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Lazy Man's Guide to Great Books Under 400 Pages.

Uncle Stiltskin "the shape of a fire hydrant"
 
Zorba the Greek
Zorba the Greek
"Zorba!! One of Literature's most enduring characters. 315 p. The intellectual writer writes about life, his friend, Zorba, lives it to the full."
The Call of the Wild
The Call of the Wild
"A book told from the dog's point of view? Yepper and loving it! First book to ever sell a million copies. 144 p. Or maybe it was make a million dollars."
The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye
"208 p. May have to read it twice to really absorb what a masterpiece it is. An in depth and clear character study."
The Pearl (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Pearl (Penguin Modern Classics)
"128 p. Steinbeck wastes no words. Each paragraph is lean and furthers the story. No dwelling upon the color of the flowers or what type of wood the table is made from."
Tuesdays With Morrie: An old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson
Tuesdays With Morrie: An old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson
"Ahhh life! 203 p. We all seem to take it for granted until we are on the brink of death."
The Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives
The Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives
"227 p. Eastern philosophy put into a very readable and likeable story. First book, besides The Grinch, that I read in one sitting."
The Maverick Poets: An Anthology
The Maverick Poets: An Anthology
"The best of New Poetry. No moon/june rhymes in here. This is deeply emotional and satisfying stuff. Tough to find, but worth it."
Tao Te Ching: The Book of the Way
Tao Te Ching: The Book of the Way
"The crown of Eastern thought. 128 p. Better than Buddhism. Taoism can coexist peacefully within the same person with Christianity. So don't freak out fellow Christians."
Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting (Methuen Film)
Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting (Methuen Film)
"If you want to write a GOOD screenplay, this is what you need. 477p. Yeah I know- over 400. But worth it."
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-drugs-and Rock 'n' Roll Generation Changed Hollywood
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-drugs-and Rock 'n' Roll Generation Changed Hollywood
"If you're into the film biz, check it out. A bit too much like a trashy gossip rag, but has some good insight into the independent spirit of filmmaking."