A Bend In The River by V.S. Naipaul

‘A Bend in The River’ is a 1979 historical novel written by Nobel Laureate Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, set in an unnamed town in Africa at a bend in the great river, after independence. The novel is narrated by Salim, an ethnically Indian Muslim man, a shopkeeper who believes ‘the world is what it is; men…

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Never Let Me Go is a 2005 sci-fi drama novel written by Nobel prize in Literature winner Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of The Day, The Unconsoled, The Artist of The Floating World), shortlisted for the man booker prize, even though it didn’t win, it received more acclaim than the one which won, The Sea by…

The Stand by Stephen King

The Stand by Stephen King is a post apocalypse horror/ science fiction epic novel originally published in 1978 which was a good 825 pages and further, an uncut version was released in 1990 which had a thick tome and amounted to a eye popping 1325 pages. The Stand was (and still is) a huge commercial success…

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

The Road is a 2006 apocalypse novel written by Cormac McCarthy which is recognised as one of his many masterpieces of American literature which garnered him the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2007 and James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction in 2006. It is highly recognised as the best apocalypse novel ever written alongside The Stand by…

A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth

A Suitable Boy is a 1993 romance historical fiction novel by Vikram Seth which is recognised as one of the most well received works of fiction by critics and readers alike. It is also popularly compared to the classic novels such as War and Peace, Middlemarch andClarissa. According to Vikram Seth, the biggest influence on A Suitable Boy…

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami

Hard- Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is a 1985 surrealistic science fiction novel by Haruki Murakami which is set in two fictional universes – Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the The End of the World. In both universes, there are two unnamed protagonists who narrate the story and their experiences with different people in…

A House for Mr Biswas by V.S. Naipaul

A House for Mr Biswas is a 1961 novel by Nobel Laureate in Literature- Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, set in Trinidad and follows the story of the protagonist, Mohun Biswas referred to as Mr Biswas in the novel. Mr Biswas is prophesied to be an unfortunate lecherous man who will bring bad luck to those around…

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami is a Japanese novel published in 1994-95. The English translation which I came across was the one published by Vintage and brilliantly translated by Jay Rubin. The book has a total page count of 607- which is longer than most of Haruki Murakami’s other acclaimed works. The novel…

Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee

‘Disgrace’ by J.M. Coetzee (1999) is one of the finest novels ever written according to multiple critics worldwide and proved to be a milestone for J.M. Coetzee as this novel earned him a Nobel Prize in Literature as well as the first writer to win the prestigious Booker prize a second time for Disgrace after…

The Remains of The Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

‘The Remains of The Day’ is a historical drama novel published in 1989 by 2017 Nobel Prize Winner Kazuo Ishiguro which won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 1989. One of the most highly acclaimed and respected novels of it’s time,as well as, of the post war literature genre. The novel,set around 1956, tells…