Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Novels that blew my mind

In more or less the order they overwhelmed me.

THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER


THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN


ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (ANNOTATIONS: GARDNER)



THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS (ANNOTATIONS: GARDNER)

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

ANIMAL FARM

1984

BEND SINISTER

THE ODYSSEY (TR. LATTIMORE)

OF MICE AND MEN

LOLITA




PALE FIRE

ADA

OLIVER TWIST

A TALE OF TWO CITIES




MOBY-DICK

DON QUIXOTE

LES MISERABLES





ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST

NICHOLAS NICKLEBY

THE SUN ALSO RISES

CATCH-22

SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE




BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS

THE SIRENS OF TITAN

FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS

THE BELL JAR

THE UNIVERSAL BASEBALL ASSOCIATION, J. HENRY WAUGH, PROPRIETOR

THE CATCHER IN THE RYE



HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE

WISE BLOOD

EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP

THE PAINTED BIRD

FATHERS AND SONS

ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE



THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST

BREATHING LESSONS

BACK WHEN WE WERE GROWNUPS

BEOWULF (TR. HEANEY)




FREEDOM

THE SEA

THE ROAD


THE BEGINNER'S GOODBYE

A VERY BRITISH ENDING