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100 One-night Reads

A Book Lover's Guide
Major, David C. (Book - 2001 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
100 One-night Reads
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Readers everywhere know that nothing soothes the spirit like sinking into a really good book. If you're one of that happy band, you'll quickly recognize the authors of this inspired reading guide as kindred spirits. Here David and John Major have chosen one hundred books that can each be delightfully consumed in one quiet evening. Covering categories from fantasy to fiction, history to humor, mystery to memoir, this addictive volume features books to match all your moods--by both celebrated writers and gifted unknowns, including: •nbsp; Russell Baker nbsp;•nbsp; Willa Cather nbsp;• Raymond Chandler nbsp;•nbsp; F. Scott Fitzgerald nbsp;• Graham Greene nbsp;•nbsp; Edith Hamilton nbsp;•nbsp; Dashiell Hammett nbsp;•nbsp; Helene Hanff nbsp;•nbsp; Ernest Hemingway nbsp;•nbsp; Patricia Highsmith nbsp;• Shirley Jackson nbsp;•nbsp; Henry James nbsp;•nbsp; W. Somerset Maugham nbsp;•nbsp; Mary McCarthy nbsp;•nbsp; Walter Mosley nbsp;•nbsp; Vladimir Nabokov nbsp;•nbsp; Patrick O'Brian nbsp;•nbsp; Barbara Pym nbsp;•nbsp; Phillip Roth nbsp;•nbsp; Vikram Seth nbsp;•nbsp; Isaac Bashevis Singer nbsp;•nbsp; C. P. Snow nbsp;•nbsp; Dylan Thomas nbsp;•nbsp; Evelyn Waugh nbsp;•nbsp; Edith Wharton nbsp;•nbsp; Laura Ingalls Wilder nbsp;•nbsp; Virginia Woolf Each selection contains an entertaining discussion of what makes the book special, from an adventurous writing style to a unique sense of humor. The Majors also share insights about the authors and literary anecdotes, as well as recommend other gems on a similar subject or by the same author. A literary companion to relish and refer to again and again, 100 One-Night Reads is a masterpiece in its own right!
Authors: Major, David C., 1938-
Title: 100 one-night reads
a book lover's guide
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2001
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xix, 312 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: David C. Major and John S. Major
Additional Contributors: Major, John S.
Alternate Title: One hundred one-night reads
ISBN: 0345439945
Branch Call Number: 011.7 M234o 2001
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Subject Headings: Best books Books and reading
Topical Term: Best books
Books and reading
LCCN: 2001016135
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Jun 05, 2013
  • Liber_vermis rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Unlike other compilations of "page turners", this book offers many hidden gems. The compilation is organized alphabetically by author's name. Each recommended book is provided with a brief outline, a thumbnail biography of the author, useful comments on the plot and writing style, and suggestions for related further reading. An intelligent guide for the bibliophile! The book lacks an index.

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