Writers feature quite a lot in my Things to be grateful for. So far, most of them have been poets.
But, if I were to be stuck on a Pacific island with Bear Grylls and a camera crew, with only stagnant water to drink and feisty looking caymans to nibble on, I’d make sure I packed my rucksack with a few decent novels. And a Glock 10mm. (So I could shoot and eat the camera crew, not the caymans.) ((I’d hang on to Bear to make a fire.))
I’m not saying these are the greatest novels in the world, but they mean a lot to me and I’m grateful to the writers for having shared them. Obviously, there are a lot of classics not featured here. Some I’ve probably read, others I definitely haven’t.
As there are quite a lot, (I did try to limit it to my top 10, but that was impossible), I’m not going to write synopses for them. You’ll have to take my word for it and, if any tickle your fancy, check them out on Amazon, (or the retailer of your choice).
Some common themes on show are: love, death, war, history, humour, satire, loss and hope. Not to mention some great writing.
They should keep me going ’til the rescue ship arrives. Now, where’s that cameraman…
Punic Wars trilogy
Technically a poem rather than a novel.
Whoa! How did that get in there? 🙂
Damn, almost forgot this one. (This is going to go on and on.)
Sorry, but I have to add a few more. Still, if the rucksack aint big enough, I’ll have to take a Kindle.