I was challenged to produce a list of ten ‘must-reads’. With the proviso that I have issues with the concept, here it is. Of course, this would be a different list were I to write it again tomorrow, and this list is restricted to fiction. I may produce a non-fiction version if I’m pressured enough…
Theses are not in order; that would be too challenging.
David Mitchell – The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
Nikos Kazantakis – The Last Temptation
Richard Bach – Illusions
Donna Tartt – The Secret History
Salman Rushdie – Midnight’s Children
Hermann Hesse – The Glass Bead Game
Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude
Terry Pratchett – Small Gods
Oriana Fallaci – A Man
Milan Kundera – The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
Of course, now I’m frustrated with what I had to leave out, and I’m sure I’ll wake up at two in the morning with an absolute inclusion which I forgot to include. Such is life.
What would your list look like? Feel free to add it in the comments…