Genre :: War (35 books)

  • Atonement



    by Ian McEwan

    (10 Reviews)

    176 Points

    "The play – for which Briony had designed posters, programs and tickets, constructed the sales booth out of a folding screen tipped on its side, and lined the collection box in red crepe paper – was..."

  • The Good Soldier


    The Good Soldier

    by Ford Madox Ford

    (6 Reviews)

    168 Points

    "This is the saddest story I have ever heard."

  • The War of the Worlds


    The War of the Worlds

    by H. G. Wells

    (9 Reviews)

    143 Points

    "No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as..."

  • Doctor Zhivago


    Doctor Zhivago

    by Boris Pasternak

    (6 Reviews)

    133 Points

    "On they went, singing "Rest Eternal," and whenever they stopped, their feet, the horses, and the gusts of wind seemed to carry on their singing."

  • Sophie's Choice


    Sophie's Choice

    by William Styron

    (1 Review)

    118 Points

    "In those days cheap apartments were almost impossible to find in Manhattan, so I had to move to Brooklyn."

  • The Killer Angels


    The Killer Angels

    by Michael Shaara

    (5 Reviews)

    115 Points

    "1. THE SPY He rode into the dark of the woods and dismounted."

  • Schindler's List


    Schindler's List

    by Thomas Keneally

    (5 Reviews)

    110 Points

    "In Poland's deepest autumn, a tall young man in an expensive overcoat, double-breasted dinner jacket beneath it and - in the lapel of the dinner jacket - a large ornamental gold-on-black enamel ..."

  • The Red Badge of Courage


    The Red Badge of Courage

    by Stephen Crane

    (7 Reviews)

    104 Points

    "The cold passed reluctantly from the earth, and the retiring fogs revealed an army stretched out on the hills, resting."

  • In Our Time


    In Our Time

    by Ernest Hemingway

    (3 Reviews)

    99 Points

    "The strange thing was, he said, how they screamed every night at midnight."

  • From Here to Eternity


    From Here to Eternity

    by James Jones

    (2 Reviews)

    89 Points

    "When he finished packing, he walked out on to the third-floor porch of the barracks brushing the dust from his hands, a very neat and deceptively slim young man in the summer khakis that were still..."