Monday, 25 May 2009

Lifetime Reads

The Old Man And The SeaThe Irish Independent’s Lifetime Reads series of modern classics was launched on Saturday, April 25 and will continue for 19 weeks. This new collection includes some of the great books from the past half century. These are books we should all read before we die, one reason why the collection has been called Lifetime Reads. The collection was selected by the Irish Independent with advice from the acclaimed author Colm Tóibín. The promotion offers readers the opportunity to collect 20 of the most cherished and enthralling classic novels of the past 50 years. From Breakfast at Tiffany's to One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, the series will appeal to all book lovers and those seeking inspiration on what books to read during the long summer evenings ahead.

The Books:
The Old Man And The Sea, Ernest Hemingway
Schindler's Ark, Thomas Keneally
Breakfast At Tiffany's, Truman Capote
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey
Lord Of The Flies, WilliamG olding
One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich, Alexander Solzhenitsyn
The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood
Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
The Human Factor, Graham Greene
The Ice Age, Margaret Drabble
A House For Mr. Biswas, VS. Naipaul
The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie, Muriel Spark
Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie
The Late Bourgeois World, Nadine Gordimer
Beloved, Toni Morrison
Friend Of My Youth, Alice Munro
Jeeves In The Offing, P.G. Wodehouse
The Talented Mr Ripley, Patricia Highsmith
Age Of Iron, J.M. Coetzee
The Day Of The Jackal, Frederick Forsyth

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