2010 Reviews

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93 – Emma by Jane Austen
92 – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
91 – Purge by Sofi Oksanen
90 – Saturday by Ian McEwan
89 – Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro
88 – Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann
87 – Cafe Scheherazade by Arnold Zable
86 – He Knew He Was Right by Anthony Trollope
85 – Selected Shorter Fiction by Elizabeth Gaskell
84 – Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
83 – Kusamakura by Natsume Soseki
82 – American Gods by Neil Gaiman
81 – Diary of a Mad Old Man by Jun’ichiro Tanizaki
80 – The Daylight and the Dust by Janet Frame
79 – An Equal Music by Vikram Seth
78 – Der Erlkönig by Michel Tournier
77 – The Story of Philosophy by Brian Magee
76 – Devils by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
75 – The Key by Jun’ichiro Tanizaki
74 – The Wings of the Dove by Henry James
73 – The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories by Various Writers
72 – King Lear by William Shakespeare
71 – Le Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac
70 – The Lifted Veil & Brother Jacob by George Eliot
69 – The Jesus Man by Christos Tsiolkas
68 – Wo Warst Du, Adam? by Heinrich Böll
67 – Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
66 – Botchan by Natsume Soseki
65 – The People’s Train by Tom Keneally
64 – A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
63 – Quicksand by Jun’ichiro Tanizaki
62 – Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf
61 – A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
60 – Ilustrado by Miguel Syjuco
59 – South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami
58 – Asleep by Banana Yoshimoto
57 – Drei Kameraden by Erich Maria Remarque
56 – The Innocent by Ian McEwan
55 – The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
54 – Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby
53 – Die vertauschten Köpfe & Das Gesetz by Thomas Mann
52 – Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
51 – Sanshiro by Natsume Soseki
50 – The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope
49 – A Flag on the Island by V.S. Naipaul
48 – The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
47 – The Waves by Virginia Woolf
46 – Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
45 – Thaw by Fiona Robyn
44 – Mr Stone and the Knights Companion by V.S. Naipaul
43 – Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
42 – after the quake by Haruki Murakami
41 – Gladius Dei/ Tristan/ Schwere Stunde/ Der Tod in Venedig by Thomas Mann
40 – La Chute by Albert Camus
39 – Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
38 – The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope
37 – I Am A Cat by Soseki Natsume
36 – Loaded by Christos Tsiolkas
35 – The Suffrage of Elvira by V.S. Naipaul
34 – Der Besuch der Alten Dame by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
33 – Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
32 – The Dove’s Nest and other Stories & Unfinished Stories by Katherine Mansfield
31 – Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
30 – Hokkaido Highway Blues by Will Ferguson
29 – After the Banquet by Yukio Mishima
28 – Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope
27 – A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
26 – Life is Elsewhere by Milan Kundera
25 – Dead Europe by Christos Tsiolkas
24 – His Illegal Self by Peter Carey
23 – The True Story of Butterfish by Nick Earls
22 – After Dark by Haruki Murakami
21 – number9dream by David Mitchell
20 – L’Étranger by Albert Camus
19 – Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope
18 – Bliss and Other Stories & The Garden Party and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield
17 – A House for Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul
16 – Paula Spencer by Roddy Doyle
15 – The Woman Who Walked Into Doors by Roddy Doyle
14 – Irisches Tagebuch by Heinrich Böll
12a – The Makioka Sisters by Jun’ichiro Tanizaki
12 – Laughable Loves by Milan Kundera
11 – Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
10 – Ghostwritten by David Mitchell
9 – In a German Pension & Something Childish and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield
8 – The Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Yukio Mishima
7 – Die Leiden des Jungen Werthers by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
6 – The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy
5 – The Van by Roddy Doyle
4 – The Iliad by Homer
3 – Orlando by Virginia Woolf
2 – On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
1 – The Warden by Anthony Trollope

2 thoughts on “2010 Reviews

  1. Hi Tony, I just finished reading your reviews for 2010. Books I want to read for myself are:
    – Honoré de Balzac: Père Goriot
    – Thomas Mann: Buddenbrooks
    – David Mitchell: Cloud atlas
    – Jun’ichiro Tanizaki: Quicksand
    – Virginia Woolf: A room of one’s own
    As for Anthony Trollope, I am not sure yet. With which of his books should I start according to you? Now for 2011, greetings, Erik

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    1. Erik – Some good choices there 🙂

      As for Trollope, I always recommend starting with ‘The Warden’, the first of the six Barchester novels, even if it isn’t his best. The reason is that the second Barchester novel, ‘Barchester Towers’ is excellent, and many of the characters are introduced in ‘The Warden’ 🙂

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