Dan Sandman

Top Five 2015

The Inheritors by William Golding

01: The Inheritors by William Golding

Set in the pre-historic past, this fiercely poetic book explores our evolutionary origins from the perspective of Neanderthal man.

 

If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino

02: If on a winter’s night a traveller by Italo Calvino

Unlike anything I have read this year.

 

 

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

03: Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

I can’t believe this was written in 1857.

 

 

The Township Plays by Athol Fugard

04: Township Plays by Athol Fugard

A brilliant selection of plays about violence, corruption, and racism in apartheid South Africa. The drama contained within this book is as thrilling as it is thought-provoking.

 

Butcher's Crossing by John Williams05: Butcher’s Crossing by John Williams

In this great American novel, four intrepid men attempt to conquer nature and beast. Isolated by the rocky mountains, each man will be tested to the limits of his endurance.

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