October 9, 2006


Filed under: bookish — ted @ 8:11 pm

Following in the footsteps of the New York Times, the Guardian held their own “What’s the best novel in the past 25 years?” contest, featuring works published in England, Ireland, and any of the colonies. The winner was J. M Coetzee’s Disgrace, a work I just finished reading myself (it was superb).

Lists of this sort are easy to criticize, but I always find them interesting and beneficial, especially as a younger reader who wasn’t off age when most of these books were published. I’ve heard enough mention of Amis’s Money and McEwan’s Attonement to put them on my own list of books needing to be read, and a list like this helps guide my choices in the future.


1 Comment »

  1. […] A similar, though more violent, South African burglary is described in the novel Disgrace – written by countryman (and fellow Nobel Laureate and Booker Prize winner) J. M. Coetzee — which was just named the “best novel of the past 25 years” by the Guardian. […]

    Pingback by Burglarize a Nobel laureate « edwardhenry — November 2, 2006 @ 11:05 am

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