Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Top 10 Favourite Books of King and Wallace

Top 10 Favourite Books

Stephen King

1. The Golden Argosy, edited by Van H. Cartmell and Charles Grayson
2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
3. The Satanic Verses, by Salman Rushdie
4. McTeague, by Frank Norris
5. Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
6. Bleak House, by Charles Dickens
7. 1984, by George Orwell
8. The Raj Quartet, by Paul Scott
9. Light in August, by William Faulkner
10. Blood Meridian, by Cormac McCarthy

David Foster Wallace

1. The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis
2. The Stand, by Stephen King
3. Red Dragon, by Thomas Harris
4. The Thin Red Line, by James Jones
5. Fear of Flying, by Erica Jong
6. The Silence of the Lambs, by Thomas Harris
7. Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert A. Heinlein
8. Fuzz, by Ed McBain
9. Alligator, by Shelley Katz
10. The Sum of all Fears, by Tom Clancy


laura k said...

Who would have guessed? I wonder if you asked people to match the list with the writer, if anyone could.

King and I have many reading-loves in common! Strange.

Zenslinger said...

It's surprising how pulp-y DFW was. I read McTeague recently for its San Francisco flavor, and although it evokes a certain something about its time and place, it is far from being a great book from my vantage.