Well, At Least There Was Good Stuff to Read: The Books of the Decade. Anybody remember how anxious and thrilled we were in those last months of the 20th century?
When we weren't at war and we had a budget surplus and it looked like Al Gore would be president? The prospect of a 21st century filled with new technologies, new art and literature loomed large and bright. But now, as we look back at what was decidedly a shitty decade for an incredible variety of people in an equally incredible variety of ways (evictions/invasions/bombings/etc), it's surprisingly hard to be pessimistic about the books that assessed, satirized, dramatized and distracted us from the events of the past 10 years. Goethe said that the decline of a nation's literature is the precursor to that nation's fall, and with this look back at the books that defined the decade, we'd like to tell Goethe to suck it.
Almost in spite of ourselves, we're still writing, translating, publishing and even occasionally buying good books in this country. 10 Novels That Are Scarier Than Most Horror Movies. 623 of the Best Books Ever Written. Must read books from the last decade. We've moved beta.anobii.com has moved to eBooks by Sainsbury's UK readers You can login to your account with your Anobii username and password at www.sainsburysebooks.co.uk. Any eBooks you have bought on beta.anobii.com can be accessed from there. Continue to Outside of the UK? You can login to your Anobii account with the same username and password on our international site at www.anobii.com. Continue to For more information about the beta.anobii.com switchover, click here. 100 Must Read Books: The Man’s Essential Library.
Written by: Jason Lankow, Ross Crooks, Joshua Ritchie, and Brett McKay Photo by the nonist There are the books you read, and then there are the books that change your life.
We can all look back on the books that have shaped our perspective on politics, religion, money, and love. Some will even become a source of inspiration for the rest of your life. From a seemingly infinite list of books of anecdotal or literal merit, we have narrowed down the top 100 books that have shaped the lives of individual men while also helping define broader cultural ideas of what it means to be a man. Whether it be a book on adventure, war, or manners, there is so much to learn about life’s great questions from these gems. The Most Dangerous Novels Of All Time. You may think this novel was only dangerous to Rushdie, but in fact more than 50 people died as a result of its publication -- or at least as a result of the extreme reaction of the Muslim community.
First published in the United Kingdom in 1988, this novel, a magical realist work that includes a dream sequence about Muhammad, caused outrage among many Muslims who accused Rushdie of blasphemy. In 1989, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini of Iran issued a fatwa against the writer, ordering Muslims to kill him, a ruling that stayed in effect until 1998. Rushdie was bombarded with hate mail and death threats, and was forced to enter the British government's protection program. Meanwhile, despite Rushdie's apologies and written reaffirmations of his faith, several people were killed and injured in anti-Rushdie riots, including the book's Japanese translator, who was stabbed to death, and the Italian translator, who was gravely wounded but survived. Free eBooks at Planet eBook - Classic Novels and Literature.