1000 novels everyone must read, or so the Guardian says, and chuffed about that poetry thang.
First, the poetry thang, thanks to Jim Steel for checking out the Critters annual Editors and Predictors poll where I am listed in the poetry categories, listed at number 15 for best poet and number 20 for best poem for 'A Little Piece of Your Life'. You can check it out here:and http://www.critters.org/predpoll/tally.html

Now, back to the books, the Guardian have kindly put together a list of the '1000 Novels Everyone Must Read', which includes some in the horror, science fiction and fantasy categories. A lot of the usual suspects are there and a lot of the novels you would expect. The great thing about these lists, I think, are: what have I read, what haven't I read, what's missing, and oh, I fancy reading that, but on the list there are no Ray Bradbury or Peter Straub or Graham Joyce or Fritz Leiber or even Lovecraft, and how could they miss Jonathan Carroll or Orwell? And those are theandwriters that spring instantly to mind. It'll be interesting to see what some of the forums make of these choices.

But, the writers included (and not always for the right work, in my opinion) are: Douglas Adams, Brian Aldiss, Isaac Asimov, Margaret Atwood, Paul Auster, Iian Banks, Iain M Banks, Clive Barker, Nicola Barker, Stephen Baxter, Greg Bear, Alfred Bester, Poppy Z Brite, Algis Budrys, Mikhail Bulgakov, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Anthony Burgess, Edgar Rice Burroughs, William Burroughs, Octavia Butler, Samuel Butler, Italo Calvino, Ramsay Campbell, Lewis Carroll, Angela Carter, Michael Chabon, Arthur C Clarke, GK Chesterton, Susanna Clarke, Michael G Coney, Douglas Coupland, Mark Danielewski, Marie Darrieussecq, Samual R Delaney, PhilipandK Dick, Umberto Eco, Michel Faber, John Fowles, Neil Gaiman, Alan Garner, William Gibson, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, William Golding, Joe Haldeman, M John Harrison, RobertandA Heinlein, Frank Herbert, Hermann Hesse, Russell Hoban, James Hogg, Michel Houellebecq, Aldous Huxley, Kazuo Ishuiguro, Shirley Jackson, Henry James, PD James, Richard Jefferies, Gwyneth Jones, Frank Kafka, Daniel Keyes, Stephen King, Marghanaita Laski, Jospeh Sheridan Le Fanu, Stanislaw Lem, Doris Lessing, David Lindsay, Ken MacLeod, Hilary Mantel, Michael Marshall Smith, Richard Mathieson, Charles Maturin, Patrick McCabe, Cormac McCarthy, Jed Mercurio, China Mieville, Anderw Miller, Walter M Miller Jr, David Mitchell, Michael Moorcock, William Morris, Toni Morrison, Maruki Murakami, Vladimir Nabokov, Audrey Niffenegger, Larry Niven, Jeff Noon, Flann O'Brien, Ben Okri, Chuck Palahniuk. Thomas Love Peacock, Mervyn Peake, John Cowper Powys, Christopher Priest, Francois Rabelais, Ann Radcliffe, Alastair Reynolds, Kim Stanley Robinson, JK Rowling, Salman Rushdie, Antione de Sainte-Exupery, Jose Saramago, Will Self, Mary Shelley, Dan Simmons, Olaf Stapledon, Neal Stephenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker, Rupert Thomson, Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Robert Walser, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Sarah Waters, HG Wells, TH White, Gene Wolfe, John Wyndham, Yevgeny Zamyatin.


By: Ian Hunter On Friday, 23 January 2009 Comment Comments( 0 ) Hits Views(2845)