My ten favorite fiction books of all-time

And these are in no particular order. It’s hard enough choosing the top ten. I won’t even try to rank them.

1. Ulysses, by James Joyce (I have a love/hate relationship with this book. I’ve read it five complete times. It’s as though I have battered reader syndrome. It beats me up, but I keep coming back to it.)

2. Poland, by James Michener (No one has taken it on the chin over the centuries quite like the Polish…except maybe Polish Jews.)

3. Atlas Sgrugged, by Ayn Rand (A dystopian prophecy that is now being fulfilled by contemporary leftists.)

4. The Prince of Tides, by Pat Conroy (The movie does not do the book justice.)

5. 1984, by George Orwell (I read this in high school. It scared the crap out of me.)

6. The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien (My first foray into Tolkien’s fantasy world. I did not want to leave it.)

7. Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck (If you’re looking for a happy ending, do not read this book.)

8. Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo (I can’t believe I actually finished this one. It’s like ten different novels sewn into one.)

9. The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair (Yes, I know Sinclair was a socialist. Still, it’s fabulously conceived and written.)

10. Slaughterhouse Five, by Kirt Vonnegut (By far it’s the shortest novel on the list. A very strange story, but highly entertaining.)

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One thought on “My ten favorite fiction books of all-time

  1. I’m in the middle of watching a documentary on Ayn Rand’s writing of Atlas Sgrugged on Netflix. Pretty good so far. Atlas Shrugged is the few books/movies I’ve blogged about. Great choice for your list.

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