Top Ten Novels (update 2012)

June 2, 2012

UPDATE: Near ten years has gone by. Many more books read. So some are getting bumped.

Another Top Ten List.

  1. The Book of the New Sun – Gene Wolfe
  2. The Book of the Dun Cow – Walter Wangerin Jr.
  3. The Warhound and the World’s Pain – Michael Moorcock
  4. Neuromancer – William Gibson
  5. Wolverine – Chris Claremont and Frank Miller
  6. The Black Company – Glen Cook
  7. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  8. The Foundation Trilogy – Issac Asimov
  9. Coriolanus – Shakespeare
  10. Gates of Fire – Stephen Pressfield

Honorable mentions: A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess (5:2003)The Ililad and the Odyssey – Homer (technically a poem, sue me. 10:2003) Ulysses – James Joyce (9: 2003), The Last Temptation of Christ – Nikos Kazantzakis (6: 2003), Slaughterhouse 5 – Kurt Vonnegut, The Sun also Rises – Ernest Hemingway, Les Liaisons Dangereuses – Choderlos de Laclos, The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliver – Stephen R. Donaldson, The Fifth Head of Cerberus – Gene Wolfe
*Not in any particular order.

NOTE: For 2012 I decided to add any literary medium that was formative for me. Hence some of the more ‘classic’ pieces being bumped to honorable mention.