My Fiction Reviews Bookshelf

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NovelsNovellas and Short Stories
Historical FictionHistorical Fiction Related to Spain
General Science FictionPost-Apocalyptic Science Fiction


Richard Bach
Hypnotizing Maria
Claire-Louise Bennett
J. M. Coetzee

Shen Congwen
Border Town
Pat Conroy
The Lords of Discipline
Marian Engel
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Jill Alexander Essbaum
The Golden Lotus
(Jin Ping Mei)

Volume 1
The Golden Lotus
(Jin Ping Mei)
Volume 2
Xiaolu Guo
A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary For Lovers

Mohsin Hamid
Exit West
Christoper Hebert
Angels of Detroit
Michel Houellebecq
Ha Jin
The Crazed
Miranda July
The First Bad Man
Philip Kerr
A Philosophical Investigation
Mick Kitson
J.M.G. Le Clézio
Pierre Lemaitre
Javier Marías
The Infatuations
Javier Marías
The Man of Feeling
Javier Marías
Thus Bad Begins
Qiu Miaojin
Last Words from Montmartre
Henry de Montherlant
Chaos and Night
Alberto Moravia

Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami
After Dark

Joyce Carol Oates
A Fair Maiden
Orhan Pamuk

Wang Ping
American Visa
Francine Prose
Blue Angel
Anna Quindlen
Miller's Valley

David Rabe
Girl by the Road at Night: A Novel of Vietnam

J. D. Salinger
The Catcher in the Rye

José Saramago
Death With Interruptions

José Saramago
Magda Szabó
The Door

Gloria Vanderbilt
Obsession: An Erotic Tale

Juan Gabriel Vásquez
The Sound of Things Falling
Juan Gabriel Vásquez
Ernst Wiechert
Das einfache Leben
The Simple Life)


Novellas and Short Stories
Rick Bass
The Sky, The Stars, The Wilderness
Rick Bass
For a Little While
Miquel Bauçà
The Siege in the Room
Roberto Bolaño
The Return
Jorge Luis Borges
The Library of Babel
Eileen Chang
Love in a Fallen City
James Clavell
The Children's Story
Don DeLillo
The Angel Esmeralda
Marco Denevi
Marco Denevi
El Jardín de las Delicias: Mitos Eróticos
(The Garden of Delights: Erotic Myths)
Daphne Du Maurier
Don't Look Now
Iñaki Ezkerra
Tales of Love and Loathing
(Historias de amor y de odior)
Mary Gaitskill
Bad Behavior
Mavis Gallant
The Cost of Living: Early and Uncollected Stories
Fernando León de Aranoa
Aquí yacen dragones (Here There Be Dragons)
Javier Marías
While the Women Are Sleeping
Colum McCann Thirteen Ways of Looking
Donkeys donkeys donkeys and Nesreddin
Haruki Murakami Men Without Women
Joyce Carol Oates
Give Me Your Heart: Tales of Mystery and Suspense
Joyce Carol Oates
Heat, and other stories
José Saramago
The Lives of Things
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
The Professor and the Siren
Mark Twain
The War Prayer


Poems of Arab Andalusia
translated by
Cola Franzen
Fully Empowered
(Plenos Poderes)

by Pablo Neruda
translated by
Alastair Reid
Desert Tracings
translated by
Michael A. Sells
Before Time Could Change Them: The Complete Poems of Constantine P. Cavafy
translated by
Theoharis C. Theoharis

The Late Poems of Wang An-shih
translated by
David Hinton


Historical Fiction
Tariq Ali
Night of the Golden Butterfly
Jurek Becker
Jakob der Lügner (Jakob the Liar)
Eileen Chang
Naked Earth
Gabriel Chevallier
Fear: A Novel of World War I
Gérard de Villiers
The Madmen of Benghazi
Gérard de Villiers
Revenge of the Kremlin
Tahar Djaout
The Last Summer of Reason
Anthony Doerr
All the Light We Cannot See
Penelope Fitzgerald
The Blue Flower
Ken Follett
Fall of Giants
Alan Furst
The Spies of Warsaw
Ernst Haffner
(Blood Brothers)
Philip Kerr
Berlin Noir

Philip Kerr
The Other Side of Silence

Barbara Kingsolver
The Lacuna

Colum McCann

Victor Serge
Unforgiving Years
John Spurling
The Ten Thousand Things


Historical Fiction: Related to Spain
The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes
Camilo José Cela
San Camilo, 1936
Manuel Chaves Nogales
Heroes and Beasts of Spain
Miguel Delibes
The Heretic
Juan Eslava Galán
The Mule
Susana Fortes
Waiting for Robert Capa
Antonio Muñoz Molina
A Manuscript of Ashes
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
The Sun Over Breda


Science Fiction: Apocalyptic, Post-Apocalyptic and Dystopian

J M Coetzee
Waiting for the Barbarians
Lily Brooks-Dalton
Good Morning, Midnight
Omar El Akkad
American War
William Forstchen
One Second After
Pat Frank
Alas, Babylon
Marlen Haushofer
Die Wand (The Wall)
Russell Hoban
Riddley Walker
Hugh Howey
Hugh Howey
Hugh Howey

Stephen King
The Stand
James Howard Kunstler
World Made By Hand
James Howard Kunstler
The Witch of Hebron
Edan Lepucki
Maureen F. McHugh
After the Apocalypse
Walter M. Miller, Jr.
A Canticle for Leibowitz
Emily St. John Mandel
Station Eleven
Nevil Shute
On The Beach
Neal Stephenson
George Stewart
Earth Abides
Sam Taylor
The Island at the End of the World
Daniel H. Wilson
Ben H. Winters
The Last Policeman
Ben H. Winters
Countdown City
Ben H. Winters
World of Trouble

John Wyndham
The Chrysalids


Science Fiction: General
Philip K. Dick
The Man in the High Castle
Joe Haldeman  
The Forever War

Hugh Howey 
Machine Learning

Meg Howrey 
The Wanderers
Cixin Liu
The Three-Body Problem
Cixin Liu
The Dark Forest
Cixin Liu
Death's End
Christopher Priest
Inverted World
Kim Stanley Robinson
John Scalzi 
The Collapsing Empire
Robert Scheckley
Store of the Worlds
Jeff VanderMeer 
Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy
Andy Weir 
The Martian