With so many great novels around the world to choose from, how could anyone just pick a fraction of the list? Here are my top four most recommended books that have caused me to be inspired and get lost in a world, I have yet to visit.
The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald
The novel depicts as era known as the “Jazz Age” following the chaos of World War I. As the American society enjoys the countless parties, Prohibition was mandated by the 8th Amendment and alcohol became illegal. Bootleggers made millions as crime rates increased. Fitzgerald, the main protagonist of the story, narrates the novel with complete disgust of the lack of morality that goes along with materialism.
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Contrary to critics who consider this as just a “story of a pedophile’s obsession,” if you have a reader who gets lost in words, metaphors and allusions, Lolita gives you just that. This literary work of artworks outside the box or morality as Humbert, the novel’s narrator goes into a war with himself. He knows his perverted ways, yet he can’t help himself get lost in a cynical memory of an adolescent love affair.
This isn’t a love story nor a tale or morality; it is an insider’s looks to a different mind that it is beautifully written.
In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust
Rated #1 in the great novels, books of Spanish authors and top 10 favorites among many, we discover the story of the author’s life. He recalls his childhood memories leading up to this middle-age life. Through a series of events, Proust finds the beauty of his life experiences and sets to race against time.
One Hundred years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Considered as one of the most captivating works of the 20th century, One Hundred Years of Solitude is highly acclaimed across the globe. Winner of the ultimate novel achievement, the Nobel Prize-winning books tells the story of the history of a mythical town of Macondo. It is a tragicomedy of life and death as the Buendia family reveals the history, secrets, and the rise and fall of the city that one may not see in Humanity.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez beautiful portrays the love affairs as he executes the destruction of corruption in the government. Translated into various languages, One Hundred Years of Solitude brings life to the history of the human race.
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