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Expand your library!,
This review is from: Ninety-nine Novels: The Best in English Since 1939 - A Personal Choice (Paperback)
This little book gives a great way to discover some authors that otherwise may have passed you by. Burgess devotes a page or two per book to his personal choice of the 99 best English language novels published since 1939. Unlike normal book reviews, all of the novels mentioned gave him pleasure to read.
I have found the entries on the earlier books (Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh say) especially useful, since there are plenty of reviews of current books elsewhere, but with established authors, how do you admit to not knowing where to start?
Anthony Burgess' text is as enjoyable as his novels and other works, so no page is wasted, and you are highly likely, I think, to want to follow up at least some of his choices.