2009 Reviews

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91 – Gott ist Rund – Die Kultur des Fußballs by Dirk Schümer
90 – The Decay of the Angel by Yukio Mishima
89 – Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
88 – Dance Dance Dance by Haruki Murakami
87 – Also Sprach Bellavista by Luciano De Crescenzo
86 – The World from Italy by George Negus
85 – David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
84 – The Woman in the Dunes by Kobo Abe
83 – Der Weg Zurück by Erich Maria Remarque
82 – The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
81 – The President’s Last Love by Andrey Kurkov
80 – A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami
79 – The Temple of Dawn by Yukio Mishima
78 – The Twyborn Affair by Patrick White
77 – A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
76 – Stasiland by Anna Funder
75 – Gruppenbild mit Dame by Heinrich Böll
74 – Pinball, 1973 by Haruki Murakami
73 – A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
72 – Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
71 – The Death of Ivan Ilyich & Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy
70 – The Lemon Table by Julian Barnes
69 – Katz und Maus by Günter Grass
68 – Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle
67 – Runaway Horses by Yukio Mishima
66 – Dubliners by James Joyce
65 – The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
64 – The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
63 – Amrita by Banana Yoshimoto
62 – The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
61 – Scenes from Clerical Life by George Eliot
60 – Hear the Wind Sing by Haruki Murakami
59 – Die Verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum by Heinrich Böll
58 – Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
57 – The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevesky
56 – Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy
55 – Spring Snow by Yukio Mishima
54 – Our Fathers by Andrew O’Hagan
53 – Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
52 – Das Versprechen by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
51 – Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
50 – The Complete Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
49 – The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
48 – Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami
47 – The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
46 – Der Prozeß by Franz Kafka
45 – Notes from Underground & The Double by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
44 – One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
43 – Headgames by Nick Earls
42 – The Classical World by Robin Lane Fox
41 – Medea/Hecabe/Electra/Heracles by Euripedes
40 – Soul Mountain by Gao Xingjian
39 – Les Récrés du Petit Nicolas by René Goscinny and Jean-Jacques Sempé
38 – Atonement by Ian McEwan
37 – Getting Rich First – Life in a Changing China by Duncan Hewitt
36 – What Maisie Knew by Henry James
35 – Breath by Tim Winton
34 – Middlemarch by George Eliot
33 – Forbidden Colours by Yukio Mishima
32 – The Universe by Richard Osborne
31 – Remembering Babylon by David Malouf
30 – Der Verdacht by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
29 – Der Richter und sein Henker by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
28 – Wish You were Here by Mike Gayle
27 – My Favourite Wife by Tony Parsons
26 – The Family Way by Tony Parsons
25 – Ulysses by James Joyce
24 – A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
23 – Billard um Halbzehn by Heinrich Böll
22 – Blind Faith by Ben Elton
21 – The Riders by Tim Winton
20 – Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
19 – Songs from the Other Side of the Wall by Dan Holloway
18 – Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
17 – Candide by Voltaire
16 – Slam by Nick Hornby
15 – A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
14 – Howard’s End by E.M. Forster
12a – Buying a Fishing Rod for my Grandfather by Gao Xingjiang
12 – How to Study Business Law by Glenda Crosling and Helen Murphy
11 – Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
10 – The Theban Plays by Sophocles
9 – How to Be Good by Nick Hornby
8 – Bleak House by Charles Dickens
7 – Persuasion by Jane Austen
6 – Ansichten eines Clowns by Heinrich Böll
5 – Silas Marner by George Eliot
4 – To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
3 – Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
2 – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
1 – Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence

2 thoughts on “2009 Reviews

  1. Hi Tony, I just finished reading all your reviews of the year 2009. You write wonderful and the most books you read sound interesting. On reading your reviews, these are the books you reviewed I want to read myself:
    – Heinrich Böll: Die verlorene Ehre der Katherine Blüm
    – George Eliot: Middlemarch: I started reading this in a Dutch translation, but I was not fond of the translation. I”ll try to read this in the original
    – Robin Lane Fox: The classical world. I want to read this to get more insight in the history of the classical world.
    – Yukio Mishima: The sea of fertility, the books have arrived.
    – Salman Rushdie: I started this, but never finished it, I”ll give it another try.
    Now on to reading your reviews of 2010. Greetings, Erik


    1. Erik – Wow – I can’t believe you read all these reviews (then again, I can’t believe I wrote them…). Now I know how writers feel when the short stories they wrote as teenagers get published 😉


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