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Guardian books: Travel and War - The End

The Guardian's 1000 books series comes to an end with the rather peculiar assortment of Travel and War (and thanks once again to drasecretcampus for posting the list). 129 books here, of which I have read 36 (and started two more). My vote for neglected classic on the list goes to The Good Soldier Švejk.

Which of these books have you read?

Junghyo Ahn, Silver Stallion (1990)
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Richard Aldington, Death of a Hero (1929)
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Beryl Bainbridge, Master Georgie (1998)
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Nigel Balchin, Darkness Falls from the Air (1942)
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JG Ballard, Empire of the Sun (1984)
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Pat Barker, Regeneration (1991)
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Sebastian Barry, A Long Long Way (2005)
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HE Bates, Fair Stood the Wind for France (1944)
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Nina Bawden, Carrie's War (1973)
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Roberto Bolaño, The Savage Detectives (1998)
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Paul Bowles, The Sheltering Sky (1949)
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William Boyd, An Ice-Cream War (1982)
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Raymond Briggs, When the Wind Blows (1982)
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Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities (1974)
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Elias Canetti, Auto-da-Fé (1935)
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Willa Cather, One Of Ours (1922)
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Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Journey to the End of the Night (1932)
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Wu Cheng'en, Monkey (1590s)
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Joseph Conrad, Nostromo (1904)
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Bernard Cornwell, Sharpe's Eagle (1981)
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Francis Coventry, The History of Pompey the Little (1751)
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Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe (1719)
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Len Deighton, Bomber (1970)
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James Dickey, Deliverance (1970)
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John Dos Passos, Three Soldiers (1921)
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Norman Douglas, South Wind (1917)
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Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers (1844)
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Lawrence Durrell, Justine (1957)
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William Eastlake, The Bamboo Bed (1969)
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JG Farrell, The Siege of Krishnapur (1973)
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Sebastian Faulks, Birdsong (1993)
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Ford Madox Ford, Parade's End (1924-28)
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CS Forester, The African Queen (1935)
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CS Forester, The Ship (1943)
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George MacDonald Fraser, Flashman (1969)
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Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain (1997)
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Alex Garland, The Beach (1996)
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William Golding, To the Ends of the Earth trilogy (1980-89)
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René Goscinny, Asterix the Gaul (1959)
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Robert Graves, Count Belisarius (1938)
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Vasily Grossman, Life and Fate (1960)
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CT Rawi Hage, De Niro's Game (2006)
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H Rider Haggard, King Solomon's Mines (1885)
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H Rider Haggard, She (1887)
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Patrick Hamilton, The Slaves of Solitude (1947)
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John Harris, Covenant with Death (1961)
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Robert Harris, Enigma (1995)
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Jaroslav Hasek, The Good Soldier Svejk (1923)
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Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls
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Hergé, The Crab with the Golden Claws (1941)
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Hergé, Tintin in Tibet (1960)
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Hergé, The Castafiore Emerald (1963)
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Anthony Hope, The Prisoner of Zenda (1894)
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Richard Hughes, A High Wind in Jamaica (1929)
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Samuel Johnson, Rasselas (1759)
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James Jones, From Here to Eternity (1951)
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MacKinlay Kantor, Andersonville (1955)
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Thomas Keneally, Confederates (1979)
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Thomas Keneally, Schindler's Ark (1982)
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AL Kennedy, Day (2007)
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Jack Kerouac, On the Road (1957)
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Arthur Koestler, Darkness at Noon (1940)
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Jerzy Kosinski, The Painted Bird (1965)
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Primo Levi, If Not Now, When 1982)
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Jack London, The Call of the Wild (1903)
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Alastair Maclean, The Guns of Navarone (1957)
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Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses (1992)
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Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian (1985)
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Johnston McCulley, The Mark of Zorro (1919)
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Norman Mailer, The Naked and the Dead (1948)
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André Malraux, La Condition Humaine (1933)
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Olivia Manning, The Fortunes of War novels (1960-80)
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Gabriel Garcia Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967)
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Frederick Marryat, The Children of the New Forest (1847)
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Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove (1985)
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Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, The Whale (1851)
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James Michener, Tales of the South Pacific (1847)
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Nicholas Monsarrat, The Cruel Sea (1951)
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Elsa Morante, History (1974)
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Irène Némirovsky, Suite Française (2004)
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Bao Ninh, The Sorrow of War (1994)
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Patrick O'Brian, Master and Commander (1969)
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Tim O'Brien, The Things they Carried (1990)
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Baroness Emmuska Orczy, The Scarlet Pimpernel (1905)
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George Orwell, Burmese Days (1934)
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Robert M Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974)
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Anthony Powell, The Military Philosophers (1968)
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Anthony Powell, The Soldier's Art (1966)
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Anthony Powell, The Valley of Bones (1964)
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Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow (1973)
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Rudolf Erich Raspe, The Surprising Adventures Of Baron Munchausen (1785)
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Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front (1929)
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João Guimarães Rosa, The Devil to Pay in the Backlands (1956)
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Rafael Sabatini, Scaramouche (1921)
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Rafael Sabatini, Captain Blood His Odyssey (1922)
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Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated (2002)
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James Salter, The Hunters (1956)
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WG Sebald, The Rings of Saturn (1995)
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WG Sebald, Austerlitz (2001)
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Irwin Shaw, The Young Lions (1949)
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Nevil Shute, A Town Like Alice (1950)
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Stendhal, The Charterhouse of Parma (1839)
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Laurence Sterne, A Sentimental Journey (1768)
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Robert Louis Stevenson, Kidnapped (1886)
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Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island (1883)
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Robert Stone, A Flag for Sunrise (1981)
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William Styron, Sophie's Choice (1979)
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Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels (1726)
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Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885)
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Jules Verne, A Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864)
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Gore Vidal, Williwaw (1946)
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Voltaire, Candide (1759)
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Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five (1969)
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Evelyn Waugh, Put Out More Flags (1942)
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Evelyn Waugh, Men at Arms (1952)
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HG Wells, The Island of Dr Moreau (1896)
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Robert Westall, The Machine-Gunners (1975)
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Patrick White, Voss (1957)
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Owen Wister, The Virginian (1902)
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Émile Zola, The Debacle (1892)
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And which would you recommend?



