These are some of the best, most talked about and most lauded novels published in the last 21 years. It is an astonishing list. Novels by Jeanette Winterson, Margaret Atwood, Philip Roth, Ian McEwan, A. S. Byatt, J.M. Coetzee to name but a few…
If you have ever wanted to be more familiar with contemporary literature then there is no better place to start. For just over two hundred dollars you could acquire a stunning library of the best of the best in modern literature. (Just think how cool your bookcase will look!)
How fun would that be to give the full collection to someone you love!? You could surprise them with a gift that has the potential to change their lives for the better.
Of course, you can buy them individually, too.
Imagine spending the next 21 weeks reading one great book after another… and by the end of your reading you would be familiar with some of the best names in modern literature. I bet, once you’re done, you’ll want to read more of their books. You’ll never be lost for something to read again.
The Vintage 21st Birthday Rainbow:
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
American Pastoral by Philip Roth
The Gathering by Anne Enright
Star of the Sea by Joseph O’Connor
Atonement by Ian McEwan
The Road Home by Rose Tremain
Money by Martin Amis
Arthur & George by Julian Barnes
A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
Possession by A. S. Byatt
Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
About the Contributor
While still in his twenties, John Purcell opened a second-hand bookshop in Mosman, Sydney, in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Since then he has written, under a pseudonym, a series of very successful novels, interviewed hundreds of writers about their work, appeared at writers’ festivals, on TV (most bizarrely in comedian Luke McGregor’s documentary Luke Warm Sex) and has been featured in prominent newspapers and magazines. Now, as the Director of Books at booktopia.com.au, Australia’s largest online bookseller, he supports Australian writing in all its forms. He lives in Sydney with his wife, two children, three dogs, five cats, unnumbered gold fish and his overlarge book collection. His novel, The Girl on the Page, will be published by HarperCollins Australia in October, 2018.