Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Favourite books

The Observer lists their Top fiction books of the past 25 years.

Their Top 10 are;

Disgrace (1999)
JM Coetzee

Money (1984)
Martin Amis

Earthly Powers (1980)
Anthony Burgess

Atonement (2001)
Ian McEwan

The Blue Flower (1995)
Penelope Fitzgerald

The Unconsoled (1995)
Kazuo Ishiguro

Midnight's Children (1981)
Salman Rushdie

The Remains of the Day (1989)
Kazuo Ishiguro

Amongst Women (1990)
John McGahern

That They May Face the Rising Sun (2001)
John McGahern

My Top 10 would be;

Atomised - Michel Houellebecq
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Atonement - Ian McKewan
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Attwood
Animal Farm - George Orwell
The Great Gatsby - Scott Fitzgerald
Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
Cocaine Nights/Super Cannes - J.G. Ballard