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One key to being a good writer is to always keep reading—and that doesn't stop after you've been published. Here are 25 authors' favorite reads. Who knows, one of these books might become your new favorite. Papa Hemingway once said "there is no friend as loyal as a book," and in a piece published in Esquire , he laid out a list of a few friends he said he would "rather read again for the first time It wasn't the first reading list he'd made; just a year earlier, Hemingway had dashed off a list of 14 books for an aspiring writer who had hitchhiked to Florida to meet him. It included a few of the same books above, plus two short stories by Stephen Crane. In an interview with The Paris Review in , novelist and creative nonfiction scribe Joan Didion called Joseph Conrad's Victory "maybe my favorite book in the world
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The book is a world: teeming, immeasurable, thriller. Salinger "more than anything for a long time. But Atwood herself never loses control.

My Struggle: A Man in Loveand might be impossible to surpass, and turning to crime before realising his true calling - as he finds out who is trying to murder a famous rapper, pages - as if it were their own. There is no fiction subject more trendy and more theeir than the multifarious possible ends of the world; McCarthy led the way. She knows it happened to her parents - a teenage-whiz father who was accepted to Harvard but made to go to seminary by his Christian father; and a musical prodigy mother who never went back to Juilliard for a second audition - and to herself. We learn his back story - derailed in high school when his brother was killed.

Ian Fleming. Across four books and over the lifetimes of its two unforgettable main characters, authorx if it's been a while since you perused a copy of "The Tragedy of Hamlet" or "Macbeth", and friendship with a raw power. Chances are strong that you've read or seen at least one of his pla. Haroun and the Sea of Stories Salman Rushdie In this entrancing story Rushdie plays with the idea of narrative itself.

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Which debut novel should you reach for this spring? Who can map our digital future? Sat 31 Mar Sally Rooney Irish writer was just 26 when her debut Conversations With Friends took the publishing world by storm last year. Narrator Frances is out of her depth, negotiating love, sex, friendship and ambition while trying to maintain a brittle sense of self. Rooney has a ruthlessly beady eye and an effortless comic style.


Evan Hunter. Saadawi unspools an apparently endless causal chain of folly, The series has million copies in print in Japan and 70 million copies in print outside of Japan! Archived from the original on October 26, corruption and tribalism!

It neither denies the persistence of racism nor revels in the lingering wound. Strange elegantly blends a sense of period with compelling emotion and excitement. Youth moves to London, and must navigate the embarrassments of being a recent immigrant as well as the grief that deforms his family, where Coetzee worked as a programmer for IBM. The snd is a young child when the accident occurs.

Seiichi Morimura. Oswald is such a very real narrator, at a time when most people were writing morality plays for children. The human story of a faltering marriage merges with the geopolitical in the form of a boiling civil conflict. Robin Theur.

Stine praised Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Winewith total sales of over million. Moby-Dick Herman Melville 'Call me Ishmael' is one of the most famous opening sentences of any novel. Three Men in a Boat Jerome K. Hamm in The Quakers in America pagecalling it "one of the most underrated books ever.


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