2011 Reviews

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123 – The Fix by Nick Earls
122 – Popular Music by Mikael Niemi
121 – Open Door by Iosi Havilio
120 – 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (Book 1, Book 2, Book 3)
119 – Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
118 – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
117 – Der Engel schwieg by Heinrich Böll
116 – Traumnovelle by Arthur Schnitzler
115 – Schachnovelle by Stefan Zweig
114 – Das Erdbeben in Chili by Heinrich von Kleist
113 – Die Marquise von O… by Heinrich von Kleist
112 – Michael Kohlhaas by Heinrich von Kleist
111 – Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)
110 – Der Sonntag, an dem ich Weltmeister wurde by F.C. Delius
109 – Die schwarze Spinne by Jeremias Gotthelf
108 – Der Schuß von der Kanzel by Conrad Ferdinand Meyer
107 – Das Schloß by Franz Kafka (Act One, Act Two, Act Three, Director’s Cut)
106 – Bahnwärter Thiel & Der Apostel by Gerhart Hauptmann
105 – Und sagte kein einziges Wort by Heinrich Böll
104 – All the Lights (Die Nacht, die Lichter) by Clemens Meyer
103 – Die Kinder beruhigte das nicht by Alois Hotschnig
102 – A Personal Matter by Kenzaburo Oe
101 – All That I Am by Anna Funder
100 – Die Elixiere des Teufels by E.T.A. Hoffmann
99 – That Deadman Dance by Kim Scott
98 – Beauty and Sadness by Yasunari Kawabata
97 – Jenseitsnovelle by Matthias Politycki
96 – The Street Sweeper by Elliot Perlman
95 – The White Trail by Fflur Dafydd
94 – Violin Lessons by Arnold Zable
93 – Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope
92 – Spirit of Progress by Steven Carroll
91 – Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami
90 – Sorekara (And Then) by Natsume Soseki
89 – Scraps of Heaven by Arnold Zable
88 – Mathias Bichler by Lena Christ
87 – Die Verwandlung by Franz Kafka
86 – Erinnerungen einer Überflüssigen by Lena Christ
85 – Die Glücksritter by Joseph von Eichendorff
84 – Leutnant Gustl & Fräulein Else by Arthur Schnitzler
83 – Frau Jenny Treibel by Theodor Fontane
82 – Die Judenbuche by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff
81 – Literary Theory – A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan Culler
80 – The Sound and The Fury by William Faulkner
79 – Novelle by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
78 – Unterhaltungen deutscher Ausgewanderten by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
77 – Selected Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke
76 – Die Leute von Seldwyla (Band 1) by Gottfried Keller
75 – Der Schimmelreiter by Theodor Storm
74 – The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
73 – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
72 – North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
71 – The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë
70 – Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
69 – Adam Bede by George Eliot
68 – Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
67 – The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
66 – The Lost Life by Steven Carroll
65 – The Children’s Bach by Helen Garner
64 – The Reasons I Won’t Be Coming by Elliot Perlman
63 – Bildnis der Mutter als junge Frau by F.C. Delius
62 – Sartoris by William Faulkner
61 – Silence by Shusaku Endo
60 – Felix Holt: The Radical by George Eliot
59 – Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre by Goethe
58 – The Master of Go by Yasunari Kawabata
57 – Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
56 – Indelible Ink by Fiona McGregor
55 – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button… by F. Scott Fitzgerald
54 – Tomorrow Pamplona by Jan van Mersbergen
53 – Unwiederbringlich by Theodor Fontane
52 – Praise by Andrew McGahan
51 – The Setting Sun by Osamu Dazai
50 – My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
49 – The Time We Have Taken by Steven Carroll
48 – When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro
47 – Storm’s Short Stories and Novellas by Theodor Storm
46 – Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
45 – The Autumn of the Patriarch by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 – Liebe deinen Nächsten by Erich Maria Remarque
43 – The Spare Room by Helen Garner
42 – The Multiple Effects of Rainshadow by Thea Astley
41 – 1988 by Andrew McGahan
40 – The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami
39 – Kokoro by Natsume Soseki
38 – Du Côté de chez Swann by Marcel Proust
37 – Rudin by Ivan Turgenev
36 – Plumb by Maurice Gee
35 – Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow by Jerome K. Jerome
34 – The Rope of Man by Witi Ihimaera
33 – Kafka’s Short Stories by Franz Kafka
32 – Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
31 – The Bone People by Keri Hulme
30 – Tonio Kröger by Thomas Mann
29 – The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera
28 – The Rector & The Doctor’s Family by Margaret Oliphant
27 – Faces in the Water by Janet Frame
26 – The Gift of Speed by Steven Carroll
25 – Autofiction by Hitomi Kanehara
24 – The Man Who Painted Agnieszka’s Shoes by Dan Holloway
23 – Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
22 – Sanctuary by Edith Wharton
21 – Three Men on the Bummel by Jerome K. Jerome
20 – An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
19 – Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
17 – Rabbit, Run by John Updike
14 – Plays and Petersburg Tales by Nikolai Gogol
12a – Three men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome

11 – The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan
10 – An Open Swimmer by Tim Winton
9 – Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata
8 – Solar by Ian McEwan
7 – The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope
6 – The Silent Cry by Kenzaburo Oe
5 – The Art of the Engine Driver by Steven Carroll
4 – An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope
3 – Amerika by Franz Kafka
2 – The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
1 – Hard-Boiled Wonderland and The End of the World by Haruki Murakami

2 thoughts on “2011 Reviews

  1. Hi Tony, I read your reviews of 2011. Books I want to read for myself are:
    – Ryonosuke Akutagawa: Rashomon and seventeen other stories
    – Steven Caroll: The art of the engine driver
    – Shusake Endo: Silence
    – Theodor Fontane: Effi Briest
    – Yasunara Kawabata: The master of go & Thousand cranes
    – Jan van Mersbergen: Tomoorrow Pamplona
    – Kenzaburo Öe: The silent cry
    – Stefan Zweig: Chess
    Greetings, Erik

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    1. Erik – Some good choices there 🙂 ‘Silence’ was probably the best individual book I read that year, but all of the above were interesting too. I really want to try more by Steven Carroll, especially as another book in the same series was released this year.

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