Dan Sandman

Top Five 2013

Stoner by John Williams01: Stoner by John Williams

William Stoner works as an academic in an American university. His life story is a celebration of literature and his surprisingly heroic character.

 

Toast by Nigel Slater02: Toast by Nigel Slater

For people who love food and like talking about it.

 

 

The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad03: The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad

A simple tale, based on true events, about anarchists planning a bomb attack. Includes famously wonderful descriptions of late Victorian London.

 

The Grass Is Singing by Doris Lessing04: The Grass Is Singing by Doris Lessing

An important book about two poor people, trapped inside an unhappy marriage, living under a racist state system.

 

 

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05: Will You Please Be Quiet, Please by Raymond Carver

A collection of concise short stories that give poignancy to ordinary life.

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