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My top ten novels

Darran "x-rayspe-x"
 
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Penguin Classics)
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Penguin Classics)
"The most typical novel in world literature.  Beloved by Joyce, Nietzsche, Woolf, Diderot, Goethe, Beckett etc... you get the picture"
The Trial (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Trial (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Kafka is beyond our feeble comprehension."
The Man without Qualities
The Man without Qualities
"This stupendously written novel is the greatest display of meditation, thought and comprehension I have ever come across. It shows why the novel is a better tool for examining existence than philosoph"
The Magic Mountain
The Magic Mountain
"An awesome novel by someone who seems to know everything."
Ulysses (Penguin Modern Classics)
Ulysses (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Possibly humanity's single greatest achievement."
The Brothers Karamazov (Penguin Classics)
The Brothers Karamazov (Penguin Classics)
"The most profound novelist"
A Sentimental Education (Oxford World's Classics)
A Sentimental Education (Oxford World's Classics)
"Along with Ulysses this is the greatest portrayal what it is to be alive"
Bleak House (Oxford World's Classics)
Bleak House (Oxford World's Classics)
"Dickens is like a force of nature. He a story telling magician, and Dostoyevsky and Kafka both adored him."
Tender Is the Night (Wordsworth Classics)
Tender Is the Night (Wordsworth Classics)
"Fitzgerald captures beauty like no one else."
Lolita (Everyman's Library Classics)
Lolita (Everyman's Library Classics)
"Except Nabakov. I have to admit i've never read Proust, Tolstoy or George Eliott if you're wondering why they're missing"