I finished The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck recently and added it to Tier 2 of my Best Novels list, “Incredible Masterpieces”.
Like always, Steinbeck has crafted incredible characters and woven a story around them that makes their character exploration incredibly natural. He is the absolute epitomy of “show, don’t tell”.
That puts three Steinbeck novels in my first two tiers.
Man do I love Steinbeck.
I just added The Once and Future King to my Best Novels List, slotting it into Tier 3 – Especially Excellent. (Technically it’s a 5-book series, but I listed it as one item anyways.)
I loved Merlin’s humourous, playful philosophy; Arthur’s sincerity and determination; Lancelot’s courage and tragedy.
The book is especially effective when it’s read with the awareness that it was written in the middle of World War II, what with King Arthur’s efforts to do away with “might is right” and Merlin’s work to explore the meaning of war.
I actually “read” the book as an audiobook through Audible, and the reader was excellent. I highly recommend it.
Ten-word review of Wuthering Heights, with a few chapters left to go:
Several relationships in which men are evil, women are fools.