20 of the best contemporary fiction novels

A Listmania! list by Amazon Customer "clanktherabbit"
 
English Passengers
1.  English Passengers by Matthew Kneale
The list author says:
  "Clever,witty,poignant......almost perfect reading"
£7.19   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)

Middlesex
2.  Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
The list author says:
  "An intelligent book,spanning three generations of Greek immigrants"
£8.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Red Mars (Mars Trilogy)
3.  Red Mars (Mars Trilogy) by Kim Stanley Robinson
The list author says:
  "Science fiction becomes montonous,this is future history at its finest."
£5.58   Used & New from: £0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

The Church of Dead Girls
4.  The Church of Dead Girls by Stephen Dobyns
The list author says:
  "An excellent crime thriller mystery."
Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

See buying options
Shutter Island
5.  Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
The list author says:
  "Best book Ive read in years.The ending WILL blow your mind."
Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (162 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

See buying options
Northern Lights (His Dark Materials)
6.  Northern Lights (His Dark Materials) by Philip Pullman
The list author says:
  "Desreves far more praise than the Potter books.Beautiful and imaginitve."
Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (824 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

See buying options
The Salesman
7.  The Salesman by Joseph O'Connor
The list author says:
  "This book will stay in your mind for a long time"
£8.09   Used & New from: £0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

The Good German
8.  The Good German by Joseph Kanon
The list author says:
  "fascinating post-war Germany novel"
£8.99   Used & New from: £0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

Lucky You
9.  Lucky You by Carl Hiaasen
The list author says:
  "Funny.environmentally friendly and only slightly sick"
Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

See buying options
The Wimbledon Poisoner
10.  The Wimbledon Poisoner by Nigel Williams
The list author says:
  "An skewed look at suburbia and hatred"
Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

See buying options
The Buddha of Suburbia
11.  The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi
The list author says:
  "why havent you read this yet?"
Used & New from: £0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)

See buying options
The Wasp Factory
12.  The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
The list author says:
  "Bizarre,disturbing and I love it"
£7.54   Used & New from: £0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (375 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

A Prayer For Owen Meany
13.  A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving
The list author says:
  "you will fall in love with young master meany"
£7.19   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (190 customer reviews)

Making History
14.  Making History by Stephen Fry
The list author says:
  "Alterantive history and Frys humour.....winning book"
£6.39   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)

Life Of Pi
15.  Life Of Pi by Yann Martel
The list author says:
  "a classic.read it and marvel"
£7.19   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,905 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Long Firm
16.  The Long Firm by Jake Arnott
The list author says:
  "swinging london and gangsters..great"
Used & New from: £0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

See buying options
Day of the Triffids
17.  Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
The list author says:
  "forget the stand and 28 days later...this is THE end of the world book"
Out of stock
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (180 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Weaveworld (Voyager Classics)
18.  Weaveworld (Voyager Classics) by Clive Barker
The list author says:
  "lose yourself in weaveworld"
£7.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)

1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four
19.  1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
The list author says:
  "best book ever written?"
£12.41   Used & New from: £7.67
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (739 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

To Kill A Mockingbird
20.  To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The list author says:
  "i love this book.do yourself a favour and read it today"
£5.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,069 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

More Actions

Discover more about this author
 See all of their Listmania! lists
Make your own list
 Create a Listmania! list
View your page on Amazon.co.uk
 Go to Your Profile page

Customer Discussions about products in this list
Discussion Replies Latest Post
Why is this book not available on Kindle? 3 20 Oct 2013
Wasp Factory other similar novels. 2 19 Mar 2013
Kindle edition 0 1 Oct 2012
Religous controvesy 4 6 May 2012
Books which match, beat The Life of Pi? 13 10 Apr 2012
Definitive book of the 20th century? 5 25 Jan 2012
half way through to kill a mockingbird... 1 5 Sep 2011
What is the best way for a book club to decide on a book? 0 15 Dec 2010
Shutter Island / Lehane Novels 3 18 Apr 2010
Definitive book of the 20th century? 4 6 Feb 2010
Why are people doing theses on this? 0 16 Jan 2010
steampunk/gaslight novels-recommendations 0 9 Dec 2009
 
   

About this Listmania!

 

Author

Amazon Customer "clanktherabbit"
Qualifications: medical professional
Last updated: 04/10/2004
Report abuse
    

More Listmania!

 

Books everyone should read Books everyone should read

Books everyone should read: A list of 15 items by R. Rouf "rouf2"

Essential Books For Mature Teens Essential Books For Mature Teens

Essential Books For Mature Teens: A list of 10 items by Claire Frances

My recommendations My recommendations

My recommendations: A list of 15 items by David Lawrence

My Latest Must Reads My Latest Must Reads

My Latest Must Reads: A list of 19 items by "rtatum21"

The best sci-fi novels ever The best sci-fi novels ever

The best sci-fi novels ever: A list of 11 items by Dr. S. Jackson "Stu Jackson"