‘Ulysses’ James Joyce, ‘Anna Karenina’ by Leo Tolstoy, ‘One hundred Years of Solitude’ by Gabriel García Márquez, ‘A Passage to India’ E. M. Forster, ‘Beloved’ Toni Morrison, ‘The Great Gatsby’ by Scott Fitzgerald, ‘Invisible Man’ H. G. Wells, ‘Hamlet’ by Shakespeare, ‘Jane Eyre’ by Sharlotte Bronte, etc- we all agree those are classics. People enjoy reading books that are genuinely tested by time. However, they forget that at one time these books were also modern literature and were then referred to as other works of classics.
However, we forget that at one time these books were also modern literature.
If you are looking for a new book, we’d like to suggest you some of the modern ones that will soon be a part of the classic.
1. Everything is Illuminated– Jonathan Safran Foer
A young American Jew arrives in Ukraine to find out his roots. Armed with maps, cigarettes, and photos, Jonathan is looking for a woman who saved her grandfather from the Nazis. He is being translated by Ukrainian Alex, who is crazy about American pop culture and speaks strange English. Together, they try to determine where the now-defunct Jewish settlement of Trachimbrod was located, and the readers are counted on the journey.
This novel is written in a strange and funny language. It is described as a ‘stunning’ book by the legend of American literature, John Updike.
2. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon
Fifteen-year-old Christopher John Francis Boone knows the capitals of every country in the world by heart, all simple numbers up to 7057 and lots more. The boy loves animals and takes care of them, but there is not much to he knows about humans and their feelings; Can’t stand the touch and even yellow. One night, Christopher finds a neighbor’s dog dead and begins an investigation into which the boy goes through a lot of difficulties and reveals many secrets.
“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” is a book by British writer, illustrator, and screenwriter Mark Haddon. The author has worked with autistic children for several years in his youth, proving the persuasiveness of the character of Christopher Boone with Asperger’s Syndrome. Book has received the Guardian Prize as the best children’s novel and many other prizes. The author is also on the initial list of candidates for the Booker Prize.
3. The Correction- Jonathan Rranzen
This fascinating novel was written in 2001. Lambert family members have their own problems and challenges. They constantly make mistakes and worry about the future that has already come. The events unfold at the turn of the millennium, the time when the 21st century was associated with Second Coming. The writer travels through different periods of the twentieth century and illustrates the personal growth or decline of each character.
The book won the American National Prize immediately after its publication, and several literary editions called it the greatest novel of the 21st century. If you love writers who tell their characters in detail, Jonathan Franzen’s narration will surely be your favourite.
4. The Road- Cormac McCarthy
Cormac McCarthy’s Road is one of the most prominent novels on the post-apocalyptic theme. Father and son travel to ruined America several years after the apocalypse. The coldness that has become a part of everyday reality is fading into the bones and the snow from the sky is gray. Cannibals and gangs of criminals are spreading around. Hunting for food and fuel goes far beyond any human boundary. The wanders head for the ocean, but they don’t even know what to expect there. The father tries to prepare his son for existence in a cruel world but at the same time does not lose faith in humans.
Roman received the Pulitzer Prize in 2007. In 2009 director John Hilcott made the film on the story according book.
5. A Thousand Splendid Suns- Khaled Hosseini
The book by Khaled Hosseini was debuted in 2003. Khalid Hosseini is an American writer of Afghan origin. “The Kite Runner” made the readers all over the world speak about it. A Thousands of Splendid Suns is the author’s second most successful novel. This is a book about rightless women, domestic violence, the brutality of the day, and the country that has been hit by every possible blow.
The book tells the story of two women: Mary is an illegitimate child, an unforgivable sin for Afghan society. In his childhood, They were making her merry to a way older guy and were throwing here into domestic violence. Laila is younger than Mary. She is educated and purposeful, but her dreams remain unfulfilled. Laila and Mary become wives of the same abusive man. This is a story about women fighting for freedom and happiness.