Books of the Decade
Summing up an entire decade of literature in just a handful of books is a tricky task, but we've put together a list of that books that really seem to have caught the public imagination since the millennium. Amongst our choices are Roberto Bolano's posthumous masterpiece, 2666, Zadie Smith's colourful cavalcade of images and ideas, White Teeth and Marjane Satrapi's ground-breaking graphic novel of Iran's Islamic revolution, Persepolis. And best of all, they’re all available at a massive saving of 35%.
Six lives. One amazing adventure. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize and one of Richard & Judy's 100 Books of the Decade, soon to be a major motion picture starring Tom...
One boy, one boat, one tiger...
Narrated by a 15-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable...
Deals with - among many other things - friendship, love, war, three cultures and three families over three generations, one brown mouse, and the tricky way the past has of...
'Excuse me, sir, but may I be of assistance? Ah, I see I have alarmed you. Do not be frightened by my beard. I am a lover of America...' So...
From the author of 'Freedom', a panoramic vision of America at the beginning of the 21st century, seen through the turbulent lives of the Lambert family. The Corrections is now...
Jonathan Safran Foer; Penguin
A young man arrives in the Ukraine, clutching in his hand a tattered photograph. He is searching for the woman who fifty years ago saved his grandfather from the Nazis...
* The Orange Prize short-listed, Booker Prize short-listed, critically adored, third novel from Sarah Waters - reissued in with a stunning new jacket
Tells the story of Marjane Satrapi's life in Tehran from the ages of six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic...
Imagines the lives of a group of students growing up in a darkly skewered version of contemporary England. This novel dramatises the author's attempts to come to terms with her...
Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is...
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
The fascinating story of a famous Victorian murder case - and the notorious detective who solved it
A story that begins with three young people in the garden of a country house on the hottest day of 1935, and ends with three profoundly changed lives. A depiction...
One of the most talked-about novels of 2008: the visionary epic from a Latin American genius
A riveting and powerful story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship and an indestructible love