List :: Books of the Century by Waterstone

  • It

    #71

    It

    by Stephen King

    (8 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 476

    30 points

    "The terror, which would not end for another twenty-eight years - if it ever did end - began, so far as I know or can tell, with a boat made out of a sheet of newspaper floating down a gutter..."

  • The Power and the Glory

    #72

    The Power and the Glory

    by Graham Greene

    (2 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 482

    29 points

    "Mr. Tench went out to look for his ether cylinder, into the blazing Mexican sun and the bleaching dust."

  • The Stand

    #73

    The Stand

    by Stephen King

    (10 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 200

    98 points

    "Hapscomb's Texaco sat on Number 93 just north of Arnette, a pissant four-street burg about 110 miles from Houston."Sally.""

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

    #74

    All Quiet on the Western Front

    by Erich Maria Remarque

    (9 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 374

    55 points

    "We are at rest five miles behind the front."

  • Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

    #75

    Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

    by Roddy Doyle

    (2 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 279

    76 points

    "We were coming down our road. Kevin stopped at a gate and bashed it with a stick. It was Missis Quigley's gate; she was always looking out the window but she never did anything."

  • Matilda

    #76

    Matilda

    by Roald Dahl

    (11 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 391

    52 points

    "It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers."

  • American Psycho

    #77

    American Psycho

    by Bret Easton Ellis

    (8 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 405

    49 points

    "ABANDON ALL HOPE YE WHO ENTER HERE, is scrawled in blood red lettering on the side of the Chemical Bank near the corner of Eleventh and First and is in print large enough to be seen from the..."

  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    #78

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    by Hunter S. Thompson

    (7 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 410

    48 points

    "We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like 'I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive . . .' And suddenly..."

  • A Brief History of Time

    #79

    A Brief History of Time

    by Stephen Hawking

    (3 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 513

    22 points

    "A well-known scientist (some say it was Bertrand Russell) once gave a public lecture on astronomy."

  • James and the Giant Peach

    #80

    James and the Giant Peach

    by Roald Dahl

    (12 Reviews)

    Overall Rank: 521

    21 points

    "Until he was four years old, James Henry Trotter had a happy life."