orlando by Virginia Woolf
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