Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Fat Desert Island Novels

Ground rules: No thin books. Just chubbies. Tell me some that you would take. [And omit books about boat-building.]

My current contenders:
  1. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  2. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  3. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
  4. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  5. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
  6. A Man in Full by Tom Wolfe
  7. A Soldier of the Great War by Mark Helprin
  8. Memoir from Antproof Case by Mark Helprin
  9. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  10. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco


At 6:41 AM, Blogger Steve Layman said...

Without Remorse by Tom Clancy, Trinity by Leon Uris, Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini, David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, Killer Angels by Michael Shaara, HMS Surprise by Patrick O'Brian, Noble House by James Clavell

At 7:07 AM, Blogger Michael Wade said...


Great choices!



At 9:21 AM, Blogger Daniel Richwine said...

The Civil War, a Narrative by Shelby Foote (all 3 volumes).
Moby Dick
A Tale of Two Cities
The Count of Monte Cristo
All the King's Men
Robinson Caruso

These should keep me busy for a while.

At 10:12 AM, Blogger Michael Wade said...


A Tale of Two Cities came very close to making my list.

I plan on re-reading it this coming year.



At 10:24 AM, Blogger Chad Wren said...

Master and Commander.
The Far Pavilions.

At 10:57 AM, Blogger Michael Wade said...


It could be reasonably argued that Patrick O'Brian's entire Aubrey-Maturin series is one huge novel.

I remember The Far Pavilons. Didn't read it but it was giant.




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