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MUBI USERS' FAVOURITE BOOKS

by Kenji
MUBI USERS' FAVOURITE BOOKS by Kenji
Here are the results of a poll of users’ favourite books, in April 2012. 1. Nineteen Eighty Four (Orwell) 2= Crime and Punishment (Dostoevsky) The Trial (Kafka) 4. Catch 22 (Heller) 5= Catcher in the Rye (Salinger) Hamlet (Shakespeare) 7= The Brothers Karamazov (Dostoevsky) One Hundred Years of Solitude (Marquez) Slaughterhouse Five (Vonnegut) 10. Labyrinths (Borges)* – including vote for a single short story 11= The Bell Jar (Plath) The Book of Disquiet (Pessoa) Don Quixote (Cervantes) Fictions (Borges) The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald) In Cold Blood (Capote) Jane Eyre (C.Bronte) Light in August (Faulkner) Macbeth (Shakespeare) The… Read more

Here are the results of a poll of users’ favourite books, in April 2012.

1. Nineteen Eighty Four (Orwell)

2= Crime and Punishment (Dostoevsky)
The Trial (Kafka)

4. Catch 22 (Heller)

5= Catcher in the Rye (Salinger)
Hamlet (Shakespeare)

7= The Brothers Karamazov (Dostoevsky)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Marquez)
Slaughterhouse Five (Vonnegut)

10. Labyrinths (Borges)* – including vote for a single short story

11= The Bell Jar (Plath)
The Book of Disquiet (Pessoa)
Don Quixote (Cervantes)
Fictions (Borges)
The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
In Cold Blood (Capote)
Jane Eyre (C.Bronte)
Light in August (Faulkner)
Macbeth (Shakespeare)
The Master and Margarita (Bulgakov)
Metamorphosis (Kafka)
Moby Dick (Melville)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Kesey)
Ulysses (Joyce)

25= Animal Farm (Orwell)
Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
A Confederacy of Dunces (Toole)
Dead Souls (Gogol)
The Demons (Dostoevsky)
Fahrenheit 451 (Bradbury)
Frankenstein (Shelley)
Franny and Zooey (Salinger)
Great Expectations (Dickens)
Grimm’s Fairy Tales
The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Adams)
The Hobbit (Tolkein)
Hunger (Hamsun)
It (King)
Johnny Got his Gun (Trumbo)
Madame Bovary (Flaubert)
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (Blake)
The Return of the Native (Hardy)
Rings of Saturn (Sebald)
Snow Country (Kawabata)
The Sound and the Fury (Faulkner)
The Stranger (Camus)
Tom Jones (Fielding)
Tristram Shandy (Sterne)
Watership Down (Adams)
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle (Murakami)
Wuthering Heights (E.Bronte)

51. Farewell my Lovely (Chandler)* – including a general vote for Chandler

Not the merriest top 3! Must be a sign of the times.

Selected others:

The Age of Innocence, Alice in Wonderland, Also Sprach Zarathustra, Amerika, And Then There Were None, As I Lay Dying, Austerlitz, Auto da Fe, Blood Meridian, Brave New World, Brideshead Revisited, Brighton Rock, Candide, Cat’s Cradle, Les Chants de Maldoror, Cloud Atlas, Cold Comfort Farm, Confessions of Zeno, Cosmos (Gombrowicz), The Count of Monte Cristo, The Death of Artemio Cruz, The Devil to Pay in the Backlands, The Divine Comedy, Dracula, Dubliners, Ender’s Game, Faust (Goethe), Les Fleurs du Mal, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Good Soldier Svejk, The Grapes of Wrath, Heart of Darkness, Hopscotch, A House for Mr Biswas, House of the Spirits, Huckleberry Finn, If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller, Independent People, Infinite Jest, In Search of Lost Time, The Invisible Man, Journey to the End of Night, Jude the Obscure, King Lear, The Little Prince, Lolita, Lonesome Dove, Lord of the Flies, Love in the Time of Cholera, The Lover (Duras), The Magic Mountain, Man in the High Castle, Man of Jasmine, Man’s Fate, The Man without Qualities, Memoirs of Hadrian, Middlesex, The Miracle of the Rose, Les Miserables, Molloy, My Antonia, Naked Lunch, The Name of the Rose, Narcissus and Goldmund, Notes from the Underground, The Odyssey, Oedipus the King, Of Human Bondage, On the Road, Othello, Our Mutual Friend, Pale Fire, Pedro Paramo, Le Père Goriot, Perfume, Persuasion, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Pride and Prejudice, The Red and the Black, The Road, A Season in Hell, Season of Migration to the North, Sentimental Education, The Sheltering Sky, The Shining, Sirens of Titan, Steppenwolf, The Sun Also Rises, The Tale of Genji, Tao Te Ching, The Tempest, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Things Fall Apart, To Kill a Mockingbird, Treasure Island, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Underworld, U.S.A trilogy, Waiting for Godot, Washington Square, The Wind in the Willows, Wolf Solent, Woman in the Dunes, The Yellow Wallpaper, Zenobia (Naum)

Individual Votes Here . This has a great variety of selections, with hidden gems from a range of countries, though many remain un-represented..

And here are my own current favourites:

The Wind in the Willows (Grahame)
Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
The Little Prince (St Exupéry)
Rings of Saturn (Sebald)
Tom Jones (Fielding)
The Wind up Bird Chronicle (Murakami)
My Uncle Napoleon (Pezeshkzad)
Jacques le Fataliste (Diderot)
House of the Spirits (Allende)
I am a Cat (Soseki)
Manon Lescaut (Prévost)
Pillow Book (Shonagon)
Snow Country (Kawabata)
Madame Bovary (Flaubert)
Macbeth (Shakespeare)
Street of Crocodiles (Schulz)
The Dark Philosophers (G.Thomas)
Nature Diary (Whiteley)
The Garden of Forking Paths- short (Borges)
Evening Clouds (Shono)
Cutting it Short (Hrabal)
Tristram Shandy (Sterne)
Jude the Obscure (Hardy)

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