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MY TWELVE FAVORITE NOVELS
(in alphabetical order)
As I Lay Dying
by William Faulkner
- My favorite novel by America's greatest novelist; it boggles the mind that Faulkner wrote this book in only six weeks.
Voltaire - Hilariously witty, stylistically brilliant, and savagely satirical, this masterpiece of 18th-century French literature
never grows old. (For a superior translation, click here
The Catcher in the Rye
by J.D. Salinger - My #1 favorite
novel of all time; it does not contain a single boring page, and Holden is as vivid and real as any character in world literature.
by Philip Roth - Just the sort of novel I love, short but moving, stylistically admirable and totally enjoyable.
Vladimir Nabokov - In my opinion the second greatest English-language novel of the 20th century behind only Ulysses
by Evelyn Waugh - In this hilarious satire of America's funeral industry, Mr. Waugh gives Voltaire a run for his money.
E.L. Doctorow - I love the style in which this novel is written, thoroughly original and highly entertaining.
by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. - As original a work as you will ever find, this novel enthralled me in college and inspired
some pretty poor attempts at imitation.
by Jerzy Kosinski - Bizarre, disturbing, haunting, this short book is less a novel
than a series of vignettes unified by tone and point of view.
by Albert Camus - Monsieur Camus proves
that among the philosophers, the existentialists make the best writers.
The Sun Also Rises
by Ernest Hemingway - My favorite
novel by still my favorite writer; who among us hasn't learned a thing or two about style from a study of Papa's work?
of these novels are not yet in the public domain; therefore I link to other material of interest regarding them.)
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