Reading Lists – Jonathan Barnes

A new perspective on recommended reading from fantasy / science fiction novelist, Jonathan Barnes

Jonathan Barnes’ very subjective reading list

Here are ten novels which I’d recommend to anyone. All the books are fairly short and approachable and provide a useful introduction to the author’s work. Each one is structured ideally. There is a bias, of course, towards my own genre… And I’ve included one shamelessly topical entry!

In order of publication:

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

H G Wells, The Island of Doctor Moreau

Henry James, The Turn of the Screw

Anthony Powell, A Question of Upbringing

John Fowles, The Collector

William Boyd, A Good Man in Africa

Martin Amis, Night Train

Michael Chabon, The Final Solution

David Mitchell, Black Swan Green

A D Miller, Snowdrops

visit Jonathan’s blogsite at


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nikki Dekker (@nikkidekker)
    Oct 11, 2011 @ 21:25:54

    Right.. They may not all be dead, but they are all very white and very male.


  2. Trackback: Jonathan Barnes | No Dead White Men

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


wordpress stats
%d bloggers like this: