Monday, November 17, 2008

List-o-Phile Monday

Continuing the 1,001 Books list…here are the second group of 100 from the 1900s (reverse chronological order)

The 2000s
The first 100 of the 1900s

  1. Regeneration – Pat Barker
  2. Downriver – Iain Sincliar
  3. Senor Vivo and the Coca Lord – Louis de Bernieres
  4. Wise Children – Angela Carter
  5. Everything Get Shorty – Elmore Leonard
  6. Amongst Women – John McGahern
  7. Vineland – Thomas Pynchon
  8. Stone Junction – Jim Dodge
  9. The Music of Chance – Paul Auster
  10. The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien
  11. A Home at the End of the World – Michael Cunningham
  12. Like Life – Lorrie Moore
  13. Possession – A.S. Byatt
  14. The Buddha of Suburbia – Hanif Kureishi
  15. The Midnight Examiner – William Kotzwinkle
  16. A Disaffection – James Kelman
  17. Sexing the Cherry – Jeanette Winterson
  18. Moon Palace – Paul Auster
  19. Billy Bathgate –E.L. Doctorow
  20. Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
  21. The Melancholy of Resistance – Laszlo Krasznahorkai
  22. The Temple of My Familiar – Alice Walker
  23. The Trick is to Keep Breathing – Janice Galloway
  24. The History of the Siege of Lisbon – Jose Saramago
  25. Like Water for Chocolate – Laura Esquivel
  26. A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
  27. London Fields – Martin Amis
  28. The Book of Evidence – John Banville
  29. Cat’s Eye – Margaret Atwood
  30. Foucault’s Pendulum – Umberto Eco
  31. The Beautiful Room is Empty – Edmund White
  32. Wittgenstein’s Mistress – David Markson
  33. The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie
  34. The Swimming Pool Library – Alan Hollinghurst
  35. Oscar and Lucinda – Peter Carey
  36. Libra – Don Delillo
  37. The Player of Games – Ian Banks
  38. Nervous Conditions – Tsitsi Dangarembga
  39. The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul – Douglas Adams
  40. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Douglas Adams
  41. The Radiant Way – Margaret Drabble
  42. The Afternoon of a Writer – Peter Handke
  43. The Black Dahlia – James Ellroy
  44. The Passion – Jeanette Winterson
  45. The Pigeon – Patrick Suskind
  46. A Child in Time – Ian McEwan
  47. Cigarettes – Harry Mathews
  48. The Bonfire of the Vanities – Tom Wolfe
  49. The New York Trilogy – Paul Auster
  50. World’s End – T. Coraghessan Boyle
  51. Enigma of Arrival – V.S. Naipaul
  52. The Taebek Mountains – Jo Jung-Rae
  53. Beloved – Toni Morrison
  54. Anagrams – Lorrie Moore
  55. Matigari – Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
  56. Marya – Joyce Carol Oates
  57. Watchmen – Alan Moore and David Gibbons
  58. The Old Devils – Kingsley Amis
  59. Lost Language of Cranes – David Leavitt
  60. An Artist of the Floating World – Kazuo Ishiguro
  61. Extinction – Thomas Bernhard
  62. Foe – J.M. Coetzee
  63. The Drowned and the Saved – Primo Levi
  64. Reasons to Live – Amy Hempel
  65. The Parable of the Blind – Gert Hofmann
  66. Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  67. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit – Jeanette Winterson
  68. The Cider House Rules – John Irving
  69. A Maggot – John Fowles
  70. Less Than Zero – Bret Easton Ellis
  71. Contact – Carl Sagan
  72. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  73. Perfume – Patrick Suskind
  74. Old Masters – Thomas Bernhard
  75. White Noise – Don Delillo
  76. Queer – William Burroughs
  77. Hawksmoor – Peter Ackroyd
  78. Legend – David Gemmell
  79. Dictionary of the Khazars – Milorad Pavi
  80. The Bus Conductor Hines – James Kelman
  81. The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis – Jose Saramago
  82. The Lover – Marguerite Duras
  83. Empire of the Sun – J.G. Ballard
  84. The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
  85. Nights at the Circus – Angela Carter
  86. The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera
  87. Blood and Guts in High School – Kathy Acker
  88. Neuromancer – William Gibson
  89. Flaubert’s Parrot – Julian Barnes
  90. Money: A Suicide Note – Martin Amis
  91. Shame – Salman Rushdie
  92. Worstward Ho – Samuel Beckett
  93. Fools of Fortune – William Trevor
  94. La Brava – Elmore Leonard
  95. Waterland - Graham Swift
  96. The Life and Times of Michael K – J.M. Coetzee
  97. The Diary of Jane Somers – Doris Lessing
  98. The Piano Teacher – Elfriede Jelinek
  99. The Sorrow of Belgium – Hugo Claus
  100. If Now Now, When? – Primo Levi

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