World’s Greatest Books of All-Time Part 2

In 2006 Dr. Peter Boxall a literary professor at University of Sussex endeavored to bring together a list of 1001 books that everybody should read for the rest of their lives. Dr. Boxall started with a list of 25 books that are expected to give everybody a worthwhile read.

Here is the list of top 25 greatest books according to Dr. Boxall:

Never Let Me Go by Kazou Ishiguro (2005)

A brilliant novel that is filled with different odds and challenges our life offers. It also contains practical cues on how we able to pull through from various setbacks in life.

Saturday by Ian McEwan (2005)

The Saturday is a novel that draws the clear line between the good side and bad side of humanity. It also has bird’s eye view of the new century where things are seemed sporadic.

On Beauty by Zadie Smith (2005)

On Beauty is a novel about two families which struggles with marriages and betrayals and how people wound up bamboozling each other.

Slow Man by J.M. Coetzee (2005)

A man finally is back on his groove after overcoming an awful accident. The man grabbed the limelight as an author made him a one of the character in her novel.

The Sea by John Banville (2005)

The story revolves around a man on his prime, who happens to be Max Morden who works as an art historian. Morden travel backs in time and reinvents his outlook in life and inspirations.


The Red Queen by Margaret Drabble

The Plot Against America by Philip Roth

The Master by Colm Toibin

The Lambs of London by Peter Ackroyd

Adjunct: An Undigest by Peter Manson (2004)

The book is a compilation of texts and random event’s from the author’s life. The book may seem strange and ridiculous. Best when read by small chunks.

The Red Queen by Margaret Drabble (2005)

A grotesque story with phantoms, a recollection of life in the olden times and the chronicles of an Asian country are seen via the eyes of a Caucasian lady.

The Plot Against America by Philip Roth (2004)

A novel that is filled with “what-ifs?”, that paves the way of an America encouraging racism and compel the people to relinquish their convictions.

The Master by Colm Toibin (2004)

Colm Toibin made a larger than life assessment of the great effort put up by a novelist, Henry James, which helps him muster distinction and respect.

Vanishing Point by David Markson (2004)

Filled with erratic twists and turns that can enable the readers to always keep on speculate what will happen next.

The Lambs of London by Peter Ackroyd (2004)

A story about Shakespeare scholars trying to have a track of the vanished Shakespearean play were instead led to farce and debacle.

To be concluded

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