Nobel Prize

One Hundred Years of Solitude
The Stranger
The Old Man and the Sea
Lord of the Flies
Love in the Time of Cholera
Of Mice and Men
The Grapes of Wrath
The Plague
The Good Earth (House of Earth, #1)
My Name is Red

James D. Watson
At lunch Francis winged into the Eagle to tell everyone within hearing distance that we had found the secret of life.
James D. Watson

Mario Vargas Llosa
We would be worse than we are without the good books we have read, more conformist, not as restless, more submissive, and the critical spirit, the engine of progress, would not even exist. Like writing, reading is a protest against the insufficiencies of life. When we look in fiction for what is missing in life, we are saying, with no need to say it or even to know it, that life as it is does not satisfy our thirst for the absolute – the foundation of the human condition – and should be better. ...more
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