评语：A collaborator from prewar Japan reluctantly discloses his betrayal of friends and family.
评语：The novel that bags Amis's place on any list.
评语：A prose poem about the delights of chemistry.
评语：A bestseller by the most popular postwar writer for children of all ages.
评语：Dazzling metaphysical thriller set in the Manhattan of the 1970s.
评语：Seething vision of Glasgow. A Scottish classic.
评语：Haunting, poetic story, drowned in water and light, about three generations of women.
评语：Bleak but haunting allegory of apartheid by the Nobel prizewinner.
评语：The finest living writer of English prose. This is his masterpiece: edgily reminiscent of Heart of Darkness.
评语：A strange, compelling story about the pleasures of reading.
评语：This quasi-documentary account of the life and death of Gary Gilmore is possibly his masterpiece.
评语：Macabre comedy of provincial life.
评语：The definitive novelist of the African-American experience.
评语：A thrilling elegy for post-imperial Britain.
评语：A haunting, understated study of old age.
评语：A postmodern masterpiece.