Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Remote Island: Five Novels

You are stranded on a remote island. Although there is sufficient food and water, it is unlikely that you will be rescued soon. Fortunately, the one trunk that floated ashore contains five novels that could keep you well entertained for decades. 

What are they?

[My choices would be: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy; Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray; Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry; The Balkan Trilogy by Olivia Manning; and A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.]


Wally Bock said...

Here's my list

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
New York: The Novel by Ernest Rutherfurd
The Winds of War by Herman Wouk

Michael Wade said...


That is an interesting list.



Dan in Philly said...

Knowing my luck, I'll have all the books but will have forgotten my reading glasses, ala Twilight Zone.

Michael Wade said...


No one who watched that episode ever forgot it.