Monday, August 28, 2006

All TIME 100 novels

Out of which I have read:

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
C.S. Lewis

The Lord of the Rings
J.R.R. Tolkien

On the Road
Jack Kerouac

I have only half-read, the following, shallow that I be:

Animal Farm
George Orwell

Gone With the Wind
Margaret Mitchell

Infinite Jest
David Foster Wallace

Invisible Man
Ralph Ellison

To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee

I might probably read:

The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger

Midnight's Children
Salman Rushdie

Mrs. Dalloway
Virginia Woolf

Books I think should be in this list:

Gregory David Roberts

The Black Album
Hanif Kureishi

Books I know someone will say should be in this list:

The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Milan Kundera

The World According To Garp
John Irving


I wouldn't know what books you think should be here unless you tell me too.


  1. Some suggestions:

    Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
    The Plague (Albert Camus)
    Girlfriend in a Coma (No, not the Smiths; Douglas Coupland)
    Junky (William S Borroughs)
    Snow Crash (Neal Stephenson)
    The Solitaire Mystery (Jostein Gaarder)

  2. Hey E, I've deleted my bloggie due to some twists of events.

    Here it is:

    Tentatively, that's the one. =)

  3. Hiroaki Protagonist: an eclectic mix, and all male authors. Will I like them too?

    Syl: I noticed it was spam hacked, so what happened huh?

  4. Dunno leh, just happen that all are male. The only female author I remember reading it Sue Townsend e.g Ghost Children + Adrian Mole diaries

  5. Since you liked Shantaram so much, I'll recommend another book which I'm sure that you will like ;)

    The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini


  6. Joseph: Kite Runner seems shitty to me leh, the first page and the reviews from trusted literary sources.

  7. venus in furs (leopold von sacer-masoch)

    the seducer's diary (soren kierkegaard)

    seduction (jean baudrillard)

    donner le mort (jacques derrida)

    story of the eye (georges bataille)