Novel writers as genius persons, because they write a unique story format with the ink of their imagination. Novel readers are also worthy of appraisal, they have the power to mold their imagination into the story line of a novel. However a novel is not like a movie to get on top easily. One novel gets appraisal after it remains in limelight continually for 2-5 years. Books have been the most flexible and reliable source of knowledge and information since hundreds of years. Novels are those books that take the imagination of readers into their story background. Readers start believing each character of a novel as if it exists in reality. Let’s discuss top ten novels that got universal applaud and recognition in last 20 years.
1. Music for Torching (1999):
This novel has been authored by A.M. Homes. The authoress has successfully displayed her amazing skills of writing molded in bonds of deep imagination. She has given unique glow to this novel. ‘Married couples also feel boredom and disappointment despite being well settled’- is the theme of “Music for Torching”. The story revolves around a married couple Paul and Elaine from Suburia. The couple seeks real happiness and contentment in life. They try their best to make their life filled with newness and excitement. Nothing helps them even after they have love affairs, try smoking and hard drinks and try to burn their homes. Finally the couple finds themselves stuck into boredom. They feel themselves to be strangers to themselves, one another and their family.
2. Fight Club (1996):
Chuck Palahniuk has created some other writing pieces beside Fight Club. But the latter contains some hitting dialogues and statements. One of them “Tyler gets me a job as a waiter, after that Tyler’s pushing a gun in my mouth and saying, the first step to eternal life is you have to die.” has simply left a deep impact on the minds of the readers. Chuck has successfully conveyed a message through his fantasy story. The message is “one need to fight and be ready to face death like risks to live in this tricky world.” Chuck Palahniuk is appreciated for writing novel dialogues that simply hit to the core of heart.
3. House of Leaves (2000):
Danielewski, the writer of this novel story has done an excellent job. He has created a dynamic and credulous story background of a haunted castle. The story theme circulates around a family who comes to the house. A series of horrifying events make the family feel shocked to know that the new house is haunted. In one sequence of the story the readers of the story are taken to hallway and are left to sense the terror of an unseen terror. What should be the expected terror? A ghost or a monster. Some terrifying story aspects like footnotes of books dripping in blood make readers shiver with neurosis. “House of Leaves” is a wonderful creation by Danielewski under horror series. If you enjoy reading horror stories depicting haunted places and haunting spirits, try this novel.
4. We Don’t Live Here Any More (2004):
This story is a movie based novel written by Dubus. The latter has earned a great reputation of being a short story writer of 20th century. His writings prove this claim in a fair way. “We do not live here any more” is the story telling about two couples in their mid age. Their life is tested by destiny through a love affairs, emotional turmoil and testing times in friendship. The novel shows situations of desperation in matters of love and marriage. It shows loneliness of housewives though they are with husband and kids. This novel correctly justifies the statement “We are left as paupers though we have a treasure”.
5. The Road (2006):
This is an interesting story of a father and son, who are on a journey by foot to South Mexico. Cormac McCarthy is the author of this novel. He is perhaps the greatest novelist who is alive today. Cormac has created an interesting story sequence of a father and son traveling through a post apocalyptic world. They encounter attack of cannibals, cold and hunger during their journey. The story displays the love of a father towards his son. Read the novel and watch the sequences I which a father protects his son from hardships of this world. Fortunately “The Road” was bestowed with the Pulitzer Prize.