Previous Guardian lists:
Love
Crime
Humour
Family and Self
State of the Nation

SF and Fantasy

Analysis of all of these coming tomorrow.

Comments

( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
qatsi
Jan. 23rd, 2009 08:18 pm (UTC)
I have somehow managed not to score zero on any of the lists. This time, by having read Asterix the Gaul!
frandowdsofa
Jan. 23rd, 2009 09:07 pm (UTC)
This category seemed to have far more children / YA books than the others, which is a bit disturbing. Loads of ones where I've seen the film, and wasn't even aware of a book (bad me) - Scaramouche and Captain Blood being prime examples.

I didn't tick Moby Dick, I have been trying to read it since 1976 and have never managed to get even halfway through. Maybe it's time to try again.
chickenfeet2003
Jan. 23rd, 2009 09:20 pm (UTC)
Where is Waugh's "Sword of Honour" trilogy? It's perhaps the best thing he wrote. I also see that Shute's "On the Beach" doesn't make this or the SF list though heaven knows it's vastly better than say "The Road".
hells_librarian
Jan. 23rd, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
Men at Arms is a part of the trilogy. I don't know why they wouldn't include the entire trilogy.
chickenfeet2003
Jan. 24th, 2009 12:12 am (UTC)
very weird
aliceinfinland
Jan. 23rd, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC)
Jon Krakauer, Into Thin Air really needs to be on any list of top travel/hardship/extreme experience books, I think.

paratti
Jan. 23rd, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
Word.

Along wiht Joe Simpson's 'Into the Void'.
raycun
Jan. 23rd, 2009 10:49 pm (UTC)
36, so about 215 from the 1000.
lasultrix
Jan. 24th, 2009 01:10 am (UTC)
Following your link to your Cryptonomicon review, I followed your link to the list of sf/f books set in Ireland. I don't know if you still update it, but a book I quite liked as a child, Yvonne MacGrory's The Secret of the Ruby Ring, belongs on the list. A modern 11-year-old girl gets a family heirloom which transports her back to 1885 where she works as a servant in a big house. The ring is lost, and she spends the book trying to find it. I particularly remember how she tries to persuade a boy to believe her story by telling him that Parnell will win 86 seats at the election.

And yes, The Hounds of the Morrigan is well worth a read. I clicked on the hyperlink you had in case it went to a review, but instead it went to amazon with a terribly disappointing new edition! So much in the book depends on the beauty and freshness of the mirror-Connacht the children find themselves in. You can almost taste the air. But this cover has volcanic looking slate-grey mountains with a red sky, and the blurb: "If you loved Harry Potter, try... this book."

My edition has the triple goddess. The beautiful face of the Morrigan, disfigured only by the subtly bloodshot eye that remains from Cúchulainn's wounding of her, faces outwards; her flowing golden hair merges on one side with the blue hair of a crone who faces away; on the other with the orange hair of a similar crone. So bright and mesmerising and symmetrical.
vasha7
Jan. 24th, 2009 09:16 am (UTC)
Having recommended "The Sheltering Sky", I will say that I read it last summer and scribbled some thoughts about it here.
redfiona99
Jan. 24th, 2009 06:00 pm (UTC)
11. I have a weakness for adventure books. I also really want to know why he chose those Tintin books because none of them would be my choices. Especially the Castifore Emerald, which is held to be the weakest Tintin for a reason.
